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Traditional Turkish cuisine

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 1 comment

There are a few major culinary influences that have had a wide influence upon global gastronomy. Talking exclusively about influences as regards to dishes, one might say that the French influence has definitely been massive, also there is a definite Asian influence – especially Chinese, but for those who live in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the surrounding geographical area, the Turkish influence has been extremely important throughout the centuries.

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Czech Republic traditional cuisine

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

Just as in the case with Poland, the Czech gastronomy has been heavily influenced by the tides of history and the cuisines of its surrounding neighbors. However, it in its own right influenced nearby countries, for instance many of the fine cakes and pastries that are popular in Central Europe have originated in the Czech lands.

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Traditional Polish cuisine

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

Traditional Polish cuisine is made up of mostly Slavic-style foods but also shows influences from France and Italy; thanks to its location on the continent and geo-politic machinations across the centuries, its national cuisine shares quite a few similarities with other Central European as well as Eastern European traditions.

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Hungarian cuisine – Paprika and goulash

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

The Hungarian language and culture has intrigued many European historians for thousands of years, partly because to the blending of Eastern influences with Western traditions and partly because of their rather unique language. However, we'll be talking a look at how traditional Hungarian cuisine is influenced by these various factors, and others.

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Traditional Swiss cuisine

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

When it comes to a country's traditional cuisine, it is impossible for it to be a perfect stand-alone entity, not influenced by surrounding influences, however when ti comes to traditional Swiss cuisine, it is a bit special in regards to the amount of regional influences that it shows from its neighbors. Because of its location on the European continent, influences from France, Germany and Italy are extremely prominent because historically speaking, Switzerland has been a farming country in which the most popular foods were cheeses, potatoes and chocolate.

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Traditional Greek cuisine

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

Modern-day Greece has the distinct honor of tracing its roots to the civilization of ancient Greece, generally seen as being the cradle of Western civilization thanks to it being the birthplace of “minor” things like democracy, Western philosophy, literature, political sciences, Western drama – both tragedies and comedies, just to name a few. However today we won't be talking about any of those, instead we'll be focusing on traditional Greek cuisine.

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