When it comes to food, it can be all too easy to get stuck in a culinary rut, returning to the same restaurants again and again and cooking the same dishes every week.
And though there’s nothing wrong with having favourite cuisines, there is so much choice and variety out there right on our doorsteps.
So next time you’re heading out for dinner, don’t go for Italian, Indian or Chinese, try one of these exciting cuisines instead.
Now, if you’ve been to Serbia or spent an evening with a Serbian, you’ll know that they are very proud of their culture and heritage. As food plays a huge part in both, they are extremely proud of their cuisine – and with good reason.
Everything from the cabbage salad to the homemade mincemeat sausages and the salty, butter-soaked potatoes are unbelievably delicious with attention to detail and a great deal of love put into every dish.
For breakfast, there’s nothing that Serbs like more than a meat or cheese pie (Burek) accompanied by a yoghurt drink, but it would still be delicious matched with your morning coffee brewed in a Tassimo drinks machine.
Mostly based on meat, cabbage and potatoes, Polish food uses simple ingredients to create sensational dishes. Sit down to eat a plate of Pierogi smothered in butter and bacon and you’ll soon be salivating.
Another polish classic is Bigos, a stew made from sauerkraut and Polish sausage which is boiled for hours until all of the flavours have mixed together to create something truly great.
With Danish restaurant Noma claiming many of the top prizes in cookery in the last few years, the country’s cuisine has seen something of a revival. Like many Northern European cuisines, pork, potatoes and bread feature heavily, but there is also a lovely lightness with Danish food that you don’t really find anywhere else.
Their open sandwiches, or Smørrebrød, are a national speciality and come in all different sorts of shapes and sizes. Seafood also plays a major part in Danish cuisine, making it healthy as well as tasty.
With so many different cuisines out there, sticking to just one or two is a waste of your taste buds. So next time you’re heading out to dinner, why not try something different instead?
Or even better – why not join me in cooking up a storm at home? I am going to be tracking down some great recipes from each of these places over the next couple of weeks 🙂 Make it your task for October – try the cuisine of 3 new places 🙂
Itd be great to hear what your favorite foreign cuisine is?!?