Typical Food

  • Vietnamese typical food

    Geographic setting and environment Vietnam is a long and narrow country in Southeast Asia. China limits it to the north; Cambodia, Laos, and the Gulf of Thailand to the west; and the South China Sea (which the Vietnamese call “the East Sea”) to the east. Covering a total of 327,500 square kilometers, Vietnam is roughly the same size as Italy and Japan. The geography of Vietnam plays an important role in the cuisine of the country. Rice, which is the mainstay of the Vietnamese diet, is grown throughout the country, but especially in the Red River Delta in the north…

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  • Saudi ArabiaPhoto of Typical Saudi Arabia food

    Typical Saudi Arabia food

    Geographic setting and environment Saudi Arabia, the third largest country in Asia, makes up about four-fifths of the Arabian Peninsula. The other countries that share the peninsula – Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait – have a much smaller area. A narrow plain runs along the Red Sea coast. The Hijaz Mountains (Al Hijaz) rise sharply from the sea. At least a third of the total area is a sandy desert. There are no lakes, and except for artesian wells (wells where water flows naturally to the surface) in the eastern oases, there are no rivers…

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  • RussiaPhoto of Russian typical food

    Russian typical food

    Geographic setting and environment Russia is the largest country in Europe, with 17 million square kilometers. It is 1.8 times the size of the United States. The Russian land stretches to the Arctic Ocean in the north. Russia shares borders with China and Mongolia to the south, and Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus, Lithuania, and Finland to the west. About three-quarters of the land is arable (capable of being cultivated), although farm output declined during the 1980s and 1990s. After the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) seceded in 1991, the Russian government started a program to encourage small farmers. In the…

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  • GermanyPhoto of Typical food of Germany

    Typical food of Germany

    Geographic setting and environment Germany is located in Western Europe. The country’s topography is varied, including regions of deep forest and high mountains, as well as a wide valley surrounding the Rhine, Germany’s largest river. The highest peak of the mountain, the Zugspitze, is located on the border with Austria. Less than 3 percent of Germans are farmers, and the country must import much of its food. Apples, pears, cherries and peaches, as well as grapes for wine production, are important crops in Germany. History and food Food has always been an important part of German culture. Even the well-known…

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  • CanadaPhoto of Canadian typical food

    Canadian typical food

    Geographic setting and environment Canada is the second largest country in the world (after Russia), and is the largest country in North America. The eastern provinces, known as the Maritimes, are separated from the rest of the country by low mountain ranges. Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island are island provinces in the Atlantic Ocean. Along the border with the United States in central Canada is a fertile plain bounded by the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, and Hudson Bay. Also along the border with the United States, further west, there are farms and ranches. Stretching across western Alberta to the…

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  • EthiopiaPhoto of Typical Ethiopian food

    Typical Ethiopian food

    Geographic setting and environment Located in East Africa, Ethiopia (formerly called Abyssinia) covers an area of ​​approximately 1,127,127 square kilometers. Comparatively, the area occupied by Ethiopia is slightly less than twice the size of the state of Texas. Ethiopia is a country of geographical contrasts, ranging from 125 meters below sea level in the Denakil Depression to more than 4,600 meters above sea level in the mountainous regions. It contains a variety of different topographic zones: the Great Rift Valley runs the entire length of the country in a northeast-southwest direction; the Ethiopian Highlands are marked by mountain ranges; the…

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  • BrazilPhoto of Typical Brazilian food

    Typical Brazilian food

    Geographic setting and environment Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fourth largest in the world. It is located on the east coast of South America. Because Brazil is in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are reversed from North America: the winter months are May through August, and the hottest summer month is January. The mighty Amazon River, the second longest river in the world after the Nile in Egypt, flows through northern Brazil. The area around the Amazon River is known as one of the largest rainforests in the world. About a quarter of all known…

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  • AustraliaPhoto of Typical Australian food

    Typical Australian food

    Geographic setting and environment Australia is the smallest continent in the world. Located in Southeast Asia between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, its diverse landscapes and climates are home to a wide variety of plants and animals. It is generally warm and dry throughout the year, with no extreme cold and few frosts. The average annual rainfall is 42 centimeters (17 inches), much less than the average for all countries in the world, which is 66 centimeters (26 inches). Consequently, insufficient rainfall can cause droughts that threaten to destroy crops. The low rainfall in the country can also cause water…

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  • ArgentinaPhoto of Typical food of Argentina

    Typical food of Argentina

    Geographic setting and environment Argentina is a wedge-shaped country, the second largest (after Brazil) in South America. To the west, you have the Andes mountain range, but most of Argentina’s land is low-lying. Because Argentina is in the southern hemisphere, the winter months are from May to August, and the hottest summer month is January. Argentina’s climate and its rich lowland regions combine to make it one of the world’s largest food-producing nations. More than 4 percent of the world’s livestock is raised by Argentine ranchers. Argentina is also the largest producer of honey in South America, an ingredient that…

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  • AlgeriaPhoto of Typical Algerian food

    Typical Algerian food

    Geographic setting and environment Algeria is located in North Africa, on the Mediterranean Sea. The fertile and mountainous northern region is home to olive trees, cork oaks and vast evergreen forests where wild boars and jackals roam. In the warmer areas grow fig trees, agaves and several palm trees. The vine is native to the coastal plain. Central Algeria is made up of high plateaus containing salt marshes and dry or shallow salt lakes. The land becomes more arid (dry) as you go south, eventually becoming the Sahara desert. About 80 percent of the country is desert, where vegetation is…

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