Food - December 21, 2023

Minas Gerais Cuisine: Globally Recognized Culinary Gem

Recently, a highly esteemed gastronomic guide, Taste Atlas, unveiled its latest list of the world’s top 30 cuisines, based on the experiences of travelers. To the delight of the people of Minas Gerais, the cuisine of this Brazilian state secured the first position in Brazil and an impressive 30th place globally, with a remarkable score of 4.36.

The international acknowledgment of Minas Gerais cuisine is not just a statement of local pride but a validation of a culinary tradition spanning generations. The American website Taste Atlas stands out for its impartiality, as reviews are based on real traveler experiences, adding an authentic touch to the achieved prestige.

What makes Minas Gerais cuisine so special? One could argue that it is the perfect fusion of tradition, fresh ingredients, and distinctive culinary techniques. The richness of flavors and the diversity of dishes, many inherited from ancient family recipes, create a unique experience that captivates even the most discerning palates.

In Brazil, Minas Gerais cuisine has surpassed state borders, solidifying itself as a true representative of the culinary wealth of the country. The second national place, awarded to Bahian cuisine, only reinforces the gastronomic diversity of Brazil.

The top spot on the global ranking was claimed by the Campania region in southern Italy, showing that Minas Gerais cuisine not only competes with the best in Brazil but is also worthy of standing alongside the most renowned culinary traditions worldwide.

This international recognition not only celebrates the mastery of Minas Gerais chefs and cooks but also highlights hospitality and the tradition of sharing the table as essential elements of this unique gastronomic experience. The world now knows what the people of Minas Gerais have known for a long time: Minas Gerais cuisine is a culinary gem that shines globally. May this news serve as an invitation for more people to explore and appreciate the richness of the Minas Gerais gastronomic treasure.

Text credits:By Journalist Flávio Bergmann

photomontage: by Vinícius Pascoal

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