Philippines 1


Filipino cuisine – Philippines food culture 1.GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT The Republic of the Philippines consists of a group of 7,107 islands situated southeast of mainland Asia and separated from it by the South China Sea. The two largest islands are Luzon (40,814 square miles/105,708 square kilometers), and Mindanao (36,906 square miles/95,586 square kilometers). Comparatively, the

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Poland 2


Polish cuisine culture & history – Recipes Polish cuisine is a style of cooking and food preparation originating in or widely popular in Poland. Polish cuisine has evolved over the centuries to become very eclectic due to Poland’s history. Polish cuisine shares many similarities with other West Slavic countries like neighbouring Czech and Slovak. 1.GEOGRAPHIC

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Russia 3


Russian Cuisine  1.GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Russia is the largest country in Europe, with 6.6 million square miles (17 million square kilometers). It is 1.8 times the size of the United States. Russian land extends to the Arctic Ocean in the north. Russia shares borders with China and Mongolia to the south, and Ukraine, Latvia,

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Saudi Arabia 4

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian cuisine the cuisines and foods of Saudi Arabia  1. GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Saudi Arabia, the third-largest country in Asia, constitutes about four-fifths of the Arabian Peninsula. The other countries that share the peninsula—Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait—are all much smaller in area. A narrow plain runs along the

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Slovenia 5


Slovenian cuisine  the cuisines and foods of Slovenia 1. GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Slovenia is located in central Europe and shares boundaries with Austria (north), Hungary (east), Croatia (south), and Italy (west). It has a small coastal area in the southwest region, which borders the Adriatic Sea. Next to Italy in the west are the

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South Africa 6

South Africa

South African cuisine the cuisines and foods of South Africa 1. GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT South Africa is a large country at the southern tip of the African continent. It is slightly less that twice the size of Texas. The country has large areas of plateaus, with some areas of higher elevations in the eastern

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Spain 7


Spanish cuisine the cuisines and foods of Spain Spanish cuisine is heavily influenced by historical processes that shaped local culture and society in some of Europe’s Iberian Peninsula territories.  1. GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT With Portugal, Spain makes up the Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia. Iberia is separated from the rest of Europe by the Pyrenees

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Sweden 8


Swedish cuisine the cuisines and foods of Sweden 1. GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Sweden is the fourth-largest country in Europe. It is the largest Scandinavian country (the other countries in Scandinavia are Denmark, Finland, and Norway). About 15 percent of Sweden’s total area lies north of the Arctic Circle. Because of the effect of warm

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Tanzania 9


Tanzanian cuisine Culture of Tanzania   1. GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Situated in East Africa just south of the equator, Tanzania is made up of a mainland area and the islands of Zanzibar, Pembe, and Mafia. Mainland Tanzania lies between the area of the great lakes—Victoria, Tanganyika, and Malawi (Niassa)—and the Indian Ocean. It contains

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Thailand 10


Thai cuisine Thai cuisine is the national cuisine of Thailand. Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. 1. GEOGRAPHIC SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT Comprising an area of 514,000 square kilometers (198,456 square miles) in Southeast Asia, Thailand (formerly known as Siam) extends almost two-thirds down the Malay Peninsula. Comparatively,

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