Categorizing the World by Food

Posted: October 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

Since I don’t have much homework today, I decided to spend some time categorizing countries by their cuisine stereotypes, or what foods I thought of when someone mentioned the country. This started mainly because I was trying to find some good French recipes, but all the ones that I could come up with were onion soups and pastries. Of course, if you do know a good recipe, right now would be the time to share it!

Note: This post is not meant to offend anyone and is meant for passing time and possibly humor only.

America: McDonalds. I know burgers don’t come from America, but my country is infected with fastfood restaurants.

China: Noodles! Rice! And chopsticks, even though those aren’t edible!

Mexico: Salsa and chips. I love salsa enough to eat the whole jar by itself.

Canada: Pancakes and maple syrup, because of their flag.

Australia: Kiwis, and kangaroos. I can’t get the image of kangaroo meat out of my head ever since we learned that prehistoric peoples in the Pacific Islands and surrounding areas ate giant Kangaroos… I’m not a kangaroo hater, I’m just somewhat scarred.

Belgium: chocolate 🙂

Brazil: coffee and citrus. Yum.

Colombia: good coffee!

Czech Republic: Some kind of potato meal. I remember reading about some traditional Czech meal that had potatoes in it, but I recall its name. For some reason, the Czech Republic just fascinates me.

And beer. I do know that this country consumes a lot of beer each year!

Denmark: hot chocolate? Cold countries make my mind click to hot cocoa.

France: pastries, onion soups, breads, and mousse.

Germany: The hamburger, right?

Greece: salads. I always hear about Greek salads but I’ve never tried one.

India: Vegetarian meals, mostly because of the faiths. I wouldn’t mind being vegetarian, but at the moment I’d rather wait a few years before totally giving up meat. Other than that, rice and spice.

Ireland: potatoes.

Italy: pizza, ice cream cone, and pasta. I would list Italian Ice too, but I’m not sure if it’s like French Fries–not actually from the country. I’ll have to look it up.

Japan: sushi

Koreas: kimchi and noodles

Switzerland: Chocolate, both liquid and solid!

UK: Fish and chips.

Vietnam: noodles and soup = very good

At our school, we have an International Day where everyone dresses up, brings in food, and shows off their country of origin. It’s really fun and is coming soon. The best part is the food, and all the money goes to UNICEF. I was thinking that we should try to support other fundraisers as well, especially since on International Day, everyone wants to buy the diversity of foods.

But talking about food is making me hungry. I’m going to have some dinner.


  1. Fire and Ice says:

    When I went to Greece, I actually didn’t go all berserk over the salads 🙂 I remember really liking the spaghetti and some type of soup sprinkled with black olives (I ONLY like black olives).

  2. ladynimue says:

    i njyd this !!! quite informative 🙂

    PS : Non vegetarian indian delicacies are great too (specially chicken)

  3. For Germany I think of sausages and beer, beer, beer. But I’ve never been there.
    Fun post.

  4. dancingfreak says:

    lol. are u serious?? :O

    but enjoyed the post 😛

  5. Vanna says:

    wooooah lisa! are you already getting viewers you dont know? 😀

  6. Ms. Peaches says:

    how cool thanks for sharing!

  7. Artswebshow says:

    That’s quite a selection.
    There is so much good food out there.
    This post illustrates that

  8. This is fun but now I’m hungry :o)

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