Culinary Arts Around the World Revealed by Chefs and Artisans

Updated on October 13, 2023 by Meg


What are culinary arts? The accepted universal definition of "culinary arts" is the preparation, cooking, plating, presentation, and service of food.

While the meaning of culinary arts encompasses the same the world over, the specific approach to culinary arts is often unique to each place.

The cuisine of an area is directly related to its ecosystem, linking culture to place. By partaking in a region’s gastronomy, whether visiting where an ingredient is sourced, made or sold, or cooking or sharing a meal, we become cultural consumers, literally.

The culinary arts are one of the most tangible and evocative cultural manifestations there is! Food appeals to all five senses--through its presentation, aroma, texture, sounds and taste. If the main ingredient in “Culture” is identity, who doesn’t consider their favorite dish to be an integral part of who they are and where they come from?

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Every country has its classic dishes and in Armenia, one of the most beloved is dolma, a family of stuffed vegetable dishes, most often wrapped in grape or cabbage leaves.

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