5 Food Bucket List Ideas

If you’re a true foodie, you want to enjoy the tastiest meals you can find on the market. There are many types of dishes worldwide, and one can only hope to get a taste of unique recipes while traveling.

But with a bit of patience and dedication, you will be able to find the best food in the world for your taste buds to enjoy.

Finding an authentic meal might be challenging when so many places serve the same recipes. One secret ingredient can turn a meal into a complete experience.

If you’re a fan of wagyu beef restaurants, well-cooked french cuisine, or Italian pasta made from scratch, you should have your own food bucket list.

You should look for high-quality ingredients, masterful cooking, and sensible taste. Your meal could not only fill your stomach but also nurture your soul.

Reaching that exceptional taste might imply some traveling, but what could be better than seeing the world while savoring the delicious traditional meals they prepare? With that being said, here are five food bucket list ideas!

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Turkish Baklava

Originally from the Central Asian Turkish States and dating back to the 17th century, the Baklava is a long-standing favorite dessert.

Giving a sweet taste with the variety of ingredients used in its composition (pistachio, walnuts, carrot slices, chocolate, and many more), this dessert finds its homeland in Istanbul.

Numerous venues will welcome you with this freshly-made meal.

Swiss Cheese

Switzerland is famous for its taste in cheese. When visiting this country, you will encounter various cheese types such as Emmentaler, Sbrinz, Tete de Moine, and many more. You can book a cheese factory tour if you want to get acquainted with as many types of cheese as possible. 

Here you will learn about the process of making cheese, and you will have your choice in tasting every single kind of cheese available.

As an alternative, you could visit the National Dairy Museum. Although it might seem a relatively small museum, it displays cheese dairy dating back to 1815. 

Traditional Japanese Kobe Beef

Kobe beef or Waygu beef is a trademark in Japan. It’s made from cattle bred in the strict and uniquely Japanese style.

Its popularity has grown in the last few decades, as beef consumption in Japan was low up until the 1980s – 1990s.

Kobe beef started being exported to the US in 2012. Since then, many steak restaurants have taken it upon themselves to recreate the delicious meal. If you want to find one near you, search for a blogger or food reviewer to find out which are the best locations.

Polish Pierogis

Pierogi or Varenyky are dishes associated with Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.

The dumplings filled with sweet cheese, meat, mushrooms, or boiled cabbage are a delicious traditional meal. Its origins are uncertain, with some saying that the trade on the silk road popularized the dish around Europe. 

Italian Pasta

Italy is famous for its exquisite taste in pasta. If you plan a road trip to Italy, you can stop in Sicily, where the Pasta Alla Norma was created.

Although it might seem a simple recipe, it has a delicious dressing made from homegrown tomatoes, ricotta, basil, and eggplant.
For a more exotic choice, you can try Linguine Alle Vongole, which is pasta made with seafood and clams.

For a complete experience, you can book a cooking class at Mama Isa’s Cooking School in Venice, where you will learn to make your own pasta from scratch.

Julie Higgins
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