A world of traditions
The meal is a moment of exchange, sharing and discovery. It is accomplished with gestures that vary according to traditions and civilizations: in India, we eat with the fingers of the right hand, in China or Japan with chopsticks, at home, with a knife and a fork. All of these customs have a meaning, and discovering it is also a way of understanding the history of peoples.
Diversity at your fingertips
The development of means of transport associated with ever more efficient food preservation techniques now provide access to an incredible diversity of foods. The catering itself opens up to the most unknown flavors. From Ethiopia to New Zealand via the Caribbean and Madagascar, it is now possible to taste the most original flavors of the world without having to cross borders. The other side of the coin is that the eating habits of developed countries tend to resemble each other more and more, and “imported” dishes are often betrayed because they are adapted to local tastes. But fortunately, globalization is not absolute and travel still allows you to discover new taste universes, each more original than the other: Here is a quick tour of the world of meals!
Breakfast in India
The Indians start the day with dosas (or dhosais). These pancakes made from lentil flour and rice are stuffed with spicy vegetables and served with a vegetable curry (sambar). The drink that accompanies all meals of the day is tchai, tea boiled in milk with sugar, cardamom, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Lunch in Argentina
The Argentine lunch, or almuerzo, usually includes meat and vegetables, accompanied by yarba mate, the local tea. Beef is the meat of choice for Argentines, who consume a lot of it and accommodate it in many ways: bife a caballo (beef on horseback), parrillada (mixture of blood sausage, ribs and other pieces of meat cooked on the grill), churrasco (grilled steak), milanesa (deep fried breaded beef), without forgetting the impressive asado con cuer, whole roast beef on the barbecue, with hair and skin.
Tea time in England
Tea time is a matter of tradition. This British version of the snack is organized around a teapot, milk and sugar. Lovers of savory go with various sandwiches, scrambled eggs, ham or smoked salmon. Sweet lovers opt for pastries, cakes or scones topped with butter (or clotted cream) and marmalade.
Dinner in Polynesia
The ma’a is the traditional Tahitian oven, dug into the ground and fed by hot stones. Often used on feast days, we place food wrapped in banana leaves to cook for hours. This stewing gives a unique flavor to traditional dishes: chicken fafa, steamed pork, curry stoups, uru (breadfruit fruit), fe’i bananas …
Credit : la-viande.fr https://www.la-viande.fr/culture-societe/tour-monde-repas