Regular readers will know we love to write about food. We love to celebrate the good stuff and lambast the bad.

But there’s a debate we’ve avoided, if only to save computer screens the world over from the liters of spittle that will fly from the mouths of irate readers as they vent incredulously about our “ignorant, biased, un-researched and unreasoned” choices.

10. United States

9. Mexico

8. Thailand

7. Greece

6. India

5. Japan

4. Spain

3. France

2. China

1. Italy

(via. http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/eat/worlds-best-food-cultures-453528)