My Top 30 Meals Around the World, Part I

Food and culture go hand in hand. In my quest to discover the cultures of the world, I have found the greatest hints to be scattered across plates, kneaded into dough, and embedded in a smile and a heavily accented word. Across my travels, I have fallen in love with food – from the delicate grace of a plate handcrafted by a Michelin Star chef to the hearty love of a simple and generous pasta whipped up by a grandfatherly Italian. The following list details the first ten restaurants in my list of the top 30 meals that I have encountered. Read more at