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French Food 

French Foods

German Food

Austrian/German Foods

Beans on Toast

English/Irish Foods

Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
Gourmet Italian Food 

Pizza

Italian/Greek Foods

German food is rich in tradition and flavors.  Everyone has heard of the fest in Germany with the most famous being the Oktoberfest.  Another item famous to Germany is the German Beers and the many wines that originate from the Rhine Valley.  And who could consider foods from Germany without mentioning Wurst and Schnitzel.

View of Prague's Castle Hill

French cuisine is considered to be one of the world's most refined and elegant styles of cooking. The national cuisine known today has evolved from centuries of social and political change. The Middle Ages brought lavish banquets to the upper class with ornate, heavily seasoned food prepared by chefs such as Guillaume Tirel. The era of the French revolution, however, saw a move toward fewer spices and more liberal usage of herbs and refined techniques, beginning with François Pierre La Varenne and further developing with the famous chef of Napoleon Bonaparte and other dignitaries, Marie-Antoine Carême.

Cuisine from the British Isles is a result of the country's temperate climate, its island geography and its history.  In England traditional foods have ancient origins such as bread and cheese, roasted and stewed meats, meat and game pies. and freshwater and saltwater fish.  England is also famous for their pubs with fist full of Stout Beers.  Irish foods are mainly simple dishes.  Traditional Irish dishes involve potatoes.  Most famous is Irish stew.  Who doesn't think of Irish Whiskey and Irish Coffee when mentioning Ireland.

Is it really good to use Italian and Greek Food in the same sentence.  Sure it is.  Both countries share staples to prepare their cuisine; grains, olives, and grapes.  Spaghetti, Pizza, and Gyros are a real favorite throughout America.  This cuisine is without question one of my families most favorite food as we have many of the dishes each week.

Europe has many other foods and I recommend you seek more information from these fine locations...

1. Polish Foods: http://www.krykiet.com/polish_food.htm/ has great recipes.

2. Czech Foods: http://e.schrabal.home.att.net/ This will take you to Eleanor's kitchen where you will find terrific Czech recipes.

3. Hungarian Foods: http://www.fiery-foods.com/dave/kalocsa.asp All about Hungarian Paprika and Hungarian recipes.

4. Bulgarian Foods: http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/bulgarian_recipes.htm

     
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