Genoa Street Food Shops


Genoa has abundant historical attractions, but it is also a city which thrives on eating out, and eating well! So, what I suggest is to take a break from sightseeing and experience the original food!

In fact, if you are searching for an easy and nice place to have lunch or a quick snack, in Genoa and in other little towns all along the Italian Riviera, you’ll find varoius places that offer simple, good and authentic genoese/ligurian dishes.

Among Genoa’s streets you can follow your nose and I’m sure you’ll end up with a great food treat. The caruggi (Genoa’s alleys) and the Sottoripa, abound with great smelling focaccerie or bakeries and other little fast food shops serving vegetable pies, pasta, farinata, fried fish, great caffè and much more.

I always say that a visit to Liguria is not complete without a taste of its traditional cuisine and today, I’d like to give you some useful tips to find your favorite genoese “fast food” shop.

Traditional food shops are:


Food and Drink in Kenya

fd2Drawn from diverse ethnic cultures and traditions fused with tastes absorbed from foreign countries, food and drink in Kenya are in a league of their own. They are also central in consolidating the collectivist nature that Kenyans are known for by bringing family and friends together.

The way foods and drinks are prepared and presented in Kenya greatly attest to the long-standing links and contacts Kenya has had with Arabian, European and Indian settlers. However, the Kenyan flavors are not eroded, with each of the 42 local tribes boasting of their own traditional food.

Common Kenyan Foods

An agriculturally fertile country, Kenya is not short of all sorts of vegetables and fruits. Although when visiting certain restaurants, the menu may read like an international menu featuring foods such as French fries, hamburgers and macaroni and cheese as well as rice, pizza, chicken nuggets and fish fingers.

The more traditional foods of Kenya include:

  • Irio – Also known as ‘Mukimo‘ or ‘Kienyeji‘, a dish originally from the Kikuyu tribe. It’s a combination of maize and beans, mashed with cooked bananas or potatoes.

Food Items and Bikano Chaat


There can be no greater feeling than appeasing your appetite with the super food of your choice at the very moment you want to savor it. Indian foods are just yummy! You cannot resist the temptation of savoring the uncountable delicacies! And types vary – be it meals or sweets or chaat or namkeens, and more, each type is bound to delight your taste buds. It does take time to prepare the various types of food at home except the regular food items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. To add to the lack of preparation is the lack of time. People are so much stuck by hectic schedules that they prefer having sweet food, chaat, snacks, etc. from restaurants. With obesity and other health issues associated with having food at restaurants, it will be wise on your part to have such items at only those outlets reputed in the market for serving only high quality and nutritional food prepared in adherence to the strictest of hygiene standards. One chain of such a reputed outlet

French Etiquette Tips for Drinking Wine

In France, it is a common practice that everyone should wait for everybody’s drink to be on the table before they all start drinking. This practice is noticeable even in French restaurants. To know better about drinking wine politely, in a French way, read on the tips below:

Tip # 1 – Wait up to drink!

Everybody should be done pouring a drink before a toast of glasses is made. The host or guests may or may not raise their glasses though. During this phase, you really have to drink, or at least moisten your lips. Not doing so is considered a rude gesture in France.

Meanwhile, if the host does not give a toast, then you may drink as soon as he starts drinking. In most cases, though, French people always wait for everybody to have a full glass before they begin drinking.

If you happen to be in a less formal setting, know how a French says “cheers”:

  1. He may say “A ta sante” (to your good health) and then the guests are expected to answer “a la tienne” which means “to yours” – matching a “tu”.
  2. The host may

My Passion and Appreciation for Food

To truly appreciate something you must go without it.

I grew up in a single parent household at times we ate well at times we did not. My life and childhood was by no means miserable or damaging but what it did do is teach me how to prepare, adapt, and appreciate food.

I began cooking at 12 (an earlier age than most) to provide me and my brother a hot meal while my mother worked and attended school. My mom would leave out a dinner in the morning with directions on how to prepare it. There would usually be a package of chicken on the stove and directions “heat at 375 for 45 ” and so on and so forth for whatever meal was left out for dinner. I volunteered and assisted in preparing Holiday Meals as well.

There were times I would have little to eat, this was more than likely because I was a teenager at the time and ate every snack in the house within a few days. But I will always remember the times I had to go with little or no

Food Demand in Sri Lanka

Food industry appears as a leading profitable business in the present world. It has passed various forms in the history and still developing gradually with the technological, economical, socio-cultural and demographic changes and challenges. Introduction of conventional farming is a result of high demand for the foods from the rapidly growing world population. Accordingly, the ancient subsistence agriculture system had been transformed to a modern conventional food trade at present, but one of the outcomes is unexpected health and environment problems.

To cater the consumer demand successfully, producers needed to introduce the new technological innovations to farming and other cultivation sector to use minimum production input to get maximum output. This led to less attention on the health and environment protection. But the use of Chemical weedicides, pesticides and synthetic fertilizers (were) essentials for conventional farming method as the relevant highbred plant varieties have less response on natural fertilizers and other traditional pest and weed control methods.

After few decades, scientists involved in agriculture stream have understood that there were issues both in health and environment sectors due to conventional farming methods. Therefore, scientific researches were emerged to find out a substitution for conventional food commodities

Super Foods

With all the talk these days about superfoods such as avocado, berries, and dark chocolate I thought it would be nice to write about a few superfoods that are native here in Colorado and the rest of the Southwest and that are mostly unheard of. So today I would like to honor our Native folks and their wisdom by sharing three traditional nutritional powerhouses that have been used throughout Mesoamerica and the desert Southwest for hundreds of years:

Chia Seeds: We all know the commercials for Chia Pets-those clay animals who grow a coat of green little sprouts after you spread seeds across their surface. I think my cousin might have even had one, though it never worked. Come to find out that those little seeds were actually a staple food in Aztec culture-so important that they were used as currency. Traditionally, Chia was used as a high energy subsistance food for Aztec and Indian runners on long trading and conquest journeys. It was considered such an important food for the Aztecs that when the Spanish, under Cortez, conquered the culture they destroyed as many plants as they could and made it illegal

What Do You Know About Polish Food Recipes

I would like to write another culinary article (I’m really interested in this topic and I like writing about food, cooking and other aspects connected with this topic). I would like to write that I’m from Poland and I like our traditional food recipes. There many opinions about it. In this article I would like to write about recipes, opinions about it and maybe I will give you some examples of traditional Polish meals. Read this article to the end and maybe you will find some interesting information in it.

In this part of the article I would like to give you some information about food recipes. It’s difficult to find “pure” Polish meals. Many countries and cultures influenced our food (for example such countries as Germany, France, Italy, oriental countries etc). Typical Polish food is connected with Slavonic countries.

I want to provide you some information about history of Polish recipes. Our food is considered as spicy, with a lot of meat and grits. Meals in these times used a lot of relishes such as pepper, nutmeg and other kinds of relishes. There were very popular kinds of food

How Can Food Put a Stop to Excessive Sweating

The question-slash-title is something that certainly interests sufferers of hyperhidrosis. Lots of people suffer excessive sweating, but it is not particularly life-threatening, so they are unlikely to turn to surgical and other invasive procedures. Majority of people who sweat excessively would rather look for “natural” methods, which are often cheaper than conventional medical approaches. And what could be a more natural way of healing than eating the right food?

Of course, when you talk about food, it is not just about what you should eat but also what you should not eat. Older medical traditions, like the Vedic tradition of India and holistic medicinal practices of the Oriental countries, have taken good, long looks at foods and diet. In these traditions, foods are classified depending on the kind of energy they produce in the body – not referring to the sustentative quality of food, but the more “mystical” qualities. Some of these are “hot” foods, which increase body temperature, while others are “cool” foods that reduce internal heat, and yet others are neutral.

In these traditions, excessive sweating can be reduced by eating less “hot” foods and more “cool” foods.

Hawaiian Traditions and Your Next Luau Party

If you are considering a Hawaiian Luau party and are looking for some ideas to make it just a little different, why not do a bit of research on the traditions of Hawaii and the luau itself.

First, what exactly is a luau party? It is a Hawaiian barbecue at which traditional foods are served. The first item on the menu and the main course, is usually a whole pig which is steamed or roasted in an underground pit for many hours. When it is finished cooking it comes out of the pit succulent and tasty just ready for you to dig in.

You may also find on the luau menu fried rice or chicken long rice, which is similar to a stir fry with cellophane noodles. A lot of Hawaiian foods have an Asian flair to them.

Seafood aplenty will likely be on the luau serving table. Anything from salmon to shrimp to conch to seaweed. For dessert you are apt to find some type of coconut and/or pineapple pudding.

You’ll never leave a luau hungry with all the party food that is provided. And if you don’t like something that is being

Traditional Mexican Foods

Mexican foods are some of the most colorful and flavorful in the entire world but it does not have to be Cinco de Mayo for you to prepare and enjoy this tasty style of cuisine. Traditional Mexican dishes have a very distinctive flavor all of their own and use many of the same ingredients that ancient residents of the country used to dine on so many centuries ago.

Fortunately, there are many choices to consider when it comes to preparing Mexican themed foods for your next dinner or party including appetizers, desserts, and side dishes. Chicken enchiladas are a rather popular and delicious choice the next time you want an authentic, Southwestern dish or they can be made using other types of meat, seafood, and then filled with the cheeses of your choice.

Enchiladas originated in Mexico and these corn or flour tortillas are rolled around a variety of fillings and then covered with a savory sauce made from chili peppers. You can also use potatoes and other vegetables to fill your enchiladas and use garnishes such as sour cream, salsa, and cheese.

Quesadillas, another Mexican staple, is a traditional food that is easy to

Why Foodies Should Look Forward to Holidays

It’s a truth worldwide – no celebration is ever complete without food. And it’s not strange therefore that most festivals – religious, social, political or whatever its genre might be has the concept of a principal food attached to it. A further testimonial to this is the fact that almost every social group across geographical locations has some festival that corresponds to its principle harvest. A major reason why Canada should have a separate Thanksgiving Day, apart from the traditional historical stories of origin of the holiday, is the overriding speculation that the country had its harvest at a close but separate period of time. Whatever the reasons (food lovers, I guess, wouldn’t need one) the fact remains that feasting, from time immemorial has remained one of the principal attractions of any celebration. Here is a list of holiday foods for food lovers to look forward to – July 4th – barbeque.

The 4th of July celebrations are almost incomplete without the customary Barbeque. In different recipies and cooking styles barbeques set our taste buds rolling on this day. Vegetarians and vegans aren’t left out either. Most popular food joints have come up

Organic Foods

Nowadays, we are hearing too much about the ‘natural’ food, the Organic Food. The search for organic foods has intensified and the rate at which the industry is growing is remarkable. This portrays inclination of customers towards the organic products and their increase consciousness about health. The question that comes is whether organic foods are really that beneficial or is it just a phase that’ll come and go just like any other products? Before we reach to any conclusion, we need to assess the benefits and the detriments that come along with it.

Advantages of Organic Foods

Pesticide Free

Natural Foods are grown without the assistance of chemical fertilizers thus they are free from any toxic element resting on the fruits or vegetables. If required, only natural fertilizers like manure, etc are applied. Being without any toxicant means less pain for our body as these toxicants often damage our cells resulting in the development of cancerous cells which ultimately lead to disease of cancer. Besides, the traditionally produced food is not beneficial for toddlers and growing children as processed food may affect their developing cells.

Easily Digestible

The food cooked out of organic

Experience The Country’s Eating Traditions

A unique way of travelling is going abroad to learn a language and experiencing the local food. When travelling to learn Spanish in Argentina, visitors find a great variety of traditional meals. For hundred of years Argentina has built up a vast and diverse cuisine culture with much of Italian, Spanish and native tradition and a bit more of German, French and Lebanese influence. When arriving in Argentina, one of the first things visitors should try are the local recipes. Since the 19 Century Argentina has become an amazing melting pot for attractive cooking customs from all over the world, a distinguishing feature that becomes relevant to learn Spanish.

Study programs in Argentina include historical accounts explaining how the Spanish colonization started a non stop incoming flow of new people. Argentina received millenary traditions from different parts of the world, Italian and Spanish in prior. Thanks to Argentina’s diverse geography, recipes and food tradition developed in different ways according to the natural resources each region has.

Learn Spanish in central Argentina where the soil is perfect to cultivate and raise cattle. Buenos Aires and Cordoba are the most distinctive provinces

What is Slow Food Movement

You may have heard of slow food movement yet been curios as to what it actually means. It is basically a movement that started in Italy and has now become an international movement to attempt to rid the world of the fast food habits that have taken over so many of us. It is a movement to encourage people to enjoy cooking again and go back to eating traditional meals that have been cooked from scratch. This is the only way to reap the many benefits of taste, of the goodness and knowing you are doing something that has the benefit of having a lot of time and love go into it.

It was Carlo Petrini who originally founded this movement, but since then it has gone from strength to strength with people all around the world competing to make the best slow food dishes ever. One of the alternative movements is to eat raw foods. This of course will be vegetables and fruits that have great nutritional value.

What they hope to achieve with this is to get people comfortable again with eating the foods that have become a

Chinese Restaurants

Owing to its rich quality and low price, Chinese Cuisine has become so popular all over the world that just about every town claims to have its own ‘authentic’ Oriental bistro. The big cities, needless to say, are home to several such restaurants that compete with each other and lure visitors with their traditional Oriental interiors. They claim to offer ‘authentic’ and ‘traditional’ food and popular delicacies from China. But, do these eateries cropping up outside China really offer genuine traditional food?

Well, they do not offer ‘authentic’ regional food, but definitely a ‘good and healthy’ western version of the original cuisine. They offer a traditional cuisine that has been modified to an extent to please the taste of the local customers. For instance, the authentic Chinese cuisine differs significantly from its Western versions, which are again very different from the European and Indian versions. These versions are so different from the original cuisine that they are now considered as totally independent cuisines, such as the Canadian-China Cuisine, the American-China Cuisine, or the Indo-China Cuisine.

Most Oriental restaurants in the West offer an explicit ‘westernized’ food menu with some variations,

Traditions and Food Tips to Enjoy Morocco

What I love most about travelling is the first hand knowledge of other cultures. There is something unique about discovering the traditions, the way of life, the arts & crafts and especially the food. All Countries are fascinating in their own way; however there are places in the world that are richer than others in a way of traditions and history. Morocco is one of them. Not only Morocco sprouts history from every corner with its beautiful architecture and the Medina, which has kept the unspoilt status of old city and seems to guard its hidden secrets, but the traditions are just as evident in everyday life. You just need to visit one of the famous Moroccan markets to see the abundance of their arts and crafts, and if you are lucky enough you might even barter yourself a deal and take home one of the renowned Moroccan rugs or a precious handmade piece of silver jewellery.

Food lovers who travel to Morocco will be able to please their taste buds during their visit to Morocco where traditional food is well known for its succulent Tajine and couscous dishes. Moroccan food is based

A Look At Italian Cuisine In America

Italian cuisine came to the United States with Italian immigrants, most of who came from the south of Italy and arrived in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The culture in the United States has altered traditional Italian dishes since this time, examples of which include toasted ravioli from St Louis, Missouri and muffuletta sandwiches from New Orleans.

A lot of people emigrated from Sicily and Naples and made their homes in big American cities like Boston and New York. Ones from the south of the country would use ingredients like dried pasta, olive oil, and tomato sauce. Ones from the north would prefer fresh pasta, rice, and butter. A lot of steakhouses have been influenced by Italian cuisine because they were set up by Italians.

You can get a lot of different kinds of convenience food such as canned pasta sauce, heat-and-eat spaghetti and frozen pizzas and this is part of the reason why this cuisine has the mistaken reputation for being “all pasta and pizzas” when that is not true at all.

There is no doubt that the traditional food has been influenced by the American diet and, along with Mexican and Chinese

Match Your Wedding Food

A great celebration has great food. Not only that, but the style of the menu should make sense with the style of the event. These are some tips on how to match your wedding food to your venue to create the reception style that you desire.

What would you think if you went to a five star restaurant and they served you chicken nuggets? Or if you went to a cocktail party and were served foods requiring a knife and fork to eat, yet you had to eat standing up? When the food does not match the place, the meal feels out of whack, and makes for a bad experience, even if it is delicious food. That is why it is so important to plan a menu for your wedding which suits the location and general style of your wedding! It is not about one type of food being better than another, but rather choosing the meal which makes sense for the party you are having.

Some brides are traditional. They like pearl bridal jewelry sets, engraved invitations, and country club wedding receptions. For that type of wedding, a fairly

Traditional Chinese Food

The Chinese food is distinctive for its traditional properties. Along the new cuisines, many origins of Chinese food date back many thousands of years. From simple street side snacks to lavish grand banquet, they form a unique color landscape of Chinese food. I would like to investigate the fascinating world of Chinese cuisine.

The city of Qu fu is located in the north of China, Shang dong Province. It is one of the centers of Chinese official cuisine, Shandong cuisine (Lu Cai). The colorful style of Lu Cai dates back at least two thousand years. Qu Fu is also the birthplace of another Chinese icon, Confucius. Confucius is better known for his philosophy relating politics, society and social order. How can we connect Chinese traditional food with Confucius? He was also a gourmet who believed “where food concerns, seek the finest”. He did not only create refined cuisine but also he created a kind of complete food philosophy. Some of the form, structure, etiquette that Confucius brought to the dining table changed Chinese eating way. Confucian cuisine is based on the commendation, balance and nutrition. The order and system contained in Confucian cuisine

The Ultimate Healthy Fat Loss Diet

The Asian food pyramid refers to the traditional Asian diet which has been around for hundreds of years. It is closely intertwined with the traditions and religions of Asia, handed down from one generation to the next. Up to this day, the Asians eat a wide variety of traditional foods as part of their every day diet. This diet is the main reason why Asians are typically slim, healthy and young-looking. If you go anywhere in Asia, you will note that obesity is rare.

Another thing that will surprise the westerner is that although Asians rarely if ever consume dairy products, osteoporosis is almost unheard of. This is because calcium found in plant foods is the most ideal for the human body, while the protein in dairy products tend to nullify the effects of dairy calcium, which in the first place is difficult for our body to absorb.

Asia boasts of some of the fittest, healthiest and longest-lived people in the world. This has nothing to do with their genes as was believed in the past, but mainly because of their unique natural diet. Compared with other diets, the Asian food pyramid is unparalleled in that