Instead of going for the standard American fare like burgers, steaks, barbecue chicken wings, salads, and chips, how about poh, miso soup, vegetable curry, gazpacho, paella, tom yum gung, or spanakopita? These are some of the more well-known ethnic cuisines, and they prove to be excellent for health. As people become more health-conscious, they look for ways to stay healthy, including eating healthy. Since ethnic foods are generally healthier than standard American fare, more people are turning to ethnic cuisine. Let’s look at some types of ethnic foods.
Ancient Roman Cuisine:
Some of the native Roman ingredients used in ancient Roman cooking included carotes, defritum, passum, sauce, saturei, and silphium. The ancient Romans had a wide variety of dishes, including Isicia Omentata (Roman Burger), Minutal Marunum (Seafood Friscassee), Pullus Fusilis (Liquid Stuffed Chicken), Aliter Dulcia (Dessert), In Ovis Apalis (Boiled Eggs), Tiropatinam (soufflé), and In Mitulis (sea mussels).
As evidenced by the number of Chinese restaurants, Chinese cuisine is quite popular in the United States. The common ingredients used in Chinese cooking are garlic, scallions, rice wine, ginger, soy sauce, cornstarch, tomatoes, bamboo shoots, and pepper. There are many dishes in Chinese cuisine, and some of these dishes include braised lamb with orange, General Tso’s Chicken, Pot Stickers, Lo Mein, Chinese Scallion Cakes, Sweet-and-Sour Chicken, Steamed Dumplings, Duck with Amonds, and Pineapple Fish.
Greek cuisine is known for its healthy properties. In Greek cuisine, ingredients such as olive oil, herbs, olives, cheese, grains, bread, yogurt, and zucchini are commonly used. Some of the common Greek dishes include Chaniotiko Boureki (vegetarian dish), Dakos (Cretan salad), Kalamarakia (squid), Fasolada (bean soup), Patsas (tripe soup), Astakos (lobster), Gyros (roasted meat), Paidakia (grilled lamb chops ) and Spetsofai (Pilion stew).
French cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. In 2010, UNESCO added French gastronomy to the list of the world’s “intangible cultural heritagestronomy to the list of the world’s “intangible cultural heritage.” French regional cuisines are characterised by the use of locally grown vegetables and fungi such as carrots, turnips, zucchini, leeks, truffles, porcini, mushrooms, and chanterelles. Some of the common French dishes include Pot au feu (beef stew), Foie de veau (veal liver), Foie gras (foie gras or fatty duck), Mousse au chocolat (dessert), Madeleine (cake-like biscuit), Matelote (fish stew) , Cargolade (Catalan-style Escargot) and Ratatouille (Vegetable Stew).
Other types of popular ethnic cuisine include Indian, Cajun, German, Norwegian, Mexican, Japanese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Russian, Moroccan, Brazilian, and Jewish. Every culture has its own cuisine, so it can take a lifetime to sample all the different ethnic cuisines in the world.