Every year on 16 October world Food day is celebrated around the globe to mark the founding of the Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in the year 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” 

                                                                                              ― Virginia Woolf

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.” 
                                                                                           ― Oscar Wilde

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” 
        ― Mahatma Gandhi

“You can't just eat good food. You've got to talk about it too. And you've got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.” 
                                                          ― Kurt Vonnegut

This World Food Day NewsCrust Brings you 29 different dishes from 29 States of India along with some globally popular dishes of India...

1. Andhra Pradesh & Telangana: Hyderabadi Biryani

2. Arunachal Pradesh: Apong & Mung Besan Dosa

3.  Assam - Masoor Tenga & Assamese Thali 

4. Bihar - Litti Chokha

5. Chhattisgarh- Mahuwa and Bafauri 

6. Goa- Goan Fish Curry
7. Gujarat - Thepla
8. Haryana - Kadhi Pakoda

 9. Himachal Pradesh - Madra 

10. Jammu & Kashmir - Rogan Josh 

11. Jharkhand - Baigan Chop & Thekua

12. Karnataka - Bisibele Bath 

13. Kerala - Sadya 

14. Madhya Pradesh - Poha Jalebi 

15. Maharashtra - Vada Pav 

16. Manipur - Soibum Eromba 

17. Meghalaya-Jadoh with Rice 

18. Mizoram - Zu Tea 

19. Nagaland - Fermented Bamboo Shoots, Axome - Soyabean, Boiled & Fermented 

20. Odisha - Chenna Poda 

21. Punjab - Makki di Roti & Sarson ka Saag

22. Rajasthan - Dal Bati Churma 

23. Sikkim - Momos 

24. Tamil Nadu - Sappadu 

25. Tripura - Mui Borok 

26. Uttar Pradesh - Kababs 

27. Uttarakhand - Bal Mithai 

28. West Bengal - Bhapa Ilish

And then there are some Indian dishes loved around the Globe

1. Chicken Tikka Masala

2. Masala Dosa

3. Biryani

4. Butter Chicken

5. Chole Bhature

6. Panipuri & Chaat


8. Naan

9. Daal Makhani

10. Dhokla

11. Seekh Kabab

12. Malai Kofta

More About World Food day

World Food Day  was established by FAO's Member Countries at its 20th General Conference held on November 1979. The Delegation of Hungryled by the former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr. Pál Romány, played an active role at the 20th Session of the FAO Conference and it was he who suggested the idea of celebrating the World Food Day worldwide. since then the day is observed every year in more than 150 countries, raising awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger.

Every year world Food day is celebrated on a particular theme and this started from 1981. The adoption of theme started so as to highlight areas needed for action and provide a common focus.

the themes mainly revolve around agriculture because investment in agriculture along with support for education and health would change the scenario. a large amount of investment should be from private sector in which public investment would also play a major role, especially in view of its facilitating and stimulating effect on private investment.

Agriculture is the main source for the economies of the developing countries, still this sector is deprived of investment. Mainly, foreign aid to agriculture has showed bad results over the past two decades. 

  • 1981: Food comes first
  • 1982: Food comes first
  • 1983: Food security
  • 1984: Women in agriculture
  • 1985: Rural poverty
  • 1986: Fishermen and fishing communities
  • 1987: Small farmers
  • 1988: Rural youth
  • 1989: Food and the environment
  • 1990: Food for the future
  • 1991: Trees for life
  • 1992: Food and nutrition
  • 1993: Harvesting nature's diversity
  • 1994: Water for life
  • 1995: Food for all
  • 1996: Fighting hunger and malnutrition
  • 1997: Investing in food security
  • 1998: Women feed the world
  • 1999: Youth against hunger
  • 2000: A millennium free from hunger
  • 2001: Fight hunger to reduce poverty
  • 2002: Water: source of food security
  • 2003: Working together for an international alliance against hunger
  • 2004: Biodiversity for food security
  • 2005: Agriculture and intercultural dialogue
  • 2006: Investing in agriculture for food security
  • 2007: The right to food
  • 2008: World food security: the challenges of climate change and bioenergy
  • 2009: Achieving food security in times of crisis
  • 2010: United against hunger
  • 2011: Food prices - from crisis to stability
  • 2012: Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world
  • 2013: Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition
  • 2014: Family Farming: "Feeding the world, caring for the earth"
  • 2015: "Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty"
  • 2016: Climate change: "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too"
  • 2017: Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.
  • 2018: Our actions are our future

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  1. Good summary of all Indian delicious food. Anagha keep it up!!!