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Sri Lanka: Culinary island paradise

Falstaff"The most beautiful island in the world" – that's what Marco Polo is said to have called Sri Lanka at one time. The natural jewel south of India is also unique from a culinary point of view.

The Pettah Market in the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, doesn't exactly look like a jewel from a distance: the background noise and air quality are determined by the heavy traffic, which often consists of a wild jumble of cars, tuk-tuks, pedestrians and cyclists on narrow streets space exists. But once you have worked your way through the crowds into the market and then to the food area, you will be rewarded even more richly. Sri Lanka owes it to its warm, humid climate that a large number of exotic plants can grow here and fruit can ripen to perfection, which makes visiting the markets a real treat from both a visual and olfactory point of view: the abundance of fruit, vegetables and spices stunning.

Mirissa Beach is one of the most famous on the island. Oruwas, the traditional fishing boats in Sri Lanka, are still used today.

However, not only the climate and the resulting diversity of species characterize the cuisine of Sri Lanka. In earlier times, the island was an important junction of the Silk Road, and it also has a long and turbulent history of various conquests and occupations. Today the country has long been independent, but Portuguese, Arabic, Indian, Dutch and Southeast Asian influences are clearly noticeable in the country's cuisine.

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