World Cuisine Guide

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Take your love affair with your favorite food one step further by gaining a deeper understanding of where it came from. Our World Cuisine Guide dives deep into the history and culture behind some of the planet’s most prominent culinary regions.

Swedish Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Shop, Find Traditional Recipes, Read About History and Culture Both climate and location have been strong influences on Swedish Food since the country's earliest days. Sweden's long coastline, rivers and lakes allows seafood to be an important part of Swedish Cuisine, along with wild game in the North--

Spanish Cuisine Guide

Shop Now   Shop, Find Traditional Recipes, Read About History and Culture Spanish Food is influenced by Spain's geography, climate and the cultures and civilizations that have passed through or settled in the region throughout history. Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula, is surrounded on three sides by water--

Scottish Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Shop, Find Traditional Recipes, Read About History and Culture With its temperate climate, vast coastline, mountains, lakes, streams, valleys and moorlands, the lands and waters of Scotland have provided an abundant supply of food for its inhabitants throughout its history. Early hunter-gatherers arrived in Scotland from continental Europe--

Polish Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Shop, Find Traditional Recipes, Read About History and Culture Polish Food is a cuisine that is traditionally based on the consumption of meat (particularly pork), winter vegetables and heavily spiced foods. As early as 900 AD, the Roman Catholic influence was felt in Polish Food when fasting was--

Portuguese Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Shop, Find Traditional Recipes, Read About History and Culture Located in Southwestern Europe in the North Atlantic Ocean, Portugal has an expansive coastline, which has allowed seafood to play an important role in the cuisine of the country for thousands of years. In ancient times, farming and the--

Middle Eastern Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Some of the world's earliest civilizations originated in the Middle East, a region encompassing Western Asia and portions of North Africa. Since ancient times, many different civilizations and cultures occupied lands of the Middle East, including the Byzantine, Persian, Arab and Ottoman Empires. Due to its location between--

Mexican Cuisine Guide

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Japanese Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Japan's geographic location and isolation have been the main driving forces behind the development of Japanese cuisine. Japan's climate is similar to that of California, and thus excellent for farming. Rice has been the chief Japanese crop since ancient times, in fact about half of Japan's arable land--

Italian Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Perhaps the most popular cuisine in the United States, Italian Food is so much more than pizza and pasta. Italian Food is an expression of the culinary traditions of the many regions of Italy that have been shaped throughout the years by many factors, such as the traditions--

Israeli Cuisine Guide

Shop Now The development of Israeli cuisine, the food of Israeli, has been nearly 3,000 years in the making. Israeli food has been influenced by the cuisines of Asia, Europe and Africa, and by many is considered the ultimate fusion cuisine. In ancient times, Israelites based their diet on the--

Irish Cuisine Guide

Shop Now The early history of Irish Food was centered on grains, mainly oats and barley, eaten in the form of porridge. Beef, mutton, pork and shellfish were also eaten, in addition to wild fruit and nuts, especially hazelnuts. The main vegetables grown were carrots, parsnips, celery, turnips, cabbage and--

Greek Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Located in Southeastern Europe on the edge of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece and it culinary history stretches back nearly 4,000 years. Food in ancient Greece was based upon the "Mediterranean Triad" made up of olive oil, wheat and wine. Greece is known as the birthplace of democracy, home--

German Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Defined by regional cooking styles, German Food is traditionally thought of as hearty and rich with an emphasis on meat and potatoes. German Food is also characterized by the combination of sweet and sour flavors, such as vinegar, sugar and fruits that have been popular in German sauces--

French Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Find Traditional Recipes, Wine Pairings, Read About French Food History and Culture The art and history of French Food is that of a legendary cuisine which may easily leave a beginner intimidated. Although food has always played an important role in France, it has not always been associated--

English Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Shop English Food, Find Traditional Recipes, Read About History and Culture English Food has been influenced over the course of history by the cuisine of the British Empire, and from its earliest days, invaders who occupied its land. The Roman conquest of England greatly affected English Food's history--

Dutch Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Dutch Food, the cuisine of the Netherlands, has been shaped over the centuries by fishing, farming and the raising of domesticated animals. Typical Dutch Food during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance included bread, herring, peacock, pheasant, eggs, pies and tarts. The cultivation of barley, oats, rye, wheat--

Canadian Cuisine Guide

Shop Now Canadian Food is influenced by three distinct traditional cuisines: English, French, and the First Nations (Aboriginal people of Canada). Both France and England intended to colonize the territory of Canada in the 1400's and engaged in fierce battles with each other over the territory. In 1497, English explorer--

British Cuisine Guide

Shop, Find Traditional Recipes, Read About History and Culture The history of British Food is linked to the rich and diverse histories of three different countries: England, Scotland and Wales. British culinary history can be traced directly to the traditions of civilizations that occupied the land throughout history, as well--

Australian Cuisine Guide

Shop, Find Traditional Recipes, Read About History and Culture The aboriginal people of Australia survived on the hunter-gatherer diet of native plants and animals for thousands of years. Kangaroo, wallaby, emu as well as seemingly less palatable foods such as lizards, snakes, moths and witchetty grubs were commonly eaten. Berries,--

Argentinian Cuisine Guide

Shop, Find Traditional Recipes, Read About History and Culture Argentinian Food, or perhaps Argentine Food if you prefer, has its roots in Europe, especially in the Mediterranean, whose influences blend with the native livestock and agricultural foods found throughout the country. Before Spanish settlers arrived in Argentina in the 1500s,--

American Cuisine Guide

Shop Now American Food HistoryWhile European food history dates back thousands of years, American food history is relatively short and is still being written. Native Americans ate seafood and game and cultivated crops such as wild mushrooms, cherries, nuts and berries. They would commonly grill meats and spit roast meats--