Coffee Culture Around the World

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

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Ning Xia Market in Taipei

Ning Xia Market in Taipei

This goose is cooked and ready for sale at the Ning Xia Market in Taipei. 960 1280

  

Ning Xia Market of Taipei

Ning Xia Market of Taipei

Food guide Theresa Lin shows off the plump oysters in the popular oyster omelet at the Ning Xia Market of Taipei. 960 1280

  

The Chiang Kai Shek memorial

The Chiang Kai Shek memorial

The Chiang Kai Shek memorial sits in the heart of modern Taipei, Taiwan. 960 1280

  

Sweet tofu with cold beans

Sweet tofu with cold beans

Sweet tofu with cold beans and pumpkin make for a popular and healthy dish in Taipei. 960 1280

  

Ning Xia Market in Taipei

Ning Xia Market in Taipei

Chinese pancakes filled with cream or bean paste are a popular street eat at the Ning Xia Market in Taipei. 960 1280

  

Seoul food guide James Yoo

Seoul food guide James Yoo

Seoul food guide James Yoo shows off the snails he's about to eat on the streets of Myeongdong. 960 1280

  

Balinese chilies

Balinese chilies

Balinese chilies are a key ingredient in sambal, a popular sauce served with most street eats. 960 1280

  

A street eat stand in Ubud, Bali

A street eat stand in Ubud, Bali

This street eat stand in Ubud, Bali, sells as many as 6 roasted pigs each day. 960 1280

  

Jimbaron Beach in Bali

Jimbaron Beach in Bali

At Jimbaron Beach in Bali, buy your fish from the fishermen and locals will grill it for you, each adding their own special spicy sauce. 960 1280

  

The terraced rice fields of central Bali

The terraced rice fields of central Bali

The terraced rice fields of central Bali are one of the island's most alluring sights. 960 1280

  

A street vendor in Delhi

A street vendor in Delhi

A street vendor in Delhi makes jalebi, a sweet dough fried in oil. 960 1280

  

A Tibetan immigrant in Delhi, India

A Tibetan immigrant in Delhi, India

A Tibetan immigrant has her daily bowl of fresh noodles on the streets of Delhi, India. 960 1280

  

Chandni Chwok in Delhi

Chandni Chwok in Delhi

Amazing street eats can be found in the narrow alleys of Chandni Chwok in Delhi. 960 1280

  

Singapore street eats

Singapore street eats

Singapore street eats are more than simple snacks; they’re delicious whole meals that can be bought for under $5. 960 1280

  

Shaved ice topped with green tea

Shaved ice topped with green tea

Shaved ice topped with green tea and red beans is a cool and refreshing treat during the hot summer days in Kyoto, Japan. 960 1280

  

Kiyomizudera Temple

Kiyomizudera Temple

One of Kyoto's most iconic locations, the Kiyomizudera Temple, sits in the lush hills above this ancient city. 960 1280

  

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Cinnamon and lots of icing make these sticky cinnamon buns a treat morning, noon or night. 960 1280

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The original buns -- freshly-baked hot cross buns served hot with raisins baked inside. 960 1280

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Moving away from sticky and into the classics stuck between buns, we first start with Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe. First opened in 1922 in Naugatuck, CT, by 3 Italian brothers, Nardelli's serves authentic Italian meat sandwiches. 960 1280

  

One more classic from Nardelli's -- a meatball sub. Mmm. 960 1280

  

The Vortex in Atlanta, GA, opened its doors in 1992. Each burger is a work of art. One specialty burger, called the Elvis Burger, is served with peanut butter, bacon and banana. 960 1280

  

The 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

  

Juicy cuts of pastrami meat for the best sandwiches can't be purchased just anywhere. Next time you're in New York City, stop on over at Katz's Delicatessen and 2nd Ave Deli for some of the best. 960 1280

  

New Englanders are proud of their lobster rolls and 2 restaurants in Kennebunkport, ME, claim to be the best -- The Clam Shack and Alisson's Restaurant. Next time you're in Maine, taste them both and see for yourself. 960 1280

  

Open 24 hours a day, the 75-year-old Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh, PA, serves 20 different sandwiches. All their sandwiches are prepared on Italian bread with their special addition -- french fries. 960 1280

  

Do you know who created the first Coney Island hot dog? Perhaps the winner of this war will never be determined, but the hot dogs at American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit, MI, are delicious. 960 1280

  

In St. Louis, MO, the Iron Barley's Monte Cristo hot dog is served with 2 filleted Chicago-red hot dogs grilled with strawberry jam and melted cheese. 960 1280

  

GCS Ballpark in Sauget, IL, has a burger that surpasses all the others and is dubbed Baseball's Best Burger. A burger topped with bacon and cheddar cheese, served between 2 Krispy Kreme doughnut halves -- What's not to love? 960 1280

  

John Ascuaga's Nugget and The (Little) Nugget in Reno, NV, both claim to have the best Awful, Awful Burger. You be the judge. 960 1280

  

We 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

  

The Cherry Cricket in Denver, CO, gives its customers the choice of 21 different delicious patties. If their selection doesn't suit you, simply build your own, like this triple-decker cheeseburger. Delicious! 960 1280

  

hobie cat

hobie cat

Hit the beach. There are more than 70 miles of beach to explore in Barbados with no shortage of water sports. Snorkel with sea turtles, go jet-skiing, kayak or just drift away on a small hobie cat. 960 1280

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Barbados Sunset

Barbados Sunset

See the sunset from your beach chair. Like any other Caribbean island, Bajan sunsets are spectacular. 960 1280

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flying fish

flying fish

Taste the flying fish. It's the national dish of Barbados and some of the best is at the Oistin's Fish Fry, held every Friday night in Christ Church Parrish. Stop by Pat's, they’re known for its fried and grilled flying fish platters. 960 1280

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Chef Marcus Samuelsson

See a celebrity chef. If you've come for the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival, you'll enjoy many celebrity chef sightings. Go to a cooking demonstration from a culinary great like Marcus Samuelsson. 960 1280

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Chef Ming Tsai

Chef Ming Tsai

Sample top chef cuisine. One of the highlights of the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival is Ambrosia, where world-renown chefs like Ming Tsai serve up their best for foodie fans. 960 1280

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Mount Gay Rum

Mount Gay Rum

Drink rum. Barbados is the home of Mount Gay Rum, the world's oldest rum, dating back to 1703. The distillery's visitor center tour in Bridgetown features various label tastings. 960 1280

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Reggae Lounge Graffiti

Reggae Lounge Graffiti

Party in St. Lawrence Gap. This is the street where tourists and locals go to party. Check out the Reggae Lounge for hip-hop, reggae and soca, or head to McBride's for pop and '80s tunes. 960 1280

  

St. James Anglican Parrish Church

St. James Anglican Parrish Church

Visit the oldest church in Barbados. The St. James Anglican Parrish Church in St. James Parrish was started in 1628 by the British settlers. Many of those early settlers were buried here due to a small pox epidemic. 960 1280

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St. James Parrish

St. James Parrish

Learn about the island culture. Each parrish or borough in Barbados is named for its church, which explains why St. James Parrish Church is in St. James Parrish. 960 1280

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Barbados North Point

Barbados North Point

Take in the island's natural beauty. Find a friendly, local taxi driver or rent a car to drive around the coast of Barbados. Be careful, they drive on the left side of the road here. North Point, on the northernmost tip of the island in St. Lucy Parrish, features plunging views of the Caribbean. 960 1280

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Cherry Tree Hill

Cherry Tree Hill

See a sleeping giant. Drive to Cherry Tree Hill on the way to the east coast to view the Bajan mountains also known as the "Sleeping Giant." If you look closely, you'll see the giant's head point to the ocean with his mouth open and his belly pointing inland. 960 1280

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Bathesheba

Bathesheba

Go to Bathesheba and hang 10 with the surfers. Bathesheba is a surfer’s paradise. It’s a natural wonder with its crashing waves and odd protruding, limestone rock formations. 960 1280

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Harrison's Cave

Harrison's Cave

Explore Harrison's Cave, a new eco-tourism destination in St. Thomas Parrish. Take a tram ride deep into its limestone core to see stunning stalagmite and stalactite formations. 960 1280

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Monkey crossing the road

Monkey crossing the road

See monkeys cross the road. Why do they cross the road? In this case, to eat a piece of fruit on the side of the road. The green monkeys look more greyish-brown than green, and they’ve been spotted on resorts across the island. 960 1280

Robin Bennefield  

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