07/05/2012 07:06 am ET Updated Sep 04, 2012

10 Foods Around The World To Try Before You Die (PHOTOS)

Sampling the local cuisine can help you make friends, understand the history, politics or religion of the place you're visiting and provide a lasting memory of your trip. Food and travel go hand in hand, and there's no better way to delve deep into a destination than to try its most famous dishes.

No matter where you go around the world, every culture puts its own spin on food, whether they're serving a slightly different version of a familiar favorite or a strange (to you) dish sure to challenge even the most adventurous eater.

From China's famous Peking duck to good old US barbecue, here are ten iconic dishes from around the world that every traveler should try at least once!

-- Viator Travel Team

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