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Top 10 Food Festivals Around The World

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Exploring local cuisines is one of the best ways to experience the local culture of a place and what better way to do so than attending a glorious food festival. There are many food lovers who always want to try different cuisine food, for those this is the best way to go in these kinds of food festivals and enjoy the cuisine. The type of cuisine changes every few hundred miles, offering something diverse and all the more finger licking on your platter every time. With these splendid food festivals around the world, you can fill your bellies with your most favorite culinary delights and enjoy a range of entertaining activities and events. Every food festival has a different environment and they are offering something unique. They are nothing less than a heaven for foodies across the world.

Here’s a list of Top 10 Food Festival Around the World:

1.Pizzafest

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Every September the city of Naples comes together to celebrate its most popular food – Pizza. During the week-long celebration, visitors come and eat different kinds of pizza. In addition, you can also sign up for pizza-making workshops, watch visiting chefs compete with each other in the World Pizza-Making Championship and enjoy live entertainment.
Where: Naples, Italy

2.Bacon Festival

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The world goes crazy over bacon, so you have no excuse to not visit one of the best food festivals around the world. The meat-loving population of the world can go crazy on dishes like bacon gelato, bacon salad, bacon ramen and bacon tater tots. The special delicacies are served at over 100 restaurants accompanied with local craft beers and live music.
Where: Sacramento, California

3.Herring Festival

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Every year in April, groups of herring swim into the Ringkobing Fjord in Denmark to spawn in its sheltered waters and when they do, it’s party time for fishermen, and people start coming into the town to now enjoy platters of pickled, fish filleted, fried fish, fish-caked, and baked herring. This is the best food festivals around the world who served this kind of fish varieties.
Where:  Hvide Sande, Denmark

4.La Tomatina

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This festival held in the Valencian town of Buñol, La Tomatina is hands down one of the most popular Spanish festivals. Over one hundred metric ton of over-ripe tomatoes are used for pelting in this Tomato battle that’s named as the world’s biggest food fight. If you are planning to take part in the tangy madness this year, don’t forget to check out this amazing festival.
Where: Buñol, Spain

5.Solon du Chocolate

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The international chocolate industry’s annual trade fair is a must-visit for all chocolate lovers around the globe. Each year over 500 participants from 60 countries come to take part in the fair. Visitors can go for chocolate tastings, attend pastry workshops. People are showcasing chocolate samples from five continents, the food fest also features various unique events like chocolate fashion show, chocolate sculpture contest and live performances by artists.

Where: Quito, Ecuador

6.Chinchilla Melon Festival

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This festival started in 1994. Once every two years, in February, the town hosts a week-long festival to celebrate the humble watermelon festival. Every year there are 17000 visitors visited in this festival. There are so many exciting games playing in this festival like- “A Slice of Chinchilla”. Then the excitement boost up with the watermelon big bash – a night match of 20/20 cricket and a street Beach Party.
Where: Chinchilla, Australia

7.National Street food Festival

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This festival is held in January every year. From savoury chaat, oily chole kulcha, sweet and tangy bhalle papdi, to spicy gol gappe, there are so many varieties of street food you can have on the streets of Delhi. Once every year, all these amazing street delicacies are brought to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to the delight of all foodies in the capital. The crowd of this festival is just amazing to see. They indulge in various kinds of street food and get a different experience.
Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India

8.Monkey buffet festival

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Each year in Lopburi, Thailand, an event called the Monkey Buffet Festival takes place. This is one of the most amazing food festivals around the world where the monkey eats and the humans watch. This is a different and fun-loving food festival. In this festival, there are lots of food and fruits like- Mango, Pineapple, Banana, coke, burger etc. serving at the monkey buffet festival.

Where: Lopburi, Thailand

9.Ottawa Poutine Fest

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Poutine is a typical Canadian dish that’s made of fries, spicy gravy and cheese curds. Each year in May the city of Ottawa gears up to celebrate the beloved local dish during the weekend-long food fest. That’s not all, you can also participate in fun activities like face painting, cooking workshops and poutine eating contests.
Where: Ottawa, Canada

10.Taste of Chicago

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This food festival claims that this is the largest food festival in the world! Taste of Chicago is a five-day culinary carnival with a diverse food line-up that features everything from deep-dish pizza and jerk chicken to tacos, hot dogs, gelato, and much more. A celebration of one of America’s greatest food cities, the annual July festival includes top food prepared by the best chefs. You can get a chance to taste three-course meals by the city’s celebrity chefs.
Where: Chicago, Illinois in Grant Park

15 Must Have Recipes From Around the World

Although, no one can compare the food that has been cooked by a mother but if you want to try something different, then you are at the right place. In this article, we will share with you 15 best foods of the countries.

  • Meat Pie 
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    The favourite dish of Australians is Meat Pie. Millions of pies are consumed by Australians annually. These can be consumed anywhere you go or in a cafe. It is best consumed with a topping of tomato sauce.

  • Moules Frites 
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    This is a popular dish of Belgium. You can try it with steamed mussels and curry powder.

  • Pudim 
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    Pudim is a Brazilian dish that is similar to flan but has a softer consistency. One can get this dessert in any cafe, restaurant or home.

  • Poutine 
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    Poutine is full of gravy, cheese curds and fries. This delicious preparation is available in US and Canada. Some restaurants offer more than 100 varieties.

  • Steak and Kidney Pie 
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    If you think that kidney pie and steak are prepared with lamb or pork kidneys, then you must try this dish. The people of England love this delicious recipe.

  • Squeaky Cheese 
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    The special cheese is found only in Finland. This is a pan-fried mild cheese that is most commonly served with cloud berry jam as a dessert or with coffee.

  • Macarons 
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    This is one of the best-selling pastry of France. It comes in a lot of flavors. It is very difficult to prepare.

  • Spanakopita 
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    This delicious pie prepared with feta and spinach is a staple dish of Greece. The dish is more than 400 years old. Freshly prepared spanakopita is available everywhere throughout the country.

  • Goulash 
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    Goulash is a Hungarian dish that literally translates to “Herdsman”. This dish was prepared during cattle drives.

  • B’stilla(Pastilla) 
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    The traditional ingredient of this sweet pie is pigeon but the traditional substitute is chicken. The dish is topped with cinnamon and confectioner’s sugar. This makes the dish sweet, spicy, salty and buttery.

  • Biltong 
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    The South African Biltong is prepared with different types of dried, cured and spiced meat(which include beef and ostrich). It is a great snack and tastes like salty beef jerky. The diced strips of meat are added to stews/muffins.

  • Bulgogi 
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    Although US has many Korean barbecue joints, we recommend that you should try this dish when you visit South Korea. The literal meaning of Bulgogi is “fire meat”. It gets its slightly sweet flavor soy sauce marinade and sugar.

  • Paella 
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    This is a different kind of rice dish which is very popular in Spain. Its ingredients include sausage, shrimp, potatoes, chicken etc. The dish has its origins in Valencia, where saffron and rice grow.

  • Chocolate 
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    Although, Switzerland is not known for its food, but it has a lot of good food. Besides delicious cheese, wine, Switzerland is also known for its chocolates. You must visit the Cailler factory where milk chocolate originated.

  • Tom Yum Soup 
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    The meaning of Tom Yum is “sour/spicy soup”. It is a very popular soup of Thailand. It can be ordered with or without milk.