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10 awesome food museums around the world

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For hardcore foodies who love nothing more than sampling delicacies when visiting foreign lands, a visit to a food museum is a fine way to gain appreciation of local cuisine.

These are some the world’s best food museums to check out:

1. Colman’s Mustard Shop and Museum, Norwich, UK150227115327-colmans-mustard-shop

Colman’s Mustard first edged into fame in 1901, but the shop didn’t open until 1973. The adjoining museum offers a fascinating insight into the brand and its history.

2. Frietmuseum, Bruges, Belgiumfrietmuseum-exlarge-169

Despite the name, French fries are claimed as a Belgian invention. This Bruges-based exhibition explores the history of the famed fried dish, offering lots of opportunities to try them yourself.

3.Udon Museum, Kyoto, Japanudon-museum-kyoto5-c-udon-museum-kyoto-exlarge-169

Each region in Japan has its own version of udon noodles. The museum highlights 35 of them.

4. Dutch Cheese Museum, Alkmaar, Netherlandsakmaar-cheese2-c-holland-tourist-board-exlarge-169

Gouda, Edam, Leerdammer, Leyden, Maaslander, Maasdam. They’re not just cities in the Netherlands, they’re different types of cheese — all of which can be learned about at the Dutch museum.

5. York’s Chocolate Story, York Englandyorks-chocolate-story2-c-yorks-chocolate-story-exlarge-169

This city of York was built on chocolate. At York’s Chocolate Story Factory Zone, it’s possible to watch chocolate mastiers in action before the all-important taste test.

6. Currywurst Museum, Berlin

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A highlight of the museum: ketchup bottle-shaped telephones allow you to listen to songs about currywurst. Go ahead, sing along. You know you want to.

7. Kimchi Museum, Seoul

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The museum -like the nation- takes kimchi seriously. There’s even a library fillerd with reference books and academic papers dedicated to the pickeld product.

8. Southern Food and Beverage Museum, New Orleans food-museum-southern-new-orleans-exlarge-169

You can expect a Deep South welcome at this museum. Visitors are allowed to eat and drink while touring the exhibits, which are focused on the cultures and traditions behind Southern cuisine.

9. Canadian Potato Museum, Prince Edward Island, Canadafood-museum-potato-exlarge

Highlights at this tribute to the spud include the world’s largest exhibition of potato-related farm machinery and the world’s largest potato sculpture.

10. Museum of Olive Oil Production, Lesvos, Greeceolive-oil-museum2-c-jaep-kees-reitsma

Housed in a beautiful stone building, this museum dedicated to Greece’s olive oil industry will teach you about everything from tree cultivation to the machinary used to crush pulp and separate the oil from water.

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Source: CNN.com

Written by: New Generation Radio

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