“Foods You Have to Try Before You Die” refers to a list of highly recommended and sought-after dishes from around the world that are considered to be particularly delicious and unique. These are the foods that are considered “must-try” for any food lover or traveler, as they offer a diverse range of flavors and culinary experiences.
Savor the flavor of authentic Neapolitan pizza in Italy
Authentic Neapolitan pizza, also known as Pizza Napoletana, is a type of pizza that originated in Naples, Italy. It is made with a simple recipe consisting of flour, water, yeast, salt, and tomatoes, and is traditionally cooked in a wood-fired oven. The dough is stretched by hand and the toppings are kept minimal, usually with fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes. What makes Neapolitan pizza unique is its soft and airy crust, which is slightly charred and has a characteristic “leopard spotting” on the edges. To truly savor the flavor of authentic Neapolitan pizza, it is best to try it in Naples, where you can find some of the best pizzerias in the world.
Indulge in the rich, creamy taste of French escargot
Escargot is a French delicacy made from land snails cooked in butter, garlic, and herb sauce. The snails are typically removed from their shells and then cooked in the sauce before being placed back in the shells and served as an appetizer. The dish is known for its rich, creamy taste, and the combination of flavors from the butter, garlic, and herbs. The texture of the snails is also unique – it is tender and slightly chewy. Escargot is traditionally served with a side of bread to soak up the flavorful sauce. To indulge in the rich, creamy taste of French escargot, it is best to try it in France, where you can find it on the menu of many traditional French restaurants.
Experience the spicy kick of traditional Korean kimchi
Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made from fermented vegetables, most commonly Napa cabbage, and a spicy seasoning paste made from chili peppers, garlic, ginger, and fish sauce. The ingredients are mixed together and left to ferment, giving the dish its signature tangy and spicy flavor. The fermentation process also gives kimchi its characteristic probiotic properties. The dish is usually served as a side dish but also can be used as an ingredient in many Korean dishes such as kimchi stew, and kimchi fried rice. The spiciness of kimchi can vary depending on the recipe and the amount of chili pepper used, but it is generally known for its bold and fiery taste. To truly experience the spicy kick of traditional Korean kimchi, it is best to try it in Korea, where you can find it served in most traditional Korean meals.
Satisfy your cravings with a juicy, perfectly cooked steak from Argentina
Argentina is known for its high-quality beef, particularly for its grass-fed beef which is considered to be some of the best in the world. The beef is known for its rich, juicy, and flavorful taste, with a perfect balance of fat and protein. The steak is usually cooked over an open flame, usually on a parrilla, which is a traditional Argentine grill. The most popular cut of steak in Argentina is the “bife de chorizo” (sirloin) which is cooked to perfection and served with chimichurri sauce, a parsley-based sauce made with olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. To satisfy your cravings with a juicy, perfectly cooked steak from Argentina, it is best to try it in Argentina where you can find traditional Argentine Steakhouses called “parrillas” that will serve you the best steak experience.
Discover the complex flavors of authentic Indian curry
Indian curry is a dish that is made from a combination of spices, herbs, and other ingredients, such as onions, garlic, ginger, and tomatoes, simmered in a sauce or gravy. The spices and herbs used in Indian curry can vary greatly depending on the region and the specific recipe, but common ingredients include cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, and chili peppers. The dish is typically served with rice or bread, such as naan or roti. Indian curry has a complex and unique flavor profile, with a balance of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy notes that can differ depending on the ingredients and the region. To discover the complex flavors of authentic Indian curry, it is best to try it in India, where you can find a wide variety of regional variations, each with its own distinct flavor profile.
Relax with a warm bowl of traditional Chinese hot pot
Hot pot, also known as “Huo guo” in Mandarin, is a traditional Chinese dish that consists of a simmering metal pot of broth placed in the center of a table. Diners can then cook a variety of raw ingredients, such as thinly sliced meats, seafood, vegetables, and noodles, in the broth. The cooked ingredients are then typically dipped in a variety of sauces before being eaten. There are many different types of hot pot broths to choose from, such as tomato, spicy, or clear broths, and can be enjoyed both in winter and summer. The dish is enjoyed communally, making it a great option for family and friends gatherings. To relax with a warm bowl of traditional Chinese hot pot, it is best to try it in China, where you can find a wide variety of regional variations and styles of hot pot.
Enjoy the mouth-watering taste of fresh seafood in Spain
Spain is known for its delicious seafood, particularly dishes from coastal regions such as Galicia, Basque Country, and Catalonia. Fresh seafood is an essential ingredient in many traditional Spanish dishes, including paella, tapas, and ceviche. Popular seafood dishes include grilled octopus, fried squid, and grilled sardines. One of the most famous Spanish seafood dishes is “paella de marisco” a variation of the traditional paella which is made with a variety of seafood like squid, shrimp, and shellfish. Another famous dish is “Gambas al ajillo” or garlic shrimp, which is a simple dish of sautéed shrimp in garlic, olive oil, and white wine. To truly enjoy the mouth-watering taste of fresh seafood in Spain, it is best to try it in a coastal region of Spain where you can find the freshest and most delicious seafood options.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of classic German Black Forest cake
Black Forest cake, also known as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, is a traditional German dessert made with layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream, and cherries. The cherries are typically soaked in kirsch, a clear brandy made from cherries, which gives the cake its distinct flavor. It is typically decorated with chocolate shavings and maraschino cherries. It is a classic and delicious cake to enjoy!
Try the rich, savory taste of traditional Greek moussaka
Moussaka is a traditional Greek dish made with layers of eggplant, potatoes, and ground meat (usually lamb or beef) topped with a creamy béchamel sauce. The dish is typically seasoned with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, and is often flavored with herbs like oregano and mint. The dish is typically baked in the oven until it is golden brown on top and the flavors are fully melded together. It is a hearty and flavorful dish, perfect for a comforting dinner.
In conclusion, both Black Forest cake and Moussaka are traditional dishes from Germany and Greece respectively, that are known for their distinct and delicious flavors. Black Forest cake is a classic dessert made with chocolate cake, whipped cream, and cherries, while Moussaka is a savory dish made with eggplant, potatoes, and ground meat, topped with a creamy béchamel sauce. Both dishes are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and savory cravings respectively.