Origin: Denmark, Norway
Key ingredients: Fish, fresh herbs
Flavor: Subtle, herbal, salty

It may seem odd to include Scandanavian food on this list, considering how popular the cusine has become in recent years among the culinary elite. René Redzepi, owner of Danish restaurant Noma, is arguably the most lauded chef in the world right now. Still, not everyone can travel to Copenhagen for a dinner and the food has yet to filter down to more approachable mediums.