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MyCityCuisine.org is a Wiki project created to provide a free, reliable and up-to-date guide to the most original and tasty local dishes from different countries around the world. The targeted audience of MyCityCuisine is the ordinary visitor/tourist/traveler, who is curious about the local cuisine in a foreign country. MyCityCuisine is not a recipe website, so the dish articles only need to include enough basic information about a dish for users to make an intelligent decision on whether they want to try it or not.
How To Contribute
At the heart of this project are food lovers from around the world. You can contribute to this project in the following ways:
- Write a new dish description
- Expand an existing dish description
- Correct mistakes in an existing dish description
- Suggest a new dish to be included
- Upload a new dish photo
Keep a watchful eye:
- Report vandalized pages
- Report inappropriate photos
- Report broken links
Improve the grammar and spelling:
- Many of the dish descriptions on this site are written by contributors whose native language is not English, so the grammar and spelling sometimes requires editing.
Which Dishes To Add
MyCityCuisine.org features authentic and traditional cuisine, representative of local cities around the world.
Dishes to be featured on this site should meet the following criteria:
- Dishes widely consumed by locals and generally considered local dishes, even though they may have originated from another region.
- Dishes that are widely available in the city under which they are featured.
NOTE: Dishes do not have to be unique to a city. It is alright if the same dish appears in multiple cities.
We make every effort to include the following dishes on this site:
- Well-known regional/national dishes.
- Dishes that originated from the region, which are still consumed by locals today.
Dishes that should not be included:
- Fast food from international chain restaurants such as McDonalds, Pizza Hut, etc...
- Foreign dishes, even if popular among locals (i.e. Chinese food in San Francisco or Italian food in New York).
- Dishes based on personal recipes, as they are not commonly found in the city.
- Uncommon dishes that are difficult for visitors to find.
Dish Description Guidelines
It is important to emphasize that the dish description is intended for visitors who are interested in tasting local food, not for someone who wants to cook it at home. The description should consist of the following components:
- The main ingredients that go into the dish (not a complete ingredient list).
- An overview of how the dish is cooked, without getting into step-by-step cooking instructions.
- The unique taste, flavor or texture of the dish, if the information is available.
- Distinctive characteristics that make the dish special, such as:
- Unusual ingredients.
- Special way of serving the dish.
- Unique or uncommon cooking method.
- The popularity of the dish (i.e. if it is well-known regionally or internationally).,
- Any interesting history or story o associated with the dish.
Things that should be avoided in the description include:
- Writing the description as a recipe.
- An extensive description of the history or origin of the dish.
- An extensive description of the health or nutritional benefits of the dish.
To begin contributing, please click here.