Whether it's being eaten, cooked, grown, prepared, or cultivated, food is today's hottest topic. Its many facets spur our interest, arouse our passion, and provide us with pure pleasure. Regional cuisines are becoming more dynamic --even well beyond the areas where they originated. Vacations make impressions on our taste buds that are further developed at home. In addition to local delicacies, specialty markets are offering more and more international treats. Cooking classes serve as creative meeting points, market halls are becoming weekend travel destinations, and supper clubs are experiencing a growing popularity. Culinary magazines, special interest publications, and blogs are further fueling the current enthusiasm for food. Against this background, The Delicious takes readers on a mouth-watering visual journey to discover what's cooking around the world.