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Daistallian Cuisine

Food is often viewed by as central to the Daistallian national identity, a unifying cultural thread, and a national pastime, or even obsession. Food is a constant topic of conversation. While there are some religious or cultural dietary strictures, most people from different communities eat together happily, tending to be mindful of other culture's strictures and choosing foods that are acceptable to all. Daistallian cuisine generally is seen as an attraction for tourists. The multiculturalism of local food, the ready availability of international cuisine, and the wide range in prices to fit all budgets at all times of the day and year creates a "food paradise".

Daistallian cuisine is extraordinarily varied and ethnically diverse. This phenomenon makes the cuisine of Daistallia significantly rich and a cultural attraction. Regular everyday Daistallian food is very healthy, nourishing, practical and very tasty. Overall, the cuisine a blend of the cuisines of South East Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, and Southern German and Swiss-German cuisines, with strong influances from the Carribean and US Gulf Coast.

Most of the prepared food bought outside home is eaten at "hawker courts", rather than at actual restaurants. Hawker courts are open-air complexes in housing many stalls that sell a variety of inexpensive food. They are typically near public areas such as housing estates or transport hubs. Hawker courts als include indoor, air conditioned versions of hawker centres located in shopping malls and other commercial venues. Hawker courts are relatively abundant which leads to low prices; hence, encouraging a large consumer base.

Daistallian cuisine includes a wide variety of meats, vegetables, grains, seafoods, and fruits, which are available all year round. Bread and pasta dishes are also important staples. The food is usually quite spicy. Common spices include garlic, chili peppers, mint, cilantro, cardomen, cumin, nutmeg, black pepper, saffron, sage, cloves, cinnamon, and lemon grass. Ther are a wide variety of common . Of particular note is the Daistallian Naga. This is the hottest chili pepper recorded, and measures 1.02 million SHUs.

Depending on the food, people utilize chopsticks and spoons; knife, fork, and spoon; tongs; or their hands. One never touches food with the left hand as it is considered dirty and thus taboo.

Generally, breakfast is generally eaten between 6:00 and 8:00 am. The main meal is lunch, eaten around noon or 1:00. Dinner is eaten around 7:00 or 8:00 in the evening. Most westernerners use chopsticks, spoons, or their hands, depending on the food. The first meal of the day in the west consist of a breakfast of rice, musli, oatmeal, or barley porridge; vegetables; and pickled vegetables, and is often served with cream, cheese, or yogurt. Lunch is usually rice or bread, with pickled vegetables and a small bit of meat or fish. Alternately a light sandwich or pasta dish, may be had at lunch. The evening meal usually consists of numerous small dishes and rice, bread or pasta, and is often heavy, with lots of meat.

The national dish of Daistallia 2104 is Kae Map. Kae Map is a very spicy curry-like dish of tofu and shredded meat in a very, very spicy sauce. Desserts are often sweet and sugary. Chocolate and ice cream are very popular. Tea, schnapps (especially the chilli schnapps), barley/potato vodka, are common beverages, as is beer. However, there are numerous fine wines to be had. The smokey full bodied red wines of the Central and Eastern Uplands are particularly recomended. The national alcoholic drink is Chili Pepper Schnapps. For non-alcoholic drinks, most Daistallians prefer a local form of tea, usually served with butter and salt.dairy and beef products.

Trout is a major food stuff. It is usually served smoked or in a delectable cheese sauce. Bread, potatoes, and pastas are very common. Bread is often of a flat nan or tortilla style. Beef or pork sausages and pates are common. Mutton, Lish, Lam, and goat are also eaten, especially barbequed. Lish blood pudding is a unique local specialty.

"Kaupferthaim" coffee houses are commonly found in almost all residential areas and business districts. They are an aggregate of small stalls or shops, reminiscent of a small hawker court. Typically, a drinks stall selling coffee, tea, soft drinks, and other beverages is central. There are other independent stalls offering various light breakfast dishes. Da