List of cuisines

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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

  • 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Region." (Definition). Merriam-Webster dictionary. Accessed June 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The American Food Revolutions: Cuisines in America." Accessed June 2011.

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