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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Tuesday, February 07, 2006
The List
In my post 'Tacos Anyone?', I revealed my deep and abiding love for Mexican food. I asked for you dear reader, to let me know what your favourite cuisine is, so maybe I could do a post, kind of a straw poll.

One reply is all I got.

Maybe some of you think it was a blasphemy to list Mexican next to French, but that is how I felt about it. I'm not easily deterred and I really do want to know which you think are the best cuisines in the world.

I'll make it easy.

  1. List no more than three. If that is too tiresome, one will be sufficient. More is good too.
  2. Tell me some reasons why you chose your list. Or not.
  3. Don't limit yourselves to countries, if a particular region takes your fancy, list that.

There now, that's not too hard is it?

Of course the upside for me is, if you don't post a comment, I'll get to foist my ideas on you as the definitive, never to be challenged, king of the universe list. Which may not be a bad thing.

What do you think?

  posted at 12:13 pm

At 5:31 am, Blogger greenwood blogger said...

1) Vietnamese. Light in weight while fabulously flavorful. Each flavor is distinct and adds to the overall taste experience. Much good health ensues.

2) Indian. Spices, spices, spices. Warm (sometimes hot!), colorful, hearty fare.

3) New England in Summer. Clam chowder, lobsters, stuffed quohogs, clam cakes, Dell's lemonade, littlenecks, corn on the cob, and homegrown tomatoes!

At 5:43 am, Blogger Rachelle said...

1. Mexican - craved tacos the first three months of pregnancy (my poor husband).

2. Italian - who can resist crusty garlic bread?

3. Chinese - one word (well two really) - egg rolls

At 5:51 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried to answer this yesterday and gave up. Why? It's hard to answer because preferences change from day to day and season to season. If you asked me which cuisine I could eat longest without variation I might say:
1. Jewish: the homeliest cooking on earth.
2. Italian: because of the sheer variety in tastes, textures and ingredients.
3. British: because it is unfairly characterised as bad but traditional British cooking, encompassing all the regions, includes some of the world's very best eating.

At 2:15 am, Blogger mary grimm said...

It is hard to choose, but:
1. Italian--most especially after I went to Italy a few years ago and had pizza for what seemed like the first time, and risotto (that was the first time).
2. Mexican--I love spice; love mole; love enchiladas; and so on.
3. Thai and Vietnamese--a tie: the flavor blends, the great soups.
I'm part Slovak, and I'd like to know more about that cuisine, but I only know what my grandma cooked: pierogis and stuffed cabbage and kolachke.

At 5:40 am, Blogger Angela said...

Hmmm...this is a tough one:
1. Seafood....I just love me some fish! Pretty much anything, anyway.
(but I guess that's not really a type of cuisine, is it?)
2. Chinese....for their use of seafood, lots of veggies, and yummy sauces.
3. Mexican.....just love it, it's spicy, it's easy to make, and easy to vary the recipes to your liking.

At 10:25 am, Blogger Ed said...

Having spent a couple of months in Mexico a few years ago I'm not sure I can agree on this cuisine. The best stuff was overnight in truck stops where I pointed to whatever the bus driver was eating and ate that. Still, I do enjoy Bluecorn on Barkly St.

1. Right now Japanese. Sushi and Sashimi. Most places here aren't that great but I'm about to blog about this eccetric place in South Yarra. it's about fresh good simple ingredients.

2. Italian. Less butter than French. Great use of frsh ingredients, again without messing around to much. Fish, carpaccio. One of the best dished I ever had was in Courmayeur. A risotto baked in the oven with a thick layer of cheese on top. It took a lot of grappa afterwards to disolve.

3. Curry. So versatile from the Thai Green to a Tortoise Vindaloo served in the shell.

At 4:30 pm, Blogger Ange said...

1. Curry – From anywhere – Absolutely love any type of curry anywhere, anytime, Malaysian, Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian just to name a few of my favourites & I do realise this is not 1 cuisine from 1 country as rqstd but who can choose just one type of curry

2. Italian – I know it sounds boring but in fact when you look past the corner pizza parlour there is so much variety to be had in the pastas, risottos, pizza (of course), to lovely fresh seafood, soups & fabulous meat dishes

3. Spanish – Is quite similar to Italian, as you can see love all the Mediterranean flavours (Can I throw Greek in too?). The fantastic thing about Spanish food for me is that you can keep it simple with a never ending spread of tapas all night while enjoying your favourite wine with friends or have a ‘proper’ meal, Paella – love it & really not that hard to cook either, & again the fresh seafood is wonderful

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