Tag Archive for: European Cuisine

Algerian / Turkish – Baklava

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Baklava is one of the most popular desserts ever made in this world. It is basically pastry which is made by adding nuts, pistachios over the filo sheets which is then baked in the oven. This dessert goes way back to the times of the Ottoman Empire. There is a dish in the Turkish cuisine which resembles quite a lot with the Baklava and some say that it is the origin of Baklava. There are many countries which have their own versions of Baklava.

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.

Italy – Pizza

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Each country has its own specialty for making pizza that is why it is so popular. There are more than 3000 variations throughout the whole world. The word Pizza came into light first in the 10th century and it was found in a Latin manuscript in the town Gaeta in Lazio Italy. However this version of Pizza was not the one which we are used to eating nowadays. The modern day pizza was created in Naples in the 18th century.

Italy – Saltimbocca

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Saltimbocca is an Italian classic dish which is basically chicken and prosciutto wrapped together and then cooked in a sauce of wine and garlic. Saltimbocca is an Italian word and its meaning in English is "jump to the mouth". The origin of Saltimbocca is quite a mystery. This dish is one of the best looking dish as well and really if you want to spend your money well you should try this.

USA, Germany – Potato Salad

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Potato Salad is a special type of dish made from potatoes which are boiled and a combination of other ingredients. Many office workers in Germany and other European countries take Potatoes salad for their lunch in the lunch box. It is originated from Germany but this dish also known as American-style Potato Salad. It has many verities and variants.

Italy – Lasagne Bolognese With Bechamel Sauce

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Lasagna is one of Italy's finest cuisines ever made. It has a place in the heart of the Italian cuisine. Lasagna was first made in the city of Naples where this dish became popular in no time. The word Lasagna was embraced from the Greek dish "Lasanum" which meant "cooking pot" because it was made in it. As my opinion goes I will always recommend everyone to try it because it is also one of my favorite foods to eat. It may not be the healthiest but it is tasty.

United Kingdom – Fish And Chips (With Mushy Peas And Tartar Sauce)

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Fish and Chips is considered the most common dishes in all of the UK as it is merely eaten everywhere in the whole country. It is basically a fish fried in batter and served with hot chips along with its side with an tartare sauce. The origin of fish and chips was in Lancashire in 1863 by a man named Mr. Lee who used to serve fish and chips from a wooden hut.

United Kingdom, England – Traditional Steak and Kidney Pie

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There are many famous recipes in British cuisine but, the Steak and Kidney pie is our most popular recipe so far. This dish (Steak and Kidney Pie) is originated from the northern part of Europe.

Greek – Meatballs Cooked in Tomato Sauce

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This food comes, thus its origin is from Turkey, from Greek woman who were residents there, in city Izmir Turkey.

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.