Cultures and countries are defined by food and many are rightly proud of their culinary heritage.
Some dishes are so iconic that they carry the name of their birthplace and, of course, they taste so much better in situ.
So if you're a serious global foodie with a checklist you're itching to tick, Lonely Planet put together a list of where to go and what to eat to start you off.
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Text courtesy of Lonely Planet.