Presented by: Veronica Cole, Joanne Brown, Candice Torres, Vincenza Kyriakakis
The following pages contain an insight into a variety of cuisines eaten
throughout the world, focusing on four popular cuisines:
The presentation looks at what they are, some favourite dishes, celebrity
chefs that favour each cuisine and the countries they are popular in.
Each cuisine has been researched using highly credible resources.
Throughout the presentation each resource has been assessed by detecting
accuracy: if the site is free from errors, authority: who authored the site and
if their contact information is available, objectivity: the purpose of the site,
currency: wether the information is up to date and coverage: the depth of the
information (Metzger, 2007).
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Soups can be a trouble free meal
addition to ensure that the family gets all the
vegetables and nutrition.
Studies have shown that when a low
calorie vegetable soup is eaten it consumes up
to 20% less calories so the effect of this would
be a more filling feeling as we eat less and gain
more of the minerals and nutrients which help
with the digestive tract and ensure that we get
important key elements we need each and
everyday. Homemade soups are the best
alternatives as you are able to control the
amount of vegetables that is used as well as
choosing to reduce salt and few other additives.
Our celebrity chefs that specialise
in the soup recipes are Nigella Lawson, with
Thai Chicken soup, (Lawson, 2014), Jamie
Oliver, Pumpkin soup (Oliver, 2002) and of
course our recent popular chef George
Calombaris with his version of Egg and Lemon
soup (Avgolemono) (Calombaris, 2013).
Thai Chicken Soup as well as
the Greek Lemon Soup has been used as a
medical remedy as it clears congestion and
provides the body with necessary
hydration. Pumpkin soup has all the vitamin
and minerals necessary for keeping in good
health as well as keeping you full.
In addition to eating healthy soups,
many people choose a Vegetarian lifestyle due
to the various health benefits. However, it can
have negative impacts if not done correctly.
Let’s explore some advantages and
disadvantages. Being a Vegetarian can lower
effort to the body during digestion, and
decrease the intake of toxins. It can decrease
the risk of colon cancer, high cholesterol,
hypertension and stroke, and diabetes. Lastly,
fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants which
help fight cancer, and prevent early aging
(Vegetarian Benefits, Benefits, 2014). Some
disadvantages include protein deficiency,
anemia, and lower intake of Omega3, Calcium
and Vitamin D (Vegetarian Benefits,
Vegetarianism is promoted by the
following famous chefs, Jason Wrobel (Jason
Wrobel, Celebrity Chef, 2014), Chloe
Coscarelli (Chloe Coscarelli, Chef Chloe,
2013), and Tal Ronnen (The Kind of Life, The
Kind 101, 2013).
Vegetarianism is popular in the
following countries, the UK, India, and
Thailand (Skyscanner, Top 5 Vegetarian
Friendly Countries and Top 5 Countries for
Carnivores, 2013). Many popular Vegetarian
dishes might include, Lentil-Barley Burgers
with Fiery Fruit, Vegetable “Meat” Loaf, and
Fall Vegetable Curry (Cooking Light, 25 Best
Vegetarian Recipes, 2014). If done right, the
Vegetarian lifestyle can be rewarding, and
We now move on to exploring
desserts. Desserts are seen to have positive and
negative effects. Basil Phillips (2014)
discusses how it may be seen as a positive
reward for a child to receive if their meal is
finished however it could be negatively
impacting their view on healthy
eating. Desserts are delicious and are looked at
with desire by most; however they are an
unhealthy food. Or are they? The key is to
find healthy alternatives such as yoghurt and
There are many dessert dishes. One
popular dish is ice-cream. Ice-cream was said
to have originated from the Chinese as early as
3000BC, Olver (2014). Ice-cream is a frozen
dairy dessert that is easily altered with nuts,
chocolate chips, sprinkles, flavoured syrups or
used as a side dish to an apple pie or to top a
bowl of fruit salad. President Ronald Reagen
even designated the month of July to ice-cream,
IDFA (2014). Other delicious dishes include
Trifle or Pavlova (Taste.com.au, 2014).
Famous celebrity chefs include Martha
Stewart (Stewart, 2014), Sandra Lee (BIO,
2013) and Jacques Torres (Mrchocolate.com,
2011). Many dishes are popular within different
countries including: Australia’s chocolate
crackles, Italy’s Tiramisu and France’s Crème
Brule, (Taste.com.au, 2014).
As for gluten free diets, they are
becoming extremely popular around the world
for many reasons. However, it is important to
understand the pros and cons of gluten free as it
isn’t always a healthier option. For sufferers of
celiac disease or gluten intolerance, going
without gluten can help reverse damage and
inflammation of the intestines (Barry, 2011).
Or, if you are avoiding gluten for health
benefits it can still encourage you to eat less
processed foods, which is always a positive. On
the other hand, your weight could fluctuate due
to greater fat and sugar levels, and lower
nutritional value in gluten free products (Barry,
2011). It would be recommended to see a
health professional prior, to starting a gluten
There are many gluten free chefs
around the world, but two celebrity chefs most
people are familiar with are Janella Purcell,
from tv show Good Chef, Bad Chef and
American cookbook author, Rocco Dispirito.
Both have produced many gluten free dishes,
some of the more well-known ones are Gluten
Free Brownie Cupcakes (Dispirito, 2014),
Coconut fudge balls and Pumpkin Hummas
(Purcell, 2011). Due to the growing number of
westerners following chefs such as these,
following a gluten free diet can easily be done
in countries such as Australia, Canada and the
USA (Broussard 2012).
We are blessed to live in a multicultural society that allows us
the freedom to choose from the many cuisines around the globe.
Whether you follow one specific diet, or eat a combination of
your favourite cuisines, the best thing about food is that there is
always another dish to try. In the words of food critic and author
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, "A new dish matters more to
human happiness than the discovery of a star” (Brillat-Savarin &
Fisher, 2009 p. 8). Our advice; enjoy a healthy well rounded diet
and never stop searching for your next favourite dish!
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