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!

What Christmas dinner looks like around the world [In Pictures]

What Christmas dinner looks like around the world [In Pictures]

Most of us indulge in the same Christmas dinner and traditions every year without giving it a second thought to changing them. We wouldn’t dream of not savouring our favourite festive dinner every year that we all know and love! But you may or may…

Kiviak: The Bizarre Greenland Inuit Delicacy

Kiviak: The Bizarre Greenland Inuit Delicacy

Kiviak (sometimes spelled Kiviaq) is quite possibly one of the strangest, most bizarre delicacies eaten anywhere in the world. A traditional dish eaten in Greenland by inuits during the winter period, particularly over Christmas, Kiviak consists of hundreds of dead auk birds stuffed into a dead seal…

13 Of The Weirdest Foods Eaten Around The World

13 Of The Weirdest Foods Eaten Around The World

Weird, strange and interesting foods and delicacies are what we live for here at Travel Food Atlas. If there is an odd, bizarre, gross or disgusting recipe being eaten in some culture in some country anywhere in the world, we will be there to document…

Will the avocado shortage affect me?

Will the avocado shortage affect me?

Everybody start panicking! The avocado shortage is here and prices of the popular green fruit (yes it’s a fruit), are going sky-rocket as the quality and supply begin to diminish. it’s all down to a price dispute between packing companies and the producers in the…

Where to find the best Babi Guling in Bali, Indonesia

Where to find the best Babi Guling in Bali, Indonesia

Bali is notorious for many things; beautiful beaches, being an affordable wedding destination, cheap shopping, unofficially having the largest population of drunk Australians outside of Australia… But seriously, one of the more understated features of Bali would have to be the stunning, fragrant traditional dishes and…

A Guide To The Famous Pacific Kava Drink + Recipe

A Guide To The Famous Pacific Kava Drink + Recipe

This kava drink recipe is consumed throughout the Pacific islands, made from the ground roots of the kava plant. Kava (also known as kava kava) offers some of the most interesting insights into traditions, culture and the rituals among the cultures who consume it… So what…

Alternative Japanese Foods To Try In Japan: A Guide

Alternative Japanese Foods To Try In Japan: A Guide

We hear so much about all the incredible favorites of eating in Japan. Whether that’s sushi, ramen or beautiful Japanese fish. What you might not know so much about is the crazy, alternative Japanese food on offer throughout Japan. From street corners to vending machines,…

What Are Deep-Fried Butter Balls? A Featured Recipe

What Are Deep-Fried Butter Balls? A Featured Recipe

In the USA they eat deep-fried butter balls. So if you love clogged arteries or you’ve simply lost the will to live, then this deep-fried butter recipe is for you! Yes that’s right, this fried butter recipe which was featured at the Iowa State Fair…

10 Best Foodie Gift Ideas For People Who Love Food 2019

10 Best Foodie Gift Ideas For People Who Love Food 2019

Food related gifts are an absolute must for your food-obsessed friend or relative. Whether you need food lover gift ideas for your partner or you’re wanting to spoil yourself with a food-related present, this list of amazing gift ideas will certainly hit the spot! As…

Snake Soup: A Guide To The Chinese Delicacy + Recipe

Snake Soup: A Guide To The Chinese Delicacy + Recipe

Yes you heard that right! Snake soup, yes snakes… in a soup! Is it one of the most bizarre foods we’ve come across? Again, yes! Snake soup is a 2,000 year old Chinese/Cantonese delicacy eaten in China, Taiwan and other parts of Eastern Asia. It may…

Smalahove (Sheeps Head) with Rutabaga & Potatoes Recipe | Norway

Smalahove (Sheeps Head) with Rutabaga & Potatoes Recipe | Norway

Smalahove is a bizarre traditional Norwegian recipe of sheeps head, usually eaten on the Sunday before Christmas. Smalahove is undoubtedly one of the weirdest recipes in the world but whilst it might look slightly disturbing, it is basically just lamb and the more meatier parts of…

Jamaican Food: 7 Dishes You Absolutely Must Try

Jamaican Food: 7 Dishes You Absolutely Must Try

Typical Jamaican cuisine is the result of an incredible blend of cultures and influences from around the world. As well as the influence of the Rastafarian religion; immigration and imperialism have allowed Jamaican food to become a unique mixture of tastes, cooking techniques and flavors.…

Egyptian Food: Top 6 Must-Try Dishes of Egypt

Egyptian Food: Top 6 Must-Try Dishes of Egypt

Egyptian food sets a precedent for much of the Middle East and is home to some bountiful regional culinary delights that have to be tried. Typically, Egyptian food combines vegetables, beans, legume, lentils, onions, pasta, rice and cumin with Mediterranean influences. All notable characteristics of Egypt’s mouth-watering national dishes.…

Traditional Foods Of Bangladesh: Top 9 Must-Try Bangladeshi Dishes

Traditional Foods Of Bangladesh: Top 9 Must-Try Bangladeshi Dishes

Traditional, authentic Bangladeshi cuisine is made up of a diverse range of delicious spices, herbs, rice, fish meats and breads. But it is oh-so-much-more than that… Consisting of rich, creamy, spicy, flavorsome curries and daal, the food in Bangladesh is comparable to Indian food due…

Traditional Italian Food: Top 9 Famous Foods To Eat In Italy

Traditional Italian Food: Top 9 Famous Foods To Eat In Italy

Italian food is arguably the most popular and well known cuisine in Europe and indeed the entire world. Typical Italian ingredients, methods and dishes influence other palettes across the globe, and even spawn sub-cultures such as American-Italian food. Typically, Italian food is characterised by its…

Traditional Peruvian Foods: 7 Popular Dishes Of Peru

Traditional Peruvian Foods: 7 Popular Dishes Of Peru

Peruvian food (or comida Peruana) is one of the most underrated cuisines in the world in my opinion. There is just so much to explore and try! Rich in history and culture, authentic Peruvian dishes all have amazingly interesting backgrounds that make them what they are. Throughout the…