Well…my friends would probably point to me as the last person to write on food…but I just came back from a 10 day vacation where I indulged in gorging a LOT of food…..so I figured this would probably me the only time when I would be interested in doing some mouth watering research on some of the most popular foods around the globe :) .
I am leaving out the most popular & obvious ones (Rice & Corn). I am concentrating on the processed food frequented by the urban populace.
Arranged Alphabetically :
- Chips :
- The basic chips are cooked and salted, and additional varieties are manufactured using various flavorings and ingredients including seasonings, herbs, spices, cheeses, and artificial additives.
- Chocolates :
- Roughly two-thirds of the entire world’s cocoa is produced in Western Africa, with 43% sourced from Côte d’Ivoire where child labor is a common practice to obtain the product.
- According to the World Cocoa Foundation, some 50 million people around the world depend on cocoa as a source of livelihood.
- Curry :
- The word curry is an anglicised version of the Tamil word khari , which is usually understood to mean “gravy” or “sauce” rather than “spices”.
- Some studies have shown that ingredients in curry may help to prevent certain diseases, including colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
- French Fries :
- The phrase ‘French Fries’ means potatoes fried in the French sense of the verb “to cook”.
- Hamburger :
- The term hamburger originally derives from the German city of Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city, from where many emigrated to America.
- The McDonald’s fast-food chain sells a sandwich called the Big Mac, one of the world’s top selling hamburgers.
- Hot Dog :
- Hot dogs may be grilled, steamed, boiled, barbecued, pan fried, deep fried, broiled, or microwaved.
- The term “dog” has been used as a synonym for sausage since 1884 and accusations that sausage makers used dog meat date to at least 1845.
- Ice Cream :
- Ice cream became popular throughout the world in the second half of the 20th century after cheap refrigeration became common.
- Noodles :
- They are generally boiled, although they may also be deep-fried in oil until crispy.
- Pizza :
- The bottom base of the pizza (called the “crust” in the United States and Canada) may vary widely according to style—thin as in hand-tossed pizza or Roman pizza, or thick as in pan pizza or Chicago-style pizza.
- Sushi :
- The main ingredients of traditional Japanese sushi, raw fish and rice, are naturally low in fat, high in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.
- The same may not be said categorically of Western-style sushi, which increasingly features non-traditional ingredients such as mayonnaise, avocado, and cream cheese.
|Date of Origin||:||August 24, 1853|
|Place of Origin||:||New York|
|Constituents||:||Chips are thin slices of potato that are deep fried or baked until crispy.|
|Calories||:||1 bag (227g) = 1242|
|Date of Origin||:||1100 to 1400 BC|
|Constituents||:||Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, combining cocoa solids, cocoa butter or other fat, and sugar.|
|Calories||:||Cadbury’s Dairy Milk : 100g = 525|
|Place of Origin||:||India|
|Constituents||:||It includes a general variety of spiced dishes, best known in South Asian cuisines, especially Indian cuisine. Some distinctive spices used in many curry dishes include turmeric, cumin, coriander, fenugreek, and red pepper.|
|Date of Origin||:||1680-1813|
|Place of Origin||:||France/Belgium/Spain [Disputed]|
|Constituents||:||French Fries are thin strips of deep-fried potato.|
|Calories||:||McDonald’s Large Fries : 154.0 g = 500|
|Date of Origin||:||1885|
|Place of Origin||:||USA|
|Constituents||:||A hamburger is a sandwich consisting of a cooked patty of ground meat, (usually beef, but occasionally pork, turkey, or a combination of meats) placed between two wheat buns. Hamburgers are often served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, or cheese and condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup;|
|Calories||:||1 Large, Single Meat Patty, Plain (137g) = 426|
|Date of Origin||:||1480|
|Place of Origin||:||Germany/Austria [Disputed]|
|Constituents||:||A hot dog (also known as a frankfurter, frank, wiener, or weenie) is a moist sausage of soft, even texture and flavor, often made from advanced meat recovery or meat slurry.Most types are fully cooked, cured or smoked. It is often placed hot in a special purpose soft, sliced hot dog bun. It may be garnished with mustard, ketchup, onion, mayonnaise, relish, cheese, chili or sauerkraut.|
|Calories||:||1 Plain (98g) = 242|
|Date of Origin||:||200 BC(Precursor) / 1718(Current Form)|
|Place of Origin||:||China(Precursor) / London(Current Form)|
|Constituents||:||ice-cream is a frozen dessert usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavours.|
|Calories||:||1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream (144g) = 289|
|Date of Origin||:||Before 25-220 AD|
|Place of Origin||:||China|
|Constituents||:||A noodle is a type of food made from unleavened dough that is cooked in a boiling liquid.|
|Calories||:||1 Packet of Ramen (64g) = 296|
|Date of Origin||:||Before 1751|
|Place of Origin||:||Italy|
|Constituents||:||Pizza is a world-popular dish made with an oven-baked, flat, generally round bread that is often covered with tomatoes or a tomato-based sauce and cheese.|
|Calories||:||1 slice of a Plain Cheese Pizza (63g) = 140|
|Date of Origin||:||1799–1858|
|Place of Origin||:||Tokyo-Japan|
|Constituents||:||Sushi is vinegar rice, topped with other ingredients, such as fish.|
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