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What is the best cuisine in the whole world? The world ranking – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

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If you have doubts about what is the best cuisine in the whole world, calm down. Italian cuisine was once again crowned as first among best cuisines in the world. The verdict is out Taste Atlas Awards 2023/24, the ranking of the rankings published periodically by the portal specializing in food, wine and destinations. For this “annual ranking”, always curious and therefore eagerly awaited, he asked his followers to express their preference between 50 of the top dishes from each countryand then added the votes for the final score of each typical cuisine.

What is the best cuisine in the whole world?

What made us reach the top was the Pizzaand to be precise Neapolitan pizza. In the Taste Atlas ranking, in fact, Italy and Japan recorded the same average rating (4.65) but the votes earned by our most famous dish were decisive in helping us achieve a higher score overall. Japan therefore follows us in second place. Third, however, for the Greece.

The best cuisines in the world (and the worst)

Following in the top ten are Portugal, China, Indonesia, Mexico, France, Spain and Peru. The last places, however, according to Taste Atlas users are Dominican Republic, Wales and Ghana, at positions 98, 99 and 100 respectively. Surprised? If not for this, perhaps for other positions: US cuisine, for example, is in sixteenth place, ahead of Thai cuisine. And Cypriot cuisine, in many ways similar to the Greek one which is on the podium, is only in place 88.

The best dishes in the world

Evidently the popularity of the recipes (and therefore of a certain cuisine) was decisive in attracting votes. In fact, at the top of the top 100 dishes of the Taste Atlas Awards is the very popular Picanha: cut of Brazilian beef traditionally grilled and served as a cut. It is followed by the Roti canai, bread similar to focaccia in consistency, typical of various South East Asian countries and inevitable in restaurants serving oriental cuisine (which however the classification indicates only as “Malaysian”). Third place, another must for lovers of ethnic cuisine: phad kaphrao, which is a Thai preparation based on pork and green beans served with rice. There Pizza, which earned us the victory, is instead in fourth place.

The best Italian dishes

She is not alone, because in the top 100 of the best dishes in the world by Taste Atlas there are 13 Italian recipes: a confirmation of the fact that our cuisine is very widespread and popular in the world, especially in its more classic versions. In place 11 of the top 100 are tagliatelle with wild boar, at 31 the focaccia di Recco, and then the Genoese, the Neapolitan parmigiana, the Bolognese ragù, the linguine with seafood, the carbonara, the Bolognese lasagne, the mushroom risotto porcini mushrooms, mixed fried food and Florentine steak.

The best Italian cheeses

We also won with cheese: among the over 1300 cataloged and over 24 thousand votes, the Parmigiano Reggiano was reconfirmed as the best in the world again this year. It is followed by two other Italian cheeses viz buffalo mozzarella and stracchino.

The best Italian cities to eat in

Finally, no doubt: we are first in the list of the best cities in the world to eat inAnd. Rome, Bologna and Naples occupy the podium, recommended by Taste Atlas users, respectively for pizza by the slice and pasta carbonara, tagliatelle and tortellini and yes, of course, pizza. But also puff pastries.

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Giuseppe Verdi and the “exquisite soup”: our recipe from 1929 – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay


Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi, this year’s season of the Teatro alla Scala opens with this title. Composed in 1867, it is a mature work by the master from Roncole di Busseto, preceding Aida by four years, a certainly more popular title.

To celebrate this important annual event we offer you a recipe published in the first issue of The Italian kitchen published in December 1929.

At the bottom of the first column of page two, the recipe book of the time opens, which begins with the chapter «Soups and equivalent foods. Among these is the recipe for a tasty soup favored by maestro Giuseppe Verdi. Lover of good food and precious ingredients, he was very attentive to the lands around the villa of Sant’Agata. Here he spends much of the year taking care of it with expertise, studying and introducing improvements, such as the construction of an ice house to store foodstuffs, not only those produced in the farm, but also those brought in from other parts of Italy. .

Giuseppe Verdi sitting in the center, surrounded by some friends in his home in Montecatini.

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We cooked this soup following the original 1929 recipe that we report here

Giuseppe Verdi’s exquisite soup

Giuseppe Verdi was especially pleased with this soup, and it was often served in the Palazzo Doria in Genoa, or in the Villa of Sant’Agata.

Cook a kilo of potatoes with salt; then peel them, crush them in a mortar, or crush them with the back of a saucer. Reduce to a paste, add 75 grams of butter, a spoonful of flour, grated parmesan, 6 egg yolks. Shake everything until it combines into a homogeneous mixture: then form lots of balls and fry them in a pan with oil. When they are fried, keep them in scrap paper, so that they release all the oil, and then put them in a pan. Pour over a good broth, especially chicken, or turkey if you have any, and a little gravy.

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