Many Chowhounders it seems are quite the *cosmopolitan*. What five countries do you cook most? (Other than the United States of America!)
My five countries that I cook most:
Italy. A lovely country with lots of culture and good food. In Tuscany and Rome and then further South the food is delicious with olive oil. In the North part its much more butter but still it' good.
India. To be honest India is not my favorite country and I dont recommend it. But the food is *the best* especially for the use of spices! Maybe you can say India is the best *only* for the use of spices. But no country has more delicious food than India because the spices are deliciious. It takes a long time to cook India. Sometimes I am too busy *studying* to cook India.
China. China is a *rough and real* country with *down to earth* people and the *Great Wall of China* which is very steep! China has many different food regions including but not limited to Shanghai, Sichuan, Hunan, and Gwongdong, and the food is varied and delicious. Also China is easy to cook!
Mexico. I love the *Mexicana* people and there goodness. Mexico food is delicious and also it has a lot of complexity and variety.
Thailand. Thailand is "unusual" and do not criticise the King! But the food is so complex and serious and unique and, furthermore, it has good variety.
One last comment please so there is no misundersatnding. My two favorites foods in the world are French food and Japan food. I dont cook these foods because I cant make them great. Personality wise, I strive for greatness in everything I do!