Christopher Columbus' travel food was a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand: sailors' hardtack. On the other: the delicious spices and fresh vegetables of the New World. What are five things Columbus would have eaten on the journey?
If your exuberance for raw oysters, black coffee and moldy cheese makes your friends gag, then you've acquired a taste they haven't yet learned to like. Which foods don't make the best first impression?
Today, there are vast culinary realms to explore, and the route is as clear as your Internet connection. We've got five foods you should give a chance -- some you might recognize, some you might read about for the first time, others could have you holding your nose.
Where can you find the world's best pasta? The obvious answer is Italy, where the food staple originated. But did the Italians take a culinary cue from the Chinese? Were Marco Polo and Kublai Khan swapping recipes in the 13th century?
Different nations and cultures have their own warming, nostalgia-inducing comfort food classics. Grilled cheese and tomato soup are typical American staples -- what are some other well-loved comfort foods from around the world?