Tag Archive for: European Cuisine

Italy – Insalata Caprese (Caprese Salad)

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Caprese salad is the Italian word for Insalata Caprese. When translated Insalata Caprese means "Salad Of Capri". Capri is an island located near the city of Naples. The ingredients in the dish are of the same color as the National flag of Italy: green, white and red. Therefore this dish represents the whole Italy. This salad was first noticed in the year 1920 and then was introduced in the menu of a hotel named Quisisana. There are many variations of Caprese salad all over the world.

France, Spain – Delightful Dessert Cream Caramel/ flan

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Caramel cream is the national dessert of Spain, Italy, Portugal, and France. Caramelized custard is one of the forms of sweet dessert. Caramel dessert consists of a layer of caramel sauce and caramel cream which helps it to be sweet and bitter. Caramel dessert is originated from Spain and France. However, this origin is not exact and it is unclear and unknown who the inventor of the caramel cream is.

Italy – Ribollita

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Ribollita is an another remarkable cuisine of the Tuscan region in Italy. It originated in Tuscany where this soup was so common because it was made from leftover items. Ribollita is an Italian word which when translated into English means "Reboiled". Meanwhile, Ribollita was also named the dish of the poor because of its history and also one of the major factor was that it was cheap.

Italy – Osso Bucco With Gremolata

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OSSO BUCCO is an Lombardy cuisine which is an region of Italy. It is basically a cut of veal shank which is cooked inside of a Mirepoix (a type of sauce). The meaning of "Osso Bucco" is "Bone With A Hole" which refers to the center of the veal shank which has a "Marrow Hole". OSSO BUCCO came into existence in the region of Lombardy in the 19th century.

Italy – Arancini

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Arancini is an Italian classic dish which is basically rice balls stuffed with ingredients like meat and cheese. Arancini came into existence in the 10th century in the city of Sicily. It is also regarded as the "Sicily's cuisine". Arancini is an Italian word whose meaning is "little orange". It has a small history but it is loved everywhere.

Franch – Omelette

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Omelette is a historical breakfast dish which goes way back to date 1700's . It is basically type of egg which is fried with some butter and oil. Now people must think how small and easy dish like this could have a history but I assure you this dish has a great past. If you ever visit France please try their own version because it is there where this was first made.

The United States, America – Delightful Dessert Banana Pudding of Vanilla Flavour

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The Banana Pudding has many components but the 3 main components are Banana slices, Biscuits, or cookies and the last is Vanilla custard. This dish (Banana Pudding) is actually originated from the United States and it is the part of the European region. In America, there is a lot of places that this delightful dessert has sold.

Turkey – Corba (Red Lentil Soup)

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In Jewish tradition, the roundness of the lentil represents a complete cycle of life so this red lentil soup has been served at times of mourning over there. Lentil soup is also mentioned in the Holy Book of Christians which is the Bible so it has a unique significance in life.

Turkey – Traditional Cag Kebab (Meatballs)

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This is the most famous cuisine of Turkey. Kebabs are so famous in the entire world not only in Turkey but Turkey has a large variety of kebabs. Cag Kebab has a long thin shape because the meat patties are put onto the skewer and then cut with a knife from the edges.

Cameroon, Balkans – Moussaka

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This is another simple cuisine but may be complicated for some people who have never tried preparing it. The cuisine I am about to write about below is Moussaka. This is a dish common to the Greek people or rather the Balkans of the east region. I prepared this dish here in Cameroon and I know how delicious it is.