The Dish

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History of Tapas & The Best Spanish Tapas Dishes: In this article, an introduction to Spanish Tapas culture and the much debated historic origins of tapas. 8 different theories on the history of tapas! Plus, we explain some of the other tapas styles from parts of Spain, like the history of Pintxos (from Basque country)…

Madrid Food Guide: Learn What To Eat In Madrid Spain. As a capital, Madrid offers an extensive variety of both Spanish and world cuisine. In this article, we’ll focus specifically on authentic, Madrid traditional food, the best Tapas in Madrid and a quick look at some incredible contemporary Spanish cuisine you have to try. Also…

Rome Food Guide: What to eat in Rome Italy. The Roman Empire changed the world. Today, Roman food continues to have a huge influence over the world. Famous Roman dishes like Carbonara and thin crust pizza were popularised in Rome. So, what is the best food to eat in Rome in the 21st century? In…

Egg Tart History: In this article & podcast we explore the history of the Egg Custard tart, and it’s famous Portuguese counterpart, the Pastéis de Nata (Cream Pastry). Who invented the egg tart? Was Portugal first, or did someone else beat them to it?  We also look at egg tarts around Asia – are they…

Lisbon Food Experiences & What To Eat In Lisbon: For our foodies guide to Lisbon we search out typical Portuguese food both from the Lisbon restaurants where the locals eat and by checking out the Portuguese street food scene. We dig into the history and style of the cuisine with a guided Lisbon food tour…

Edible Spiders: Can you eat tarantula? Why, yes you can. In this article I’ll be eating spiders in Cambodia (Deep fried tarantulas) – In the capital city, Phnom Penh. Surprisingly, this once hugely common dish has all but disappeared from major cities. We had to do some serious internet research to discover where to chew…

In This Article, A History Of Feta Cheese (Greek) vs Bulgarian Cheese (Sirene) and other white brined cheeses of the Balkans and Middle East. Feta cheese is the most famous variety of white brined cheese in the world. However, very similar cheeses have been made around the Balkan region, eastern Mediterranean, middle east and beyond,…

It’s quite common knowledge that Mongolian food culture is not winning any culinary awards on the world stage, in fact we personally like to refer to it as the cafeteria cuisine of the world! Heading into Mongolia we had no idea what food to expect, in fact a Mongolian friend of ours simply stated “have…

History Of Cuban Sandwich: When we went to Cuba in 2018 we were actually surprised to learn that you can’t buy a Cuban sandwich on every street corner. That’s why we decided to jump in and discover the history of the Cuban Sandwich: Who Invented It? and What’s in a Cuban Sandwich that makes it…

We recently took a weekend trip to Hamburg Germany and it started us wondering where did hamburgers originate and who invented the hamburger? We all know that it’s a dish that was made popular in the United States. But where did it all begin? I’m going to start off by straight up defining what is…

Cuban Drinks: We list all of the most popular Cuban Drinks: Including Cuban Cocktails, Cuban Beer and non alcoholic Cuban Drinks. Our special feature discusses the history of the Mojito and history of the Daiquiri – the two most famous Cuban Cocktails. When was the Mojito invented, and by who? The story may go back all…

The History Of Cider begins some 50 million years ago when it’s believed the first apple trees began fruiting. But it would be a very long time before the first apple cider alcohol would be made. In this article, I’ll explain the earliest history of modern apples (malus pumila), how they spread across the world,…

History of Lasagne: When was Lasagna Invented & Where Did Lasagna Originate? Is it Italian or is there a more ancient story to the origin of Lasagne? Plus, what is the difference between lasagna and lasagne? In this article & podcast, a look at all the claims for the origin of Lasagne – From Ancient…

This Greek Island Hopping Itinerary changed my outlook on vacations, period. As one half of the professional food-travel blogging team running this site, who have visited 93+ countries to date, I don’t use the phrase “best vacation experience ever”, lightly. This is the first time I’ve ever used it in an article, and it may…

Traditional Corfu Food is an international fusion. Though Greek and Venetian are the strongest influences, spices from the east, cooking methods from France as well as other parts of the Mediterranean and even the remnants of British occupation, have all left their mark on Corfu food. Corfiot cuisine is dominated by the use of wine,…

Mezcal vs Tequila: Learn the difference between Mezcal and Tequila, the history of Tequila, the history of Mezcal, how to drink Mezcal properly + What’s the deal with the Mezcal worm? Does it really make you hallucinate… We find out. Listen to the full Mezcal vs Tequila podcast, as well as reading the full article…

moTraditional Romanian Food: Our comprehensive guide to Romanian dishes, Romanian drink (including popular Romanian wine varieties), Romanian Desserts including some favorite Romanian delicacies and the Romanian national dish. Discover what to eat in Romania with our list of the best traditional Romanian food – more than 42 Romanian dishes and drinks to seek out and…

What to eat in Bologna – discover the best Bologna food and Bologna food experiences in this comprehensive roundup of Bolognese cuisine including some key foodie activities. Learn about the most important fresh pasta varieties in Bologna and the dishes they are being used to make. Plus, the famous Bologna ham: mortadella. Bologna Italy is…

We had no idea when arriving to the Yucatan peninsula that Yucatan Food & Mayan Food would feature so many unique and interesting dishes. From succulent pulled pork Cochinita Pibil – a Mayan dish using Mayan/Spanish/Caribbean ingredients. To pre-colonial, traditional Mayan food, like Sikil Pak (ground pumpkin seed dip) or Pavo en Sac’kool (bush turkey in…

Listen To The History Of Kimchee (Kimchi) & What to Eat in Seoul Podcast Below. The Full podcast episode contains kimchee facts, a detailed background on the history of kimchee, information on when many dishes were created (some are older than you think) and some of the MUST Try Korean dishes to eat in Seoul!…

Pad Thai History – The story of the Thailand National Dish. Pad Thai has become an essential part of Thailand Food Culture, both domestically and around the world. But the history of Pad Thai is much more recent than you’d expect… Below, discover the surprising history as well as where to eat the most famous…

In this second part of our Tacos Podcast Special, we’ve chosen 3 of Mexico’s favourite taco styles for an fun but in-depth history.
The episode includes: The sordid story of the Baja Fish Taco
Is one of Mexico’s favourite tacos really Mexican at all?
The history of pork in Mexico and how it integrated into society.
PLUS, will Tommo eat a uterus taco?

It’s no secret that BKK has amazing food – but what should you eat & where? Here’s 11 Must Try Meals in Bangkok so you only eat the Best while on vacation.

Two of our favourite things combine in this one of a kind dining experience in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Degustation meets roaming dinner as we visit 3 world class restaurants tasting more than 10 dishes. One evening of foodie indulgence spanning 3 distinct cuisines and 2 out of 3 of Asia’s Top 50 Restaurants. All of…

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