national cuisine

In some countries people starve to death because they haven’t got any food at all – but in some other countries people have health problems, because they have eaten too much and get overweight.
The British have in fact always imported food from abroad. English kitchen, like the English language, observed ingredients from all over the world – chickens, rabbits, apples and tea. All of these and more were successfully incorporated into British dishes. However, World War II changed everything. Wartime women had to forget 600 years of British cooking, learn to do without foreign imports, and rations their use of home-grown food. So now Britain has a very bad reputation for food, there some dishes which are very good: meat pies, roast beef and Your shire pudding. Traditional English people have three meals a day- breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served in the morning. It used to be a very large meal with cereal, eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms and tomatoes. Today, Britain’s most popular breakfast consist of lighter meal of cereal and toast and marmalade, fruit juice and yogurt with a cup of coffee or tea.
Most Indian cuisine is related by the similar usage of spices and the use of a greater variety of vegetables than many other cuisines. Religions and caste restrictions, weather, geography and the impact of foreigners have affected the eating habits of Indians. Many Indian dishes require an entire day’s preparation of cutting vegetables, pounding spices on a stone or just sitting patiently by the fire for hours on end. On the other hand, there are simple dishes, which are ideal for every day eating. Most of the spices used in Indian food have been used for their medicinal properties in addition to the flavor and taste they impact.
The cuisine of Mexico country is rich in history, flavor, contrast, texture and color. Mexican cuisine overall is natural, flavorful, colorful always based on seasonal produce, and fresh. Mexican cooks are guided by superior flavor and color. They like to present their creations simply and always prepare them lovingly. In pre – Hispanic times, Montezuma II, the emperor of Mexico, choose each day from an array of three hundred dishes: abundant fowl, tropical fruits, ice creams made using snow from a volcano, and fresh fish carried by runners from the Gulf of Mexico.
Lithuanian cooks prepare simply but tasty food. Lithuanian traditional cuisine took shape over many countries and was much influenced by cultural contacts with neighboring nations. A good example is potato cake, which Lithuanian adapted from the German kitchen. Once of oldest and most fundamental Lithuanian food a product was and is rye bread. Rye bread is eaten every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bread plays an important role in family holiday rituals and agrarian ceremonies. Lithuanian link many beliefs and magic with bread. One of them is the protective characteristic of bread, protection from fire and help putting out fires, for protections a piece of bread are placed in the foundation when building a new house. Bread is showed great respect, is called holy and is referred to in the feminine gender. If a piece of bread falls accidentally to the ground, it is picked up with reverence, kiss and eaten. This is done so that the house would never be without bread.