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.
Italy: EspressoYou’ll surely get an eye roll or two if you order a to-go cup at an Italian café, for espresso is the Italians’ version of to-go coffee. This strong brew served in tiny cups is commonly sipped while standing at cafes. And don’t order a cappuccino late in the day in Italy, either -- the only appropriate time to enjoy this drink is in the morning. 960 1280
Denmark: KaffeePerhaps due to the cold and dark Scandinavian winters, coffee consumption in Denmark has always been some of the highest in the world. Coffee is such a vital part of the Danish culture that packed cafes can be found on nearly every corner, especially in cities like Copenhagen. 960 1280
Saudi Arabia: KahwaIn Saudi Arabia and other Arabic cultures, coffee ceremonies follow many rules of etiquette, including always serving the elders first. It is also a common custom to serve this cardamom-spiced drink with dried dates to counter the coffee’s bitterness. 960 1280
Ireland: Irish CoffeeCoffee meets cocktail with this after-dinner drink. Irish coffee includes hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar and the crowd-pleasing whipped-cream topper. Irish coffee was actually created in Ireland in the 1940s to warm up American tourists on a cold winter’s night, and remains as popular as ever. 960 1280
Ethiopia: BunaIn Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, traditional coffee ceremonies are a distinguished part of the culture, with the brewing and serving process lasting up to 2 hours. Historically buna, as coffee is called here, was served with salt or butter instead of sugar. 960 1280
food_paradise_ss_best-buns_003_596x334The Super Fat Daddy sandwich at Munchie's in Sarasota, FL, is loaded with 6 cheeseburgers, french fries, mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, a pound of Philly steak, mushrooms, peppers and several slices of cheese. Not your average sandwich, but we'll take the goodies stuck in the middle anyway. 960 1280
food_paradise_ss_best-buns_014_596x334We think Anthony Bourdain said it best when he visited Chicago's Silver Palm restaurant and devoured a sandwich called 3 Little Pigs, topped with smoked ham, breaded pork cutlet, 2 strips of bacon and 2 fried eggs -- "A work of genius, in an evil way." 960 1280
idea_ss_great-cheese_006_596x334Cheese can be paired with just about anything. You know that saying, 'Everything's better with cheese'? Well, it's true! Check out KFC's 'Double Down' sandwich, consisting of bacon, cheese and a special sauce between 2 slabs of their original- recipe fried chicken. 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_seafood_005Did You Know? While popular for years in the north-Atlantic states, legend has it that the term "surf and turf" was first used at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
Dish 1: Surf n’ Turf Burrito
Where: Lucha Libre, 1810 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_seafood_001Did You Know? In Louisiana they’ve been harvesting shrimp for 400 years. In the 17th century local fishermen cast their nets into the Gulf to catch the first batch of prized prawns.
Dish 2: BBQ Shrimp
Where: Deanie’s, 1713 Lake Ave, Metairie, LA 70005 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_seafood_004Did You Know? In 2009, 283,015 lbs. of hogfish were caught in Florida.
Dish 3: Killer Hogfish Sandwich
Where: Hogfish Bar and Grill, 6810 Front St, Stock Island, FL 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_seafood_002Did You Know? Alligator meat is similar to pork in texture, lower in fat than chicken, and tastes amazing!
Dish 5: Alligator Ribs
Where: Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Rd, Tampa, FL 33613 960 1280