Regional Food opposed to Food by Country


Different regions of a country typically have very different styles of cooking. With Italian cuisine, for example, the Northern region is very much different than the Southern region. The Central region is far different than the islands.

The Northern region of Italy borders France, so they cook with more cream and butter. This is the part of Italy generally speaking where you would see more Alfredo type sauces. Most of the Northern region is land locked as opposed to surrounded by water so you would see less seafood and more game.

The Southern region uses a lot more tomato based sauces. Also, being surrounded by the ocean, the food in the Southern region tends to comprise of more seafood than game. Location in proximity to other country’s massively affects the food they cook. Also, the physical location of the region affects what they cook. Different climates dictate what can and can’t…

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