List of cuisines

A cuisine is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a specific culture or region. Each cuisine involves food preparation in a particular style, of food and drink of particular types, to produce individually consumed items or distinct meals. A cuisine is frequently named after the region or place where it originated. A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade. Religious food laws can also exercise a strong influence on such culinary practices.

Regional and ethnic cuisinesEdit

Global cuisine is a cuisine that is practiced around the world. A cuisine is a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions,[1] often associated with a specific region, country[2] or culture. To become a global cuisine, a local, regional or national cuisine must spread around the world with its food served worldwide.

Regional cuisine is based upon national, state or local regions.[3] Regional cuisines may vary based upon food availability and trade, varying climates, cooking traditions and practices, and cultural differences.[4] One noteworthy definition is based upon traditional cuisine: "A traditional cuisine is a coherent tradition of food preparation that rises from the daily lives and kitchens of a people over an extended period in a specific region of a country, or a specific country, and which, when localized, has notable distinctions from the cuisine of the country as a whole."[4]

African cuisineEdit

Central African cuisineEdit

Ndolé, the national dish of Cameroon

East African cuisineEdit

Meal consisting of injera and several kinds of wat or tsebhi (stew), typical of Ethiopian cuisine

North African cuisineEdit

Cooking tajine, a typical North African dish

Southern African cuisineEdit

West African cuisineEdit

Jollof rice, a famous West African dish

Cuisine of the AmericasEdit

North American cuisineEdit

Red pozole, a common Mexican stew, with various accompaniments
American cuisineEdit

Central American cuisineEdit

South American cuisineEdit

Ceviche, one of the most famous South American dishes

Caribbean cuisineEdit

Ackee and saltfish, the national dish of Jamaica

Asian cuisineEdit

Central Asian cuisineEdit

East Asian cuisineEdit

A spread of various Korean banchan
Chinese cuisineEdit
Hot and sour noodles topped with pork intestines, peanuts, and bok choy, a popular Sichuan street snack
Xiaolongbao served in a traditional steaming basket

South Asian cuisineEdit

Indian cuisineEdit
Uttar Pradeshi thali (platter) with naan, rice, daal, raita, shahi paneer, and salad
Dosa, a South Indian flatbread, with sambar and chutney
Pakistani cuisineEdit
A variety of Pakistani dinner dishes – Starting from the left: gobi aloo, seekh kebab, and beef karahi

Southeast Asian cuisineEdit

Indonesian cuisineEdit
Nasi goreng with shrimp and egg, a typical Indonesian breakfast

West Asian cuisineEdit

A spread of various meze, one of the distinctive aspects of Levantine cuisine

European cuisineEdit

Central European cuisineEdit

German cuisineEdit
Bratwurst, a traditional German sausage

Eastern European cuisineEdit

Borscht, a common Eastern European soup, with a side of pampushky

Northern European cuisineEdit

A traditional Scottish meal: haggis, neeps and tatties

Southern European cuisineEdit

Tagliatelle al ragù, a typical Italian dish of the city of Bologna
Seafood paella, one of the best-known Spanish dishes

Western European cuisineEdit

Baguettes, a symbol of French cuisine and culture

Oceanic cuisineEdit

Poi, a staple Polynesian food

Cuisine stylesEdit

A Jacques Lameloise (a three-star Michelin Guide chef) nouvelle cuisine presentation

Religious cuisinesEdit

A table set for Seder, a Jewish feast

Historical cuisinesEdit


  1. ^ Cuisine (definition). Accessed June 2011.
  2. ^ "Cuisine (definition)". Oxford Dictionaries. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Region." (Definition). Merriam-Webster dictionary. Accessed June 2011.
  4. ^ a b "The American Food Revolutions: Cuisines in America." Accessed June 2011.

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