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Travel Food Atlas Blog

Welcome to the Travel Food Atlas blog, it’s great to have you here!

The Travel Food Atlas blog is an exploration of food in countries all around the world. From Africa to South America, with a stop off in Europe, discovering all about food, culture, cuisine, travel, recipes and delicacies.

We hope to showcase some of the weird and wonderful things they eat in different countries around the world and we hope it inspires you to follow us throughout the journey. Whether it’s from the depths of Asia, the beautiful Oceanic islands, or the diverse North America, the world is full of incredible cultural delights and we hope you enjoy experiencing it as much as we do.

Travelling around the world, tasting the delicious cuisines of local cultures, we hope you will follow along with us on Facebook or Twitter, it’s really great to have you along for the ride!

Malian Cuisine: 10 Traditional Foods of Mali

Mali is a landlocked country of western Africa which lies on the southern edge of the Sahara desert. Despite being one of the largest countries of Africa, it has a relatively small population, which is majorly centred along the Niger River. The country boasts of a very rich culture, which is demonstrated through its incredible …

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Penis Fish (Gaebul): South Korea’s Genital-Shaped Delicacy

Penis Fish phallic sea creature is typically eaten raw by South Koreans and served with a savoury sauce made of sesame oil, salt, or a spicier dip. Gaebul is the Korean word for an oddly looking fish in South Korea, which translates as ‘penis fish’. And while it may look like a somewhat unappetising male …

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Traditional Mexican Mulitas Recipe

Mulitas are a traditional Mexican sandwich of two thick tortillas filled with savoury fillings. It is one of the most popular dishes in Mexico and throughout the world. Mulitas are similar to quesadillas except that they use two tortillas with filling in between them, whereas a quesadilla is folded over. In English, the word Mulitas …

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Hormiga Culona: Colombia’s Edible Fat-Bottomed Ants

Hormiga Culona are a large leafcutter ant, typically female, that is a popular unusual delicacy eaten in the Colombian region of Santander. The Hormiga Culona ants are either fried or roasted and eaten as a snack like peanuts. The History of Hormiga Culona Hormiga Culona originated in the northern part of Colombia, in Santander, which …

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Portuguese Food: 12 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Portugal

Portugal, sharing terrestrial commonalities and customs with the Mediterranean and the countries of Northern Europe, offers the most serene beaches, delicious food and port wine. This charming country also serves as the world’s top surf spot and even has its own genre of music. But of course, that’s not what we’re here for, we are …

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Thai Food: 12 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Thailand

Thailand is known for so many things, from stunning beaches to hectic, scooter-saturated cities. But of course, Thailand is most well-known around the world for its exquisite cuisine packed full of spice, rice and noodles. Thai food consists of various complex flavours and textures, and is eponymous of Southeast Asian cuisine in general. Typical Thai …

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13 Traditional Swedish Dishes You Must Try

The Scandinavian country of Sweden is famous for its glaciated mountains, thousands of coastal islands, boreal forests and inland lakes. But Swedish cuisine is less well-known, despite it offering up some surprising delights! A common trend in Swedish cuisine is fish (herring is an apparent favorite), whether that be part of a Smörgåsbord or fermented as …

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11 Traditional Foods of South Africa You Must Try

Located on the southernmost tip of Africa, The Republic of South Africa is a country which boasts of great natural beauty, varied topography and a multicultural society. Being home to people with diverse cultures, languages and religions, South Africa has a very colorful and delectable cuisine. The indigenous cuisine is influenced by Dutch, French, Malaysian …

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10 Traditional Russian Foods You Must Try

When you think of Russian food you likely don’t put it on the same level as Italian, French or Mexican cuisine which is significantly more popular globally. However, Russia’s influence across the world is very apparent particularly throughout Eastern Europe and central Asia. In fact, many of Russia’s most famous dishes share a lot in …

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Narutomaki: The Swirly White-Pink Japanese Fish Cake

Have you ever wondered what the white circle with a pink swirl is in Japanese dishes? Well, mystery solved. It’s a Japanese fish cake known as Narutomaki.  This article will dig deep into the history of Narutomaki, its origins, how it tastes, how to prepare it, and why it is so popular as a ramen …

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12 Traditional Foods of Indonesia You Must Try

Indonesia consists of sprawling islands, put together like a patchwork quilt. With over 300 ethnicities, it is easy to see why this beautiful archipelago has such a diverse range of flavors and tastes.  Signature flavors include hits of chili, subtly smooth notes of coconut, citrus zings, and hints of nutty goodness. Meals in Indonesia are …

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Pulque: The Traditional Mexican Fermented Alcoholic Drink

What better than a margarita? No, not even a bloody Mary. We present to you the Pulque. And before you butcher the pronunciation, it’s pull-kay. It’s what the people of central Mexico have been drinking for almost 2000 years! And before we get into it, we have to mention that it’s a beer-like beverage, so …

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15 Traditional Chinese Foods You Must Try

Chinese foods are unique, wholesome, and wonderfully satisfying. Due to the vast landscape of China and its long and storied history of various small kingdoms and ethnic groups, regional food in China is very diverse. It’s an assortment of tastes and flavors unlike any other in Asia. That being said, the three basic staple ingredients …

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11 Spanish Foods You Absolutely Must Try

There’s a whole lot of reasons anyone would want to visit Spain: gorgeous beaches, world-renowned art, colourful history, and…. delicious food! Spanish foods are unique, wholesome, and wonderfully satisfying. Due to the mountainous regions of Spain and its history of various small kingdoms and ethnic groups, regional food in Spain is very diverse. It’s an …

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15 South Korean Foods You Absolutely Must Try

South Korean cuisine is often characterised as savory, hearty, nutritious, and spicy. But dig a little deeper and there is so much more to uncover in the vast, incredibly unique culinary landscape that Korean food has to offer. From mouth-watering stews to marinated meat grilled right on your table, there is a diversity even within …

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16 Guatemalan Foods You Must Try

Guatemala is one of the most well-known countries of Central America with it’s stunning culture and a simple but hearty traditional cuisine. Guatemalan food at its core centres around the primary ingredients of rice, corn, tortillas, cheese, port, chicken, beans, or beef. The single most common ingredient in Guatemalan cooking is corn. With strong ties to …

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