Dish of Colcannon

Around the world: Irish

With Ireland being a country rich in history, Irish food has evolved with the social and political changes. At one point farming heavily influenced how the Irish lived and ever since then potatoes, grains, and dairy have become staples in any Irish diet. What to eat? Irish stew: Traditionally made up of leftovers in the fridge but commonly made up of stewed lamb, potatoes, carrots, … Continue reading Around the world: Irish

pasteis de nata, typical Portuguese egg tart pastries

Around the world: Portuguese

Portuguese cuisine is heavily influenced by the Mediterranean. Common ingredients that form of the basis of most Portuguese cooking include olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs such as coriander and parsley. Given that the country has a well developed fishing industry, fish and seafood make it to the table too whether it’s fried, grilled, boiled, or stewed. Meats such as pork and chicken are favourites, … Continue reading Around the world: Portuguese

Austrian food weiner schnitzel

Around the world: Austrian

To the naked eye — or more so palate in this case — German and Austrian cuisine are interchangeable, mainly because Austrian cuisine was so heavily influenced by the Germans, as well as other neighbouring countries including Hungary and Italy. But depending on which part of Austria, the flavour can differ from region to region. For example, Austria’s capital city Vienna has its own cuisine … Continue reading Around the world: Austrian

Bavarian pretzel

Around the world: German

Germans bring meaning to ‘comfort food’ with their insatiable appetite for all kinds of meat, but mainly pork, beef, and chicken. They enjoy braising it, and sometimes pan-frying. But their most favoured way to enjoy their meats is in sausage form. The varieties of sausages are almost endless, depending on the combination of meats and spices, and whether it’s smoked, parboiled, or grilled. The Italians … Continue reading Around the world: German

Around the world: Hungarian

Hungary’s capital city Budapest is known as the Paris of the East. The architecture, the city charm, and the food all contribute to that. The city thrives, like the rest of the country, on cooking up romantic hearty meals such as stews, casseroles, and various meat dishes. These Hungarian recipes are often reliant on staples including lard, sour cream, onions, potatoes, and cabbage. The Hungarians … Continue reading Around the world: Hungarian