There are at least 30 types of Indian cuisine that are very distinct. Duck, chicken, and even water buffalo are common meats in most of the country. Goan cuisine is influenced by both Hindi culture and 400 years of Portuguese colonialism. Szechuan peppers numb the mouth in a weird, unexpected way. Japanese food tends to be light and easy on the stomach, so you don’t walk away from a meal waddling like an overstuffed duck. Real Mexican tacos are made of soft corn tortillas, not the crunchy variety or white flour. French soups are unquestionably the best in the world, and they bake a pretty mean croissant. Jamón Iberico, made from a black breed of pigs fed an exclusive diet of acorns, is expensive, but well worth the cost.