List of cuisines

List of cuisines

The following is a list of cuisines. A cuisine is a specific set of cooking traditions and practices, often associated with a specific culture or region. Each cuisine involves food preparation in a particular style, of food and drink of particular types, to produce individually consumed items or distinct meals. A cuisine is frequently named after the region or place where it originated. A cuisine is primarily influenced by the ingredients that are available locally or through trade. Religious food laws can also exercise a strong influence on such culinary practices.


  • Cuisines by region 1
  • Cuisine styles 2
  • Ethnic and religious cuisines 3
  • Historical cuisines 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Cuisines by region

  • Global cuisine – a cuisine that is practiced around the world. A cuisine is a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions,[1] often associated with a specific region, country[2] or culture. To become a global cuisine, a local, regional or national cuisine must spread around the world; it's food served world-wide.
  • Regional cuisine – based upon national, state or local regions.[3] Regional cuisines may vary based upon food availability and trade, varying climates, cooking traditions and practices, and cultural differences.[4] One noteworthy definition is based upon traditional cuisine: "A traditional cuisine is a coherent tradition of food preparation that rises from the daily lives and kitchens of a people over an extended period in a specific region of a country, or a specific country, and which, when localized, has notable distinctions from the cuisine of the country as a whole."[4]

Cuisine styles

A Jacques Lameloise (a 3 star Michelin Guide chef) nouvelle cuisine presentation

Ethnic and religious cuisines

Ohaw, traditional Ainu soup

Historical cuisines

See also


  1. ^ Cuisine (definition). Accessed June 2011.
  2. ^ "Cuisine (definition)". Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Region." (Definition). Merriam-Webster dictionary. Accessed June 2011.
  4. ^ a b "The American Food Revolutions: Cuisines in America." Accessed June 2011.

External links

  • World Cuisines at DMOZ