The cuisine is a specialized form of cooking normally characterized by a set of recipes, methods and ingredients, and typically associated with a certain geographical region or cultural community. Regional cuisine, local customs and traditional ingredients are usually blended to make dishes completely different from a single area. Regional cuisines are widespread throughout the world and cooking styles often reflect the local conditions of that area. Some cuisines have their origins in various parts of the world but are popular in different areas due to the availability of resources such as land, weather and climate. Others on the other hand, were invented in a particular area and later spread to other areas with varying degrees of success.
North America, for example, has a diverse cuisine with an enormous range of regional variation. The most popular American cuisine is burgers topped with fries and served on the bun, while in Canada, a Canadian burger is more like a sandwich with the patty made from Canadian ingredients. In the United Kingdom, a hearty British curry is more akin to a stew than a curry, while the Indian cuisine of India is marked by spicy, colourful and easily digestible foods such as samosas and pakoras. South America’s popular spicy fruit and vegetable cuisine, known as “Cajete” can be served with smoothies made from fruit juices while in Central America, food prepared using various Chiles is warm, spicy and very hot in nature.
The food preparations in micro cuisine are usually very small in size and are more suited for cooking by one person at a time. Examples of micro cuisines include Vietnamese pho, Greek tzatziki and Pakistani puli. Micro cuisines are also known to consist of small portions of food and they are cooked in very little time. They have become extremely popular in kitchens all over Europe as well as in the United States and can be found in homes in both developed and developing countries.
This type of cuisine has gained popularity in the Western world in the last few decades because of the wide-ranging use of new technologies. One such example is the development of the microwave oven which allows cooking practices to be carried out at a much faster rate, resulting in more delicate ingredients being exposed to the heat. Many micro cuisines are based on quick preparation and this makes them suitable for those who do not have a great deal of time. Many micro cuisines use ingredients and cooking practices that are based on traditional methods of preparing dishes and this is what sets them apart from their counterparts.
A main article of the cuisine is the main dishes used. In many of the Eastern cuisines, this would often be a vegetarian or vegan meal. Western cuisines on the other hand, focus on meat and potatoes as the main ingredient. As an example, burgers are a main article of cuisine in the United Kingdom and in many parts of the United States and some places in Europe while the Dutch focus on roasts and sausages. The main difference between the two is that in the UK, the vegetarians and vegans are able to enjoy dishes such as bacon but in the US the only animal product you can get is hamburger.
One main reason why Spanish cuisine is popular in New Zealand is the wide variety of food available. There are vast varieties of foods including fruit, vegetables, meats, fish and seafood among other things. It is also common for the dishes to be cooked in a plethora of different styles. This is further enhanced by the number of chefs who work in restaurants and hotels. Some Spanish cuisine has even been introduced from abroad and this has helped to broaden the varieties available.