In an ongoing effort to support fellow traveling foodies, we are taking a look at some of the staple dishes from various places around the world. From the great United States to Europe and beyond, there are signature dishes for every culture and region. Food has become such a major aspect of our culture. A way that people are embracing new territories and adventures is through food. It is something that brings people together, so why not embrace it! Here are some cuisines that you won’t want to miss out on during your travels.
If You’re Going to Ireland You Have to Try Stew and Soda Bread
When people travel to Emerald Isle, they probably expect to be eating potatoes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. While the potato plays a major role in plenty of Irish dishes, true natives will tell you that stew and soda bread are a heritage staple. The stew crafted by the Irish hold true to traditions that have been around for centuries. The key ingredient being some sort of roasted meat (usually a pot roast), potatoes and onion. Those simple recipes can craft the perfect stew for many, however some spruce it up with added veggies and spices. A perfect side to go along with your stew comes in the form of soda bread. Also a crucial player in an Irish breakfast, soda bread. When yeast was hard to come by in the 1800s the Irish clung to baking soda to help quickly leaven the bread.
If You’re Going to Chile You Have to Try Pastel De Choclo
Venture to South America and the style of food changes completely from the comfort food of Ireland. When you travel to South America, you will find that each country sets a completely different tone from the ones around it. And even when you are in one country, the regions that it encompasses also have their own share of variety. In Chile, one of the most popular dishes is the pastel de choclo, which literally translates to “corn pie”. There are many variations of the dish but in its typical fashion, it is a combination of ground sweet corn, eggs, olives and ground beef or chicken. Many use the comparison of quiche, with a corn base rather than egg one. Many British foodies think of it as a corn shepherd’s pie. The recipe has been among the Chilean people for centuries and through adaptations has a place for any visitor’s stomach.
Stay tuned as we continue exploring various foods and the homes they belong too!