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Travel Food Atlas Blog

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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!

Nepali Food: 10 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Nepal

Nepal is famous for its towering mountain landscapes and is home to eight of the highest peaks in the world. It also has a burgeoning culinary scene that is criminally underrated. Nepal is a fascinating place for any tourist, with a delightful blend of satisfying flavors to explore throughout the country. Nepalese cuisine is greatly …

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Venezuelan Food: 10 Must-Try Dishes of Venezuela

Venezuela is popularly known for its magnificent natural landscapes, tropical jungles and its diverse wildlife. It is an amazing place to visit for food lovers (when safe to do so), because of the country’s outstanding culinary traditions which epitomises Latin American cuisine. Most Popular Venezuelan Foods Venezuelan cuisine is inspired by a range of African, …

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Uzbek Food: 10 Must-Try Dishes of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is well-known for its Islamic architecture of the Registan in Samarkand, the ancient walled city of Khiva and the towering Kalyan Minaret of Bukhara. But what people do not hear much about the country is its unique and exceptional cuisine. The Uzbek cuisine is widely influenced by other countries from all over Asia and …

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What is Canned Bread? History & Taste

Canned bread is basically bread that is canned but unlike the usual bread you buy in loaves, canned bread can last longer than the ones you buy in bakeries. The bread is typically made from whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and molasses. Slightly gross and weird? Absolutely. American? Obviously! History of Canned Bread Most sources said …

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Dutch Cuisine: 10 Traditional Dishes from the Netherlands You Must Try

These famous icons include windmills, bulb fields, wooden shoes, cheese markets; the Netherlands is known for many things, but not necessarily its food. Despite being only a relatively small country in Northern Europe, the Netherlands has had a significant impact on the world owing to its historical empire and important role on the continent. Along …

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Pakistani Foods: 10 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Pakistan

Pakistan, officially known as the Islamic republic of Pakistan is a country located in South Asia. Generally known as the land of nature and adventure and food, the country boasts of a versatile cuisine. As an infinite number of spices and herbs are grown in Pakistan, Pakistani cuisine has some of the most outstandingly aromatic …

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Huitlacoche (Corn Smut) & How To Eat It

Huitlacoche is a soft and spreadable fungus that grows on the ears of corn, eaten in Mexico. Other names for this is corn smut, cuitlacoche, or Mexican truffle. Sound delicious? Thought not! If it sounds a little weird that’s because it is certainly a very unusual delicacy, but if you are tempted to try it …

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Ethiopian Food: 11 Must Try Traditional Dishes of Ethiopia

Ethiopia, located in the Eastern horn of Africa, is one of the biggest countries in terms of size and population in both Africa and the world. It’s no surprise then that it is home to a culinary culture that packs a real punch! Ethiopian cuisine typically centres around the bread (injera) which is used as …

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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 a rather odd-looking fish eaten in South Korea which translates as ‘penis fish’. And while it may look like a somewhat unappetising …

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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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