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List of cuisines

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A cuisine is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a specific culture or region. Each cuisine involves food preparation in a particular style, of food and drink of particular types, to produce individually consumed items or distinct meals. A cuisine is frequently named after the region or place where it originated. A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade. Religious food laws can also exercise a strong influence on such culinary practices.

Regional and ethnic cuisines[edit]

Global cuisine is a cuisine that is practiced around the world. A cuisine is a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions,[1] often associated with a specific region, country[2] or culture. To become a global cuisine, a local, regional or national cuisine must spread around the world with its food served worldwide.

Regional cuisine is based upon national, state or local regions.[3] Regional cuisines may vary based upon food availability and trade, varying climates, cooking traditions and practices, and cultural differences.[4] One noteworthy definition is based upon traditional cuisine: "A traditional cuisine is a coherent tradition of food preparation that rises from the daily lives and kitchens of a people over an extended period in a specific region of a country, or a specific country, and which, when localized, has notable distinctions from the cuisine of the country as a whole."[4]

African cuisine[edit]

Central African cuisine[edit]

Ndolé, the national dish of Cameroon

East African cuisine[edit]

Meal consisting of injera and several kinds of wat or tsebhi (stew), typical of Ethiopian cuisine

North African cuisine[edit]

Cooking tajine, a typical North African dish

Southern African cuisine[edit]

West African cuisine[edit]

Jollof rice, a famous West African dish

Cuisine of the Americas[edit]

North American cuisine[edit]

Red pozole, a common Mexican stew, with various accompaniments
American cuisine[edit]
A meal typical of soul food: fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, fried okra, and cornbread

Central American cuisine[edit]

South American cuisine[edit]

Ceviche, one of the most famous South American dishes

Caribbean cuisine[edit]

Ackee and saltfish, the national dish of Jamaica

Asian cuisine[edit]

Central Asian cuisine[edit]

East Asian cuisine[edit]

A spread of various Korean banchan
Chinese cuisine[edit]
Hot and sour noodles topped with pork intestines, peanuts, and bok choy, a popular Sichuan street snack
Xiaolongbao served in a traditional steaming basket

Highland Asian cuisine[edit]

North Asian cuisine[edit]

Stroganina, an Asian Russian dish of raw, thin, long-sliced frozen fish.

South Asian cuisine[edit]

Indian cuisine[edit]
Uttar Pradeshi thali (platter) with naan, rice, daal, raita, shahi paneer, and salad
Dosa, a South Indian flatbread, with sambar and chutney
Pakistani cuisine[edit]
A variety of Pakistani dinner dishes – Starting from the left: gobi aloo, seekh kebab, and beef karahi

Mainland Southeast Asian cuisine[edit]

Lao-style larb ped with duck

Maritime Southeast Asian cuisine[edit]

Indonesian cuisine[edit]
Nasi goreng with shrimp and egg, a typical Indonesian breakfast

West Asian cuisine[edit]

A spread of various meze, one of the distinctive aspects of Levantine cuisine

European cuisine[edit]

Central European cuisine[edit]

German cuisine[edit]
Bratwurst, a traditional German sausage

Eastern European cuisine[edit]

Borscht, a common Eastern European soup, with a side of pampushky

Northern European cuisine[edit]

A traditional Scottish meal: haggis, neeps and tatties

South Eastern European cuisine[edit]

Southern European cuisine[edit]

Tagliatelle al ragù, a typical Italian dish of the city of Bologna
Seafood paella, one of the best-known Spanish dishes

Western European cuisine[edit]

Baguettes, a symbol of French cuisine and culture

Oceanic cuisine[edit]

Poi, a staple Polynesian food

Cuisine Styles[edit]

A Jacques Lameloise (a three-star Michelin Guide chef) nouvelle cuisine presentation

Religious cuisines[edit]

A table set for Seder, a Jewish feast
A vegan Ethiopian Yetsom beyaynetu, compatible with Ethiopian Orthodox fasting rules

Historical cuisines[edit]


  1. ^ Cuisine (definition). Thefreedictionary.com. Accessed June 2011.
  2. ^ "Cuisine (definition)". Oxford Dictionaries. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Region." (Definition). Merriam-Webster. Accessed June 2011.
  4. ^ a b "The American Food Revolutions: Cuisines in America." Eldrbarry.net. Accessed June 2011.

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