World Taste Atlas ranks Greek Cuisine number 2 in the world, again

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The World Taste Atlas has ranked Greece in second position among the world’s 50 best cuisines for the second consecutive year, with Italy placed again Number #1 and Spain #3.

According to the publication, each country’s rating is obtained by the users average rating of the 30 best dishes, beverages and food products in that country. Countries that are not on the list do not have enough items rated.

ITALIAN #1
BEST DISHES
Focaccia Barese, Gnocco fritto, Linguine all’astice

BEST PRODUCTS

GREEK #2
BEST DISHES
Hortopita, Antikristo, Païdakia

BEST PRODUCTS
SPANISH  #3
BEST DISHES
FRENCH #5

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TasteAtlas is an experiential travel guide to traditional food that collates authentic recipes, food critic reviews, and research articles about popular ingredients and dishes.  Describing itself as “a world atlas of traditional dishes, local ingredients, and authentic restaurants”, it features an interactive global food map with dish icons shown in their respective regions and purportedly contains nearly 10,000 dishes, drinks, and ingredients, as well as 9,000 restaurants.

Founded in 2015 by Croatian journalist and entrepreneur Matija Babić, it took more than three years of research and development before the project launched in late 2018.[9] The site was still in the MVP phase in early 2018 with about 5,000 dishes included.  It received an honorable mention in 2018 Awwwards.

Reportedly, the company does not intend to compete with the likes of Michelin guide or Tripadvisor, as it sees its niche between haute cuisine recommendations of the former and popular tourist places of the latter, none of which focus on traditional dishes. The site uses reviews and recommendations from gastronomy professionals and critics reviews instead of user-generated content, citing trustworthiness as the main reason. It is a recommended curriculum resource in several education systems, such as in Ireland  and Kansas.

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