I think the Mediterranean countries are considered European unless you're including Turkey.
I think it's a dead heat between European and Asian. My tastes tend more towards European but I do like Asian and Middle Eastern/African as well.
Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, etc are Mediterranean. This is why you see a lot similarity between Greek, Turkish and Lebanese food.
I remember during the Iraq War, a Middle East expert was explaining that to understand Iraqi culture, you have to understand Mediterranean honor cultures like in Sicily. This is why before we went to a counterinsurgency posture our tactics were counter-productive. Iragis have a similar sense of honor where you have a vendetta to restore your families honor, so we were making enemies since any mistake we made was then magnified by the victim's family turned against us.
1. Asia: Sushi, Korean BBQ, pho, fried rice, Thai, curry, etc.
2. Mideast: Shawarma, falafel, hummus, kabobs, etc.
3. North American: Burgers, fried chicken, burritos/tacos, soul food
4. European: Worst in my opinion except for Italian. When I travelled Europe it was all sausages in Germany/Switzerland and ham and cheese in France. England doesn't even have a cuisine. Italy had fun and interesting food though.
Last edited by LT Ice Cream : 12-05-2012 at 07:44 PM.
There's traditional southern barbecue and soul food, as well as distinct regional food styles in areas like the Southwest, the Northeast, and California. Also Mexico has its own wide variety of food styles and traditions.
Probably Asia, but if I had to pick one country, I would have to say American. You just can't beat an American diner breakfast or southern comfort food or Thanksgiving. Those three, along with CEREAL(one of my favorite foods of all time) can go up against anything else in the world.