Regional cuisine

Regional cuisine is cuisine based upon national, state or local regions.[1] Regional cuisines may vary based upon food availability and trade, varying climates, cooking traditions and practices, and cultural differences.[2] One noteworthy definition is based upon traditional cuisine: "A traditional cuisine is a coherent tradition of food preparation that rises from the daily lives and kitchens of a people over an extended period in a specific region of a country, or a specific country, and which, when localized, has notable distinctions from the cuisine of the country as a whole."[2] Regional food preparation traditions, customs and ingredients often combine to create dishes unique to a particular region.[3] Regional cuisines are often named after the geographic areas or regions that they originate from.[2]

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  1. "Region." (Definition). Merriam-Webster dictionary. Accessed June 2011.
  2. 1 2 3 "The American Food Revolutions: Cuisines in America." Accessed June 2011.
  3. "Rediscover the flavors and traditions of true American cuisine!" Accessed June 2011.
  4. Public House; Subscription Required. Retrieved 03-07-08.
  5. Cronin, Michael; O'Connor, Barbara (2003). Barbara O'Connor, ed. Irish Tourism: image, culture, and identity. Tourism and Cultural Change. 1. Channel View Publications. p. 83. ISBN 978-1-873150-53-5.
  6. "Find Your Local! - All about Scottish Pubs." Accessed July 2011.
  7. (Australian) "Drinking etiquette." Convict Creations. Retrieved 24-04-11.
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