Cuisines of the World
To read about a country's cuisine isn't simply to go looking for
it is also to better know - by means of the recipes -
the customs and the richness
or poverty of a place, and the spirit of those who inhabit it.
It is, above all, to participate in the symbolic
celebration of the shared repast.
This site is devoted to links to recipes, food history, and food lore
of all regions of the globe, with the goal of discovering, sharing,
and appreciating the diverse tastes of all the world's people.
Thank you for coming to this Section. I hope you are sufficiently hungry to browse through the many delicious recipe links,
and that this strenuous exercise
will make you hungrier still, causing you to rush to the kitchen
to have a crack at the recipe of your choice.
Recipes by Countries
African Cuisine - African Cultures
Links to sites related to African cuisine and original recipes.
SOUTH AFRICA: What to Eat
South African cuisine has something for everyone. There is spice. There is subtlety. There is richness. There is freshness. There is both elegance and simplicity. This multi-faceted cuisine is the ultimate in gourmet cookery!
Because the South African coastline borders both the Atlantic and Indian oceans, seafood is abundant and, of course, an important part of the South African diet.
Recipes from Mauritius
The eating habits of the Mauritians inevitably reflect the ethnic diversity of its people: Creole rougailles, Indian curries, Muslim bryanis, Chinese sweet-and-sour pork, French delicate dishes, English bacon and eggs, ...... you name it, you'll get it there. Basic ingredients of the Creole cuisine are the tomatoes (known as pommes d'amour), onions, ginger, garlic and chillies. Palm heart and Camarons (giant prawns), venison and wild boar are favourite items of French cuisine. Fresh fish and seafood set the keynote for Chinese cooking.
The Congo Cookbook
The recipes on this website are not new, unless they are new to you. They were collected by an epicurean Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who taught English in Gabon, traveled across Central Africa, obtained a degree in African Studies, and who loves to eat, cook, and surf the 'net. (The Peace Corps' third goal is "to help promote a better understanding of people of other nations on the part of Americans.")
A South African Barbecue
Cooks in different regions of the country have different ways of approaching braais. The people of the Southern Cape coast are masters of fish braais. Farther north, the inhabitants of the Karoo--the central, desert-like portion of South Africa--favor the mutton and lamb that are so abundant there. In the northeastern Free State (historically an Afrikaner area), spit-roasted whole-lamb braais are popular.
Good Old American Home Cooking
Debbie's Country Cookin' Recipes
Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable. We have all kinds of recipes, tips, and ideas to help you out around the kitchen. Plus, you can sign up for our free recipes newsletter. You can sign up for our newsletter below, or you can subscribe, unsubscribe, change address or read more about it on our newsletter page. To view the past newsletters in their entirety visit our newsletter archives or to see just the recipes go the recipe archives. You can make or answer recipe requests on our recipe request board. Be sure to visit our other pages, in the dropdown list below or on the site index at the bottom of this page.
Authentic Berks County Recipes
Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking: My family has lived in Berks County, Pennsylvania for several generations. They were not wealthy people, but always ate well and lived long lives. Their recipes are difficult to translate because they were never really written down, just memorized from watching your mother cook, and her mother, and her mother. Things like 'a pinch' 'a dash' 'a handful' 'some' had to be translated into teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, etc. Along the line we've all come up with our own 'short cuts' because of time constraints, whatever.
Granny's Kitchen - Country Lovin' Recipes
My grandmother was a wonderful cook. She did not own a microwave oven and was never inside a fast-food restaurant. Instead, my grandmother fetched water from an outside pump, cooked all of her meals at home and most of the time, did not use a recipe. In the early years, Grandma used a wood cook stove, but later became "modernized" with electricity ...she never did have indoor plumbing.
Caribbean, Latin American and Southwestern U.S. cuisine
Creole and Cajun cuisine
Let us read and prepare these delicious recipes enjoing some typical music of the region. Bon appetit.
Bienvenue à vous-autres! Welcome to the Creole and Cajun Recipe Page! Here we celebrate the marvelous Creole cuisine of New Orleans, and the hearty cooking of Acadiana (or "Cajun country"). You'll also find some culinary basics -- stocks, sauces, seasonings, and the like -- as well as a few tastes of many other regional and world cuisines.
The History of Cajun & Creole Cuisine
In order to understand the techniques and philosophies of Cajun and Creolecooking, it is vital to learn how they originated and evolved into a unique culinary experience. The best way to explain their development is to trace the history of various cultures that began settling in New Orleans in the late seventeenth century. Each group brought a different set of ingredients and techniques which were added to this culinary melting pot. As mentioned on the home page, these settlers are commonly separated into two distinct groups, the Cajuns and the Creoles.
Cajun in the Kitchen
Includes glossary, U.S. to Metric conversion table, instructions on how to make a roux and Cajun seasoning, and about fifty recipes. This site does not support the practice of "burning" food, smothering it in pepper then calling the dish Cajun...blackened whatever. We believe that this fad has been perpetuated by a lot of trendy "wannabe" Cajun cooks that do not have any idea what real Cajun or Creole cooking is all about.
Welcome To the AMERICAN: Creole/Cajun-style Page!
If you do not find the recipe you want in the table below, please take a minute to visit our new Book Store to view our Cooking Section (P.S. You can also buy Music and Videos there!).
Welcome to Cajun World!!
Cajun World is the ultimate Cajun food website in cyberspace. Cajun World is packed with delicious Cajun food recipes, a Cajun Word dictionary, Cajun Food Grocery Store, and Cajun Food Gift Baskets all at the click of your mouse.
Best Of New Orleans Cuisine Section
People are dousing their tempura with Tabasco in Japan, sprinkling their meatloaf with Magic Seasonings in Minneapolis and dining on red beans and rice in California.
The fertile agricultural and cultural climate in Louisiana has stimulated a tradition of good eating and quality foods, and the rest of the nation is catching on.
Nouvelle American cuisine
Persian and other Middle Eastern cuisine
Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Caucasian and Uzbek cuisine
Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian and Slovene Recipes
This page is still in construction.
The pretty and sentimental things of the life
take sometimes something more time to arrive.
A greeting to all the interested.
Many thanks for the patience.
Rodolfo from Mexico
Return to Cultural & Romantic Sites
Return to the Main Page