An A-Z of Breads From Around The World

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No matter how much we try to kick away carbs, bread seems to not escape our lives. The simplicity of baked dough reaches the hearts of many in the world. There is something so satisfying and delicious about a piece of bread, whether you have it neat (by itself) or accompanied with a meal or even as part of a meal (think, sandwich), the creation of bread is quite a science. Each culture has its own version varying in shape, size, and taste, but no matter where you are, you can usually find some kind of bread at the table.  Continue reading “An A-Z of Breads From Around The World”

12 Classic Sauces Around the World and How To Make Them

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Sauces really make a dish. They elevate them to the next level of deliciousness. You can also elevate a dish to a new level of fanciness by creating a sauce to go with it. The French can tell you about this as their cuisine revolves around the five mother sauces: Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, Sauce Tomat, and Hollandaise. You’ll be familiar with Béchamel if you enjoy croque monsieurs and lasagnas. You’ll be familiar with Hollandaise if you love your eggs benedict. But have you ever attempted to make any of these at home?  Continue reading “12 Classic Sauces Around the World and How To Make Them”

Around The World In 20 Street Foods

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When traveling, trying out the street foods is a great way to learn and soak in the culture of a place. You often find the locals selling and buying in these markets or stalls or stands, taking a quick sweet or savoury bite to go. It’s also very economical if you’re on a budget! Just make sure to try to be as hygienic as possible to avoid getting sick. Tip: if the same person is handling food and money, skip that place. Continue reading “Around The World In 20 Street Foods”

The Ultimate Ramen Cheat Sheet

Most of us know ramen in their convenient, quick, and tasty instant form. But the ramen culture has been intensifying since the 1950s. In Japan, they even have a term: “ramen otaku” for those who dedicate time, document, and blog about their ramen experiences.

Ramen is loved across the world and it could be because of its satisfying slurp and the only way to eat them, or the combination of flavours and wide-range of ramen preparation. Whether you still eat thin noodles prepared in the microwave or have joined the many people who enjoy them at professional restaurant establishments, you may not know that there’s a wide variety of options available for you to even try at home. Continue reading “The Ultimate Ramen Cheat Sheet”

What Does Pizza Look Like Around The World?

We covered that steak is very loved across the world, but let’s talk about pizza. Who doesn’t like pizza? Plus vegetarians can enjoy it too. Of course, different countries would have their own spin on the classic. But whether you like your pizza simple with cheese and tomatoes or complicated with things like artichoke hearts, prosciutto, and feta cheese, make sure you share. (Unless you top your pizza with tons of black olives and red and green peppers, then don’t share with me.)  Continue reading “What Does Pizza Look Like Around The World?”

Around The World In 10 Steaks

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Steak is simply the favourite food of many people around the world. It seems to bring a lot of satisfaction to one’s palate, stomach, and even heart. How does the saying go? Happy stomach, happy heart…? Okay, nobody says that, but it sounds right, right?  Continue reading “Around The World In 10 Steaks”

5 Indian Desserts To Try

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Desserts are a great way to end a satisfying meal in almost every culture in the world. It’s the cherry on top to follow any meal, not quite literally. There are cultures who have a weakness for sweets more than others, including Mexico and India, bringing people together through gatherings and celebrations and even places of worship. Continue reading “5 Indian Desserts To Try”

Top 5 European Cities For Foodies

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Some people like to choose their travel destination based on landmarks, museums, and outdoor activities. Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people nurturing a passion for food: the foodies! These people love visiting food markets, trying new restaurants, and cooking with new ingredients; finding pleasure whether it be sipping wine in Bordeaux, eating pizza in Naples, or having a one-of-a-kind dining experience at a Michelin-star restaurant in Copenhagen. Many companies are catching on to this movement and even offering world-class dining itineraries. Continue reading “Top 5 European Cities For Foodies”

Airlines Are (Finally) Offering High-End Food

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The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on January 21, 2016.

While some airlines have distinguished themselves with awesome in-flight entertainment options or stellar amenities in first, business, and economy class, for the most part airline food has failed to keep up with these new high-end innovations. Until now.

That’s right: Airlines are officially improving their menus, especially on domestic flights. From using fresh ingredients, to offering healthier options, to recruiting talented chefs to revamp their menus, airlines are going out of their way to make their food better, reports USA Today. Continue reading “Airlines Are (Finally) Offering High-End Food”

14 Iconic Sandwiches From Around The World

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Who doesn’t like a good sandwich? Yummies in between bread? Yes, please. Most every nation has its own spin on it. Some have taken iconic ingredients from their local cuisine like the cemita originally from Puebla, Mexico including meat, cheese and avocado, and some nations have been very innovative with it, like Canada who decided to turn this convenience food into a messy and soggy but possibly delicious one, by dumping gravy and peas on top of it. I guess Canadians like their gravy.  Continue reading “14 Iconic Sandwiches From Around The World”