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Food Cuisines

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Food Cuisines
The host (person who invited you) must say “Buen Provecho” before you can begin to eat.
Ensure that the knife and fork are laid parallel to each other across the right side of the plate once finished with your meal.
Dining Etiquette - Table Manners
Your hands are expected to be visible above the table, when not holding utensils.
No elbows on the table, wrists only to be rested on the table.
Dining Etiquette - Seating
The most important guest will be seated at the head of the table.
Seated to the right of the host is the most important guest.
Delicacy - Corn Smut (Huitlacoche)
Corn kernels are infected with fungus, changing the colour of the kernels to various shades of grey and black. As the fungus grows it changes the flavour, described as only having a gentle corn flavour with a hint of truffle. Usually used as a filling for quesadillas or with any tortilla based food.
Delicacy - Ant Eggs (Escamoles)
Ant eggs are described as having a cottage cheese like consistency, with a buttery yet slightly nutty flavour. They are usually served sautéed with butter, garlic and scallions for a filling in tortillas.
Corn Smut (Huitlacoche)
Ant Eggs (Escamoles)
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Dining Etiquette - Eating
Before starting a meal in Japan it is considered polite to say ‘Itadakimasu’ which means “I will receive”.
At the end of the meal it is polite to thank your host by saying “gochiso-sama deshita” meaning the meal was a real feast.
Wait until your host has commenced eating or drinking before you do.
Dining Etiquette - Table Manners
Japanese dishes will contain noodles and it’s ok to slurp when eating your noodles.
Rice is never mixed with food and should be eaten plain.
It is impolite to burp or blow your nose at the table.
It is good manners to ensure everything in your bowl is eaten.
Dining Etiquette - Seating
It is a tradition in Japan to sit on a mat on the floor when having a meal.
Delicacy - Monja Yaki
A specialty in Tokyo. It consists of dried squid, sweet corn and cabbage heated on a hot plate. A hollowed-out space is then made and a watery batter mixture with flour is poured into the hollow.
Monja Yaki
Seafood Delicacies
Ikura (Salmon Eggs)
Are a popular type of seafood in Japan commonly served on rice.

This is a dish of grilled eel with a sweet sauce served with rice.

A tube shaped fish dumpling. It is eaten cold as a snack or can be deep fried and eaten as a side dish to a meal.

Ikura (Salmon Eggs)
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Dining Etiquette - Eating
One of the phrases said before a meal is “buon appetito” which means enjoy your meal.
You should only pick up the cutlery only once the host starts eating if you are a guest.
Use the right fork. In Italy, fish is served with a three pronged fork.
If bread is served then it should be to the left of the main plate.
Dining Etiquette - Table Manners
Wrists should be on the table but never your elbows. Don’t cross your hands, as this is considered rude and may mean that you are hiding something.
Dining Etiquette - Seating
In Italy, the host sits in the middle of the longer side of the table.
If it is a round table, then the host will sit at either end if there is an invisible line going through the middle of the table.
Delicacy - Spaghetti with Cuttlefish Ink
This is one of the best dishes of the Venetian culture. The spaghetti is dark because of the black ink of cuttlefish. Pretend that the black is not what it is and enjoy this delicious ink.
Spaghetti with Cuttlefish Ink
Delicacy - Cicheti
These are small nibbles when you enter a ‘bacaro’. They are fried fish, meatballs and stuffed olive.
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Dining Etiquette - Eating
If you get full, just leave some food on the plate to indicate to the host that you cant have anymore.
Compliment the host for the food and invitation.
The host will offer second or even third helping, refusal will not be taken seriously as it is viewed as being polite.
Dining Etiquette - Seating
It’s preferred to wait to be told where to sit by the host and wait for the oldest person to sit first as out of respect.
Delicacy - Stuffed Vegetables
Stuffed vegetables( mahshi in Arabic) is one of the most famous dishes in the middle east specially in Arab countries, vegetables such as grape leaves, zucchini, eggplant, cabbage are stuffed with rice, mincemeat, spices, herbs and sometimes pine nuts or almonds, and then stewed in oil and tomato.
Stuffed Vegetables
Delicacy - Baklava
Very delicious diamond shaped sweet pastry everyone should try made of layers of pastry, a bit of butter in between the layers filled with chopped pistachio, walnuts, sweetened and held together with syrup.
Some cooks put some chocolate or dates ships to give extra taste.

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Dining Etiquette - Eating
Unlike most Asian countries chopsticks are not apart of the dining etiquette in Thailand, instead the Thai's use a fork and spoon (which can be used on the side as a knife replacement). At the end of the meal toothpicks are then used, by putting one hand over your mouth as a mask.
Dining Etiquette - Seating
Seating at the table requires the most honoured person in the middle of the table, if at someone’s house that being the host and across from them is the honoured guest. Then you are not able to start eating until the oldest man has begun to eat.
Thailand has many strange foods the main ones are Crickets, Roasted Rats, White Ant Eggs, Hornet Larvae and deep fried insects and bugs. Occasionally Pig noses are also used.
Pig Noses
Hornet Larvae
Variety of Fried Insects
Bizarre Foods Season 5 Episode 1 (Thailand) with Andrew Zimmern (Part 1)
Hello globe trotters, come on a journey of culinary delight, in this presentation we will tantalize your taste buds with foods from around the world, be swept away by the variety of east and western foods that will make you want to pack your bags and head off into a food lovers paradise.

Read about foods from Japan, Mexico, Italy, Thailand and cuisines from the Middle East.

Our readers will have a mouthwatering experience reading about all the various cuisines as well as sites to visit whilst on your food lovers holiday, be inspired by the spices, colours and culture that spans over many centuries to bring you the most incredible dining experience.
Globe trotters, we have now taken your taste buds on a trip around the globe visiting Mexico, Japan, Italy, Thailand and the Middle East. You have been able to learn some simple etiquette rules from each destination which will enhance your dining experience and make you feel at home on your travels. We have shown you some weird and wonderful food from each destination. From ant eggs in Mexico, ikura in Japan , cicheti in Italy, hornets larvae in Thailand and to stuffed vegetables from the Middle East we have tantalized your taste buds and explored the wonderful culinary delights on offer in each destination. It’s now up to you. So pack your bags and let your culinary adventure begin.
Credibility of Online Sources
Through the online sources that our group used, we came to the conclusion that the sources consisted of accuracy, coverage, objectivity, authority and currency (Metzger 2007).
The accuracy of the informational sources was apparent with the types of sources used, ranging from online Newspaper articles to YouTube videos that consisted of views well in the thousands.
Coverage and currency was established with the sources containing dates and the modification of when the sources had been updated, to provide up to date information.
Objectivity and authority were evident with the sources that we used, providing the authors information on the articles and videos.
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