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European Cuisine

European Cuisine

European Cuisine

Food is not only important from health point of view but also from cultural point of view. You might not be aware but you can find more about the particular culture from the type of food they prepare and eat. Hence, cuisines or the specific set of cooking traditions and practices are often associated with a specific culture. A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally and through trade. Factors like religion can greatly influence the cuisine and hence the importance of cuisines cannot be ignored.

European cuisine is also known as Western cuisine and is a term collectively referring to all the local cuisines in Europe and other western countries. European cuisine includes delicacies from Russia and other interior parts of Europe. Astonishingly, European cuisine is also known as Continental cuisine especially in parts of the United Kingdom. The term European cuisine was first used by the East Asians to emphasize on the difference between European cuisine and Asian cuisine. However, Westerners from North America, Australia and Latin America who travelled to Europe made the word European cuisine more popular globally and from then, local dishes and delicacies in Europe were termed as European cuisine.

North European cuisine included Danish cuisine, Estonian cuisine, Finnish cuisine, Irish cuisine, Swedish cuisine, English cuisine, Scottish cuisine, Welsh cuisine and Anglo-Indian cuisine. On the other hand South European cuisine included Albanian cuisine, Croatian cuisine, Greek cuisine, Italian cuisine, Sicilian cuisine, Macedonian cuisine, Portuguese cuisine, Spanish cuisine, and Turkish cuisine. Western European cuisine included Austrian, Belgian, French, German and Swiss cuisine that were popular in Europe as well as in countries outside Europe. Eastern European cuisine is strongly influenced by climate and includes East German cuisine, Polish cuisine, Russian cuisine, Bulgarian cuisine, Slovak cuisine, Romanian cuisine, Ukrainian cuisine, and Hungarian cuisine.

51 Comments so far

  1. phoenix   February 9, 2010 1:19 pm

    So, what is this european cuisine? Can you post a list of recipes? It would be interesting.

    I like the romanian cuisine most.

  2. phoenix   February 9, 2010 1:39 pm

    Indeed, the european cuisine is special. But every continent has its own unique cuisine. I like the italian cuisine because they made pastes and pizza. Which really are great!

  3. Rafael   April 20, 2010 10:21 am

    north europeean cuisine, yummy. the danish cuisine is the most tasteful. the spanish cuisine is also good to try. another tasteful european cuisine is the italian one.

    and i don’t like ze german cuisine. :<

  4. Joshua   April 27, 2010 12:50 pm

    I love the european cuisine. I am a huge fan. European countries offer lots of delicious recipes. While I am an american (raised with kfc and mc’d, lol), I must say that your europe cuisine is magnificent. That’s what I like most about you :D. Can’t wait my next trip to europe.

  5. oveman   May 2, 2010 12:14 pm

    the european cuisine is delicious indeed. but the asian cuisine is also very tasty. they have some weird, but tasty recipes. anyways, the europe cuisine is one of the best cuisines in the world. that’s a good reason to live in europe, hehe.

  6. Oost   May 7, 2010 6:28 am

    I like most the western european cuisine. You should try Papet vaudois or fondue. These europe cuisine recipes are from switzerland. The andalusian cuisine is also nice to try. You should definitely go for Salmorejo. Damn, I love the european cuisine. :D

  7. mavriche   May 11, 2010 12:40 pm

    the european cuisine is very tasty. my favorite is the danish cuisine. their drinks are also great. mead is excellent, it was made popular by vikings. glogg is also tasty. the europe cuisine has so many things to offer…

  8. Angie   December 31, 2010 10:33 am

    The food in Europe was great. I loved every minute of it. So many tasty dishes that it was so hard to decide each day what I wanted. Definetely has a different flair than American food. So good.

  9. Paulie   January 20, 2011 10:15 am

    Yes food over in Europe is great. Ambrosia Creamed Rice was one of my favorites when I was in Britain. It had a great taste to it. The food there has a great taste to it and the cuisine is to die for. Everyone should be so lucky to try it.

  10. lucien   February 20, 2011 11:38 am

    I looove European cuisine.
    Mmmm… I love it because there are so many cultures with different kinds of food. Every country has its own style of making their culinary preparations.
    From European cuisine I love the one from Romania. Even if their food is a little heavy for our stomachs, it is delicious. I like that they serve you well and put in your plate enough food, not like French.

  11. amalia   February 27, 2011 3:15 am

    I like very much European cuisine from India.
    I like the fact that they eat their food with their bare hands. Eating this way the food is more delicious.
    I like European cuisine from India for their condiments and herbs. I like it for their techniques of preparing the food and the fact that they mostly cook with vegetables.

  12. Rosalinda   March 21, 2011 12:21 pm

    A factor which can influence European cuisine is indeed religion. Another factor could be climate or geographic position.
    I like European cuisine from Turkey. I like that they eat their food with bare hands. And their food is very spicy and delicious.

  13. Quanna   March 27, 2011 5:26 am

    Preparing food, in my opinion, it’s a waste of time. We spend hours and hours to prepare something and then in a few minutes we eat all we cooked. We spend more time preparing than eating.
    European food is, indeed, very delicious, but prepared buy somebody else, not by me. And if I were to choose, I would choose European food from France.

  14. Miagy   April 3, 2011 3:32 am

    Food is very important for our health and for our living. I am very strict when I talk about food. Because of this I like European cuisine from countries that know what is good and what not when they are preparing their food.
    I like Anglo-Indian cuisine. This European cuisine makes dishes from vegetables with lots of spices.

  15. Leonardo   April 9, 2011 4:33 am

    European cuisine was always an interesting subject for me. I like very much to cook. My wife loves me for this(not only for this). I inspire my dishes from different styles of European cuisine.
    Trust me, what I cook, is very delicious. :D

  16. George   April 10, 2011 12:40 pm

    Ummm..i like very much the diversity of European cuisine. I’m also impressed on what some chefs can do. It’s an art.
    If I could, I would eat on every meal something different from European cuisine. For example Monday I’ll eat dishes made in France, Tuesday from …Italy, etc. :D

  17. Sandu   April 16, 2011 9:28 am

    Sincerely, cooking is not one of my favorite things to do, so I don’t know many things about European cuisine. I like more to eat than to cook. I believe that preparing a meal takes too much time. And nowadays we don’t have enough time to do what we like. There are other things and subjects more important than European cuisine.

  18. Ramonna   April 16, 2011 10:07 am

    I couldn’t say that cooking and European cuisine are my hobbies. Even if I’m very good, I cook only when it is absolute necessary. Like Sandu said, time is short and we must do only things we like. When I cook, I inspire from European cuisine. I like to try all kinds of dishes from every country.

  19. Clau   April 16, 2011 11:49 am

    European cuisine from Romania is my favorite from all styles of European cuisine. Even if food from this country doesn’t look like the one from France for example, it is absolutely delicious. They don’t put all kinds of spices or herbs in their dishes, and that needs to be appreciated, because even so their food is flavored and very good. If I must choose the best European cuisine I would definitely choose the one from Romania as a winner. I also recommend to at least try something from this cuisine and convince yourself.

  20. Lulu   April 17, 2011 1:35 am

    Trying to cook all kinds of dishes from European cuisine is something I do when I want to have fun. I take my sister and we choose a dish from European cuisine. Then we separately cook that dish. When we are ready I eat what she cooked and she eats what I cooked. Believe me you’ll have a lot of fun this way. Cooking will not be a problem anymore. :D

  21. Pistol   April 17, 2011 2:55 am

    Lulu, what a great idea you had, sounds very fun. I don’t have a sister to do that, but maybe I’ll convince my brother. He is very good at cooking and he knows to prepare all kinds of dishes from European cuisine. This way I’ll eat a lot of good stuff. :D. And maybe I’ll learn to cook some dishes from European cuisine too.

  22. Lilik   April 17, 2011 5:20 am

    When I’m nervous, cooking relaxes me. I don’t know why this activity has this impact on me, but I’m glad because I found something which calms me down.
    My family loves me for this. They always have some tasty dishes from European cuisine to eat. Also they are very proud on me. They even advised me to participate at a European cuisine contest, because they are sure I’ll win.

  23. Abel   April 20, 2011 8:35 am

    I don’t know many things about European cuisine. I like to cook but every time I want to prepare something I screw up. I’m not really good at this activity.
    I would really like to know how to cook different dishes from European cuisine. Maybe someday I’ll be able to cook something good. :D

  24. Ebha   April 20, 2011 11:01 am

    I like very much the European cuisine from Greece. My grandmother was from this country. When I was little and she was still living I was always in kitchen around her. She made the most delicious food ever. She taught me a lot of things from this European cuisine.

  25. Mckenna   April 24, 2011 10:13 am

    I’ve only visited one country so far, France. What can I say about the European cuisine from this country? It is special. They take this job seriously. Like other people said, European cuisine from France is an art.

  26. Lessie   May 14, 2011 7:49 am

    I don’t have a favorite European cuisine. Every country has its delicious recipes. For example European cuisine from Italy has its delicious pizzas and pastas. European cuisine from Romania has one of the best recipes called ‘sarmale’. With some sour cream it is magnificent. <3

  27. Nostradamus   May 15, 2011 2:04 am

    Lessie, I agree with you. European cuisine from Romania has some of the best recipes. I could say that this European cuisine is one of my favorite. It is sadly because not many people know about this cuisine. There are people who have never tried at least a dish from Romania. I recommend if you go to Romania, try their European cuisine.

  28. Lecsu   May 15, 2011 3:48 am

    I have never tried ‘sarmale’ or anything from European cuisine from Romania. I have never been to this country. I don’t know many things about this country anyway. Although, I admit, you’ve made me curious about this European cuisine and about this country. Maybe in the future I will go there.

  29. Nell   May 15, 2011 4:43 am

    I have never heard about ‘sarmale’. I searched on Google the recipe. After I read the recipe I tend to agree with you about this dish from European cuisine. It sounds delicious. There must be a restaurant with dishes from European cuisine from Romania in my country. I’ll search and I’ll try this dish because I’m very curious.

  30. Amira   May 15, 2011 5:12 am

    Nell, why don’t you try to cook sarmale yourself? I’m from Romania and I’ve cooked this dish. It is not so difficult. Moreover, this is one of the best dishes from our European cuisine.
    And if you don’t succeed cooking this dish from our European cuisine you are welcome in Romania to try it.

  31. Desdemona   May 15, 2011 5:34 am

    Wow, ‘sarmale’ is a highly debated topic I see. European cuisine from Romania has its good recipes, but I couldn’t say it is the best European cuisine. I like more the one from France. French are more stylish. Also, I like European cuisine from Italy too. Everyone likes pizza…

  32. Liena   May 15, 2011 6:14 am

    Spain is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It is not only beautiful but its European cuisine has some of the most delicious dishes. Because of this European cuisine from Spain is my favorite.
    Because I like it so much, I actually learned how to cook some dishes from this country. They are not so delicious like Spanish make them, but they are very good.

  33. Molly   June 2, 2011 10:26 am

    European cuisine is the finest that I have ever had. I think that the taste is so great. The dishes that I have tried have all been amazing. Like you can not just wait for the next bite.

  34. Chris   June 16, 2011 12:39 pm

    I was quite surprised by European food. It is much different than American food. Something that I was not really used to. I did enjoy it while I was there for a month but trust me I missed my good old American foods.

  35. Barbara   July 7, 2011 6:19 am

    Regarding European cuisine I cannot say many things. I’m not very good of cooking. When I was little I was passionate on this thing, but know I don’t like it anymore. European cuisine is interesting but you spend too much time on cooking. I prefer to eat at a restaurant instead of cooking. This way I save a lot of time.

  36. Avinash   July 7, 2011 9:37 pm

    Yes I like European cuisine, more particularly the salads and pastas and various types of bread preparations. The term European Cuisine is perhaps wrongly associated with non vegetarian dishes only but to my knowlwedge, European cuisine is equally good when it comes to veg dishes. Simple and raw contents gives delicious taste. That seems to be secret of European preparations.

  37. Alia   August 14, 2011 4:45 am

    I’m not good at all at European cuisine. When I was little my mother spoiled me so much. She didn’t left me to do anything. I don’t even know how to slice the bread.
    So, European cuisine isn’t a thing I could talk about.

  38. Pamfilo   August 14, 2011 10:41 am

    Hi, when I grow up I want to become a chef. European cuisine is my hobby. I would like to learn everything about it. I’m studying cooking now. In a few years I hope you hear about me. I hope to become a famous chef in European cuisine.

  39. Gregorio   August 20, 2011 8:34 am

    There are some meals from European cuisine which I adore. For example from the European cuisine from France I like very much frog legs. They are very delicious. They taste a little like chicken but they are much better. I recommend everybody to try them.

  40. Cicini   August 21, 2011 3:24 am

    I would have loved more this article about European cuisine if you have written more about every European cuisine. You have just enumerated every cuisine from Europe. I’m waiting for a new article. A more detailed article please. I’m very curious to find out more things about European cuisine.

  41. Ferdoo   August 21, 2011 6:30 am

    I consider the European cuisine from Italy special. It is my favorite. I have never eaten a single meal from this European cuisine not to like it. Pizza, pastas they are all so good. I would love to live in Italy only to eat these dishes every day.

  42. Carahlo   August 21, 2011 4:32 pm

    There are some countries from where I haven’t tried any meals. For example the European cuisine from Russia is unknown to me. I have never eaten anything from this European cuisine. I don’t think they are skilled regarding food. I don’t even know any Russian dishes.

  43. Fergie   August 22, 2011 3:56 am

    If I were to choose a favorite European cuisine I would choose the one from Romania. Romanians are very skilled regarding food. In every family there is at least one person who knows how to cook. And men are also very good at cooking. They all consider European cuisine as something necessary to know.

  44. Pauyla   September 4, 2011 12:38 pm

    My sister was so impressed with the German food she had several years ago over in Germany. She said it was so good. Very fresh and unlike the American food. She said that the McDonalds also tasted different that the ones we have here in the states.

  45. Deva   October 2, 2011 2:54 am

    Every European cuisine is good in its way. Every European cuisine has its specialties. Every European cuisine has its delicious dishes that deserve to be tasted. I would love to try all of them. Starting with the European cuisine from Portugal and ending with the one from Russia.

  46. parkins   October 2, 2011 4:03 am

    The European cuisine from Portugal isn’t that good. I’ve tried some dishes from this European cuisine last month. They eat more vegetables and I like dishes with meat too. I would not recommend this European cuisine. I personally, didn’t like it.

  47. venivice   October 2, 2011 2:59 pm

    My favorite European cuisine is the one from Romania. They have some very good traditional dishes. Another great European cuisine is the one from Italy. Who doesn’t like pizza or pastas, no? These 2 are my favorite.

  48. eurika   October 2, 2011 3:38 pm

    I like all the traditional dishes. Doesn’t matter in which European cuisine they belong. I’m a gourmand and I’m not picky regarding food. Everywhere I go, in every country, I try its European cuisine. I’ve savored all the dishes I’ve tried so far.

  49. Terranova   October 30, 2011 3:38 pm

    European cuisine was always something important to me. My mother taught me everything I know. She always told me that I should know how to cook. And now I know. I know to do almost every kind of dishes from the European cuisine. I have to thank her for everything she has done for me. So, thanks mom!

  50. Felickia   October 30, 2011 3:45 pm

    I have never been good at cooking. But I’m good at eating. European cuisine is my passion. I like all kind of dishes from all European countries. And I could say that European cuisine from Romania is one of my favorite. :D

  51. Demi   October 30, 2011 4:21 pm

    I have a great MOM. She cooks me everything I want. She is very good and she knows all kind of recipes from the European cuisine. Once, I searched on the internet for a tricky dish called patak and I asked her to cook it. I didn’t even hear about it before but she did it :/. It was so delicious.

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