Category Archives: World Cuisine

A Taste Of Empire – Anguilla

Anguilla (/æŋˈɡwɪlə/ ang-gwill-ə) is a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. The territory consists of the main island of Anguilla itself, 16 miles (26 km) long … Continue reading

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The Chinese Experience

The now ubiquitous Chinese restaurant, (outside of China of course!) began in the United States during the California gold rush. Brought about by an influx of twenty to thirty thousand immigrants across from the Canton or Guangdong region of China, … Continue reading

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Australia Or Bust!

In 1853, the good ship “Sir Edward Parry” left Plymouth bound for South Australia, its passengers hungry for the gold recently discovered in the colony. They were generally left pretty hungry on the three month voyage too, for the ration … Continue reading

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The Hungarian Experience

Hungarian cuisine is the cuisine characteristic of the nation of Hungary and its primary ethnic group, the Magyars. Traditional Hungarian dishes are primarily based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh bread, dairy products and cheeses while modern Hungarian cuisine is … Continue reading

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The Australian Experience

Australia was, from 1788 to 1900, a collection of British colonies in which culinary tastes were strongly influenced by British and Irish traditions. These traditions continue today in ‘home’ cooking and the ubiquitous takeaway! Both the traditional Roast Dinner and … Continue reading

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The Canadian Experience

Canadian cuisine varies widely across the country, the earliest foods having First Nations, English, Scottish and French roots. Subsequent waves of immigration from Central, Southern, and Eastern Europe, South Asia, East Asia during the 19th and 20th centuries profitably augmented … Continue reading

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The Russian Experience

Russian cuisine is as diverse and eclectic as the country itself. The largest country in the world, Russia has a vast, multi-cultural population and the roots of its cuisine are firmly embedded in the traditional peasant foods of the rural … Continue reading

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