If you are a digital nomad or a true globetrotter at heart, you will most likely have come across a whole host of foods types, flavors, colors and textures. With about five trillion recipes in the world, there will always be an opportunity to learn something about food. Let’s take a look at some fun facts about popular dishes from around the world.
Fika rules Sweden
Some people may think that Swedish meatballs are the most popular food dishes in Sweden, but that is not entirely true. Rather, Fika (a type of coffee) reigns in Sweden. There is a good reason why ‘Fika’ has become associated with the meaning ‘to take a coffee break’. Truth be told, Fika is more than just coffee and it does not take long for foreigners arriving in Sweden to familiarize themselves with this delicious beverage. Whether you are looking for a food item that brings friends together for socialization or gives families a reason to gather, Fika is truly the way to go in Sweden.
America’s 105lb Hamburger Challenge
When it comes to America, you either go big or you go home; portion sizes are large in the US – at least in comparison to the rest of the world. In the United States, some restaurants run food challenges that are just mind-blowing. For example, if you take a trip to the Clinton Station Diner, NJ, you will find that to ‘finish eating a 105 lb hamburger in less than 1 hour’ is a real food challenge. However, it is not limited to only one person. Competitors can bring along nine friends with them, and if they win the challenge, they win a $5,000 cash prize.
Italian (Masterchef) Grandmothers
There is an ongoing debate about what constitutes the staple food of Italians. Well, there are different ways to answer that question; it all depends on who you ask. For example, if you spoke to a Milanese, they would probably tell you that cotoletta rocks Italy. A Napolitano might also conclude that pizzas are everything in Italy. However, one fact remains, and that is, Italian grandmothers (nonnas) make the best food in Italy, so you’ll have to get in touch with one if you want to learn about authentic mouth-watering Italian recipes. Another interesting food fact about Italy is with regards to its honeybees which also produce beeswax. Apart from cooking, this wax can be used for candle-making and cosmetics as it’s well known for locking in moisture. If you would like to get hold of an all natural beeswax bar online, then get in touch with The Beeswax Co for ultra clean and naturally clean
Indian dishes are the most popular in the UK
Indian dishes have been topping UK food charts for years, so do not be surprised to hear that there are over 15,000 Indian restaurants in the UK. In fact, many Brits will choose Indian food as a firm favourite over other cuisines. Note that the concept of curry is much more complex than you may think. It denotes a family of south Asian dishes flavoured by spiced sauces.