Coffee Culture Around the World

From the simple Italian espresso shot to traditional Turkish coffee ceremonies, see how the world takes their cup of coffee.

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Crew meal in the Bronx. Soul food with Famous Fat Dave, Diane, Kira and Adam. 960 1280

  

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Florence

Florence

No list of the world’s best foodie cities is complete without a shout-out to Italy, especially the fresh, rustic cuisine native to Florence. Grab a creamy scoop or two of gelato at Grom or Perche No! and sit on the steps of the Duomo as you devour it. And who said Italy was all about pasta and pizza? Even the most devout herbivores will be transformed when they carve into their first Bistecca alla Fiorentina. 960 1280

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Charleston

Charleston

Charleston, SC, has quickly become the place for foodies. In an area known as Lowcountry, Charleston’s Southern charm shines through at places like Hominy Grill. A must-have is shrimp and grits prepared with scallions, mushrooms and bacon, over cheese hominy grits. At Jestine’s Kitchen, the okra gumbo and fried-green tomatoes keep locals and tourists coming back year after year. The wait time might be longer than normal at both places, but it’s definitely worth the wait. 960 1280

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New Orleans

New Orleans

Take a stroll through the French Quarter and you’ll feel as if you’re in another country. Is it Paris or the American South? Basically, it’s the best of both -- right down to the food. In between daiquiris (the to-go kind, of course) and beignets, stop by Willie Mae’s Scotch House for a big ole plate of incredible fried chicken, or Domilise’s for shrimp po’boy that puts all others to shame. 960 1280

  

New York City

New York City

Some consider the city that never sleeps to be the food mecca of the world. From Harlem to Hell's Kitchen, take your pick of authentic ethnic food from around the globe. For trendy foodies, head to the Meatpacking District or West Village where celebrity chef restaurants like Catch are always in style. A personal favorite in the Flatiron District is Eataly, where Italian food truly comes alive! 960 1280

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St. Louis

St. Louis

Baileys’ Chocolate Bar is the sweet spot in St. Louis. Truffles are served individually on plates and their chocolate martinis are as smooth and frothy as milkshakes, adding to the class factor. Try the raspberry martini to perfectly complement the rich desserts. The Gateway City is also known for being a big beer city, pork BBQ destination and vibrant foodie town, especially in the trendy Central West End neighborhood. 960 1280

  

Chicago

Chicago

Nothing beats a slice of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza from Lou Malnati's or yes, the original Pizzeria Uno! Piled high with toppings and topped with tons of tomato sauce, you'll barely be able to finish a slice. What's more, many Chicago restaurants are BYOB and don't charge a corking fee, so you can wash down your meal with your favorite bottle of wine -- every time. 960 1280

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Jaipur

Jaipur

The Pink City of Jaipur, in the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan, stands out not only for its regal monuments but for its cuisine. Explore the city and you will find familiar foods like samosas -- and so much more. For a taste of Rajasthan, head to Chokhi Dhani on the outskirts of town. This village resort offers a taste of rural India through dishes such as the Rajasthani specialty daal-baati-choorma -- the more ghee, the better! 960 1280

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Bangkok

Bangkok

You'll find some of the best food in Bangkok at one of the many street-food stalls and hole-in-the-wall restaurants along Khaosan Road and Yaowarat Road in Bangkok’s Chinatown. Expect noodle dishes -- and lots of them, most for less than a dollar. Classic pad Thai, tom yum soup, samosas, grilled pork skewers, som tam (a papaya salad) … the list goes on. 960 1280

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Barcelona

Barcelona

Tasty Spanish tapas is just one reason why Barcelona is on our list. It’s a great way to sample small plates of delicious food, including fresh calamari, seafood paella, patatas bravas, empanadas, bacon-wrapped dates and chorizo -- all, of course, with a glass of sangria. Try Tapa Tapa, a restaurant where the menu items are listed in Catalan and English. And if you want to make a pit stop while sightseeing, Abrelatas restaurant -- in the Sants-Montjuïc neighborhood -- makes one of the best mojitos in the city. 960 1280

  

Seattle

Seattle

A seafood lover’s heaven, Seattle boasts the best salmon in the country. Don't just stop there, sample it all: fresh mussels, Dungeness crab, halibut, oysters, clams, scallops and more. Head to Pike Place Market for the freshest seafood in the city. And when you can't fit another morsel in your belly, there's always room for Seattle’s world-famous coffee. 960 1280

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Paris

Paris

A list of the best food cities that doesn’t include Paris? Mais non! From the cafes to the brasseries and patisseries, the cuisine of the City of Light is sinfully delicious. As Julia Child said, in France cooking is a serious art form -- and a national sport! Visit Julien restaurant for a pain au chocolat, Le Relais de l'Entrecote for reasonably priced steak frites, and if you're looking to splurge, L'Ami Louis for escargot. 960 1280

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Deep-fried venison

Deep-fried venison

Deep-fried venison might be the most unique dish served at Auburn University, but you'll also find other Southern specialties, including beef, pork and chicken. 960 1280

  

cheese curds

cheese curds

The cheese curds at the University of Wisconsin’s Badgers stadium are made from the best local Wisconsin cheeses. The crispy and crunchy curds are positively addictive. 960 1280

  

Gator ribs

Gator ribs

Gator ribs, also referred to as Albert ribs after the Gators mascot, is another famous dish at the Football Classic in Jacksonville, FL. 960 1280

  

Tailgators

Tailgators

Outside of University of Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium, thousands of people tailgate for hours, staying warm with hot brats and cold brews. 960 1280

  

venison nugget

venison nugget

After every venison nugget has been devoured, the Auburn faithful head into Jordan-Hare Stadium where fans will shout the unmistakable battle cry -- the War Eagle. 960 1280

  

chicken fricassee

chicken fricassee

The star of the menu on Louisiana State University (LSU) game days is one of Louisiana's oldest dishes -- chicken fricassee. 960 1280

  

Cajun and Creole food

Cajun and Creole food

At an LSU tailgate, you'll find plenty of traditional Cajun and Creole food. 960 1280

  

Gator

Gator

Before the Auburn University Tigers take on the Florida Gators, fans make sure "Today's Menu" includes "Gator." 960 1280

  

Brats

Brats

Brats can be found on almost every grill at Badgers stadium, but at open-air Stadium Sports Bar, fans crowd in to eat them by the hundreds. 960 1280

  

wild game

wild game

The true delicacy at any Auburn game is wild game -- specifically deer, hunted and fried up by fans who like their meat extra fresh. 960 1280

  

tailgating

tailgating

In Alabama, they are as fanatical about their tailgating as they are about their football. 960 1280

  

brats

brats

Braised, battered or boiled, brats are a tailgating tradition in Badger country. 960 1280

  

Chocolate ice cream

Chocolate ice cream

Chocolate. A classic flavor. 960 1280

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Ice cream on a waffle cone

Ice cream on a waffle cone

Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream on a delicious, crunchy waffle cone. 960 1280

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Waffle and blueberry ice cream

Waffle and blueberry ice cream

Here's something different and delicious. A warm waffle topped with blueberry ice cream. Yum. 960 1280

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walnut brownie and vanilla ice cream

walnut brownie and vanilla ice cream

What could be better than a warm brownie with walnuts topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate fudge? Oh my! 960 1280

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mint chocolate chip ice cream

mint chocolate chip ice cream

A big scoop of another classic -- mint chocolate chip ice cream. 960 1280

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bananas and vanilla ice cream

bananas and vanilla ice cream

Caramel candy with vanilla ice cream topped with banana and pecans. 960 1280

  

variety of ice cream flavors

variety of ice cream flavors

A variety of flavors and colors. Dig in! 960 1280

  

raspberry ice cream

raspberry ice cream

Raspberry ice cream topped with fresh raspberries. 960 1280

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cookies and cream

cookies and cream

A yummy cookies and cream ice cream parfait. 960 1280

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ice cream sandwich

ice cream sandwich

For those lazy Sunday days -- an ice cream sandwich -- or whenever you have an ice cream and cookie craving. 960 1280

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