Knives, shampoo, lighter fluid, weapons, Surströmming. What do all these things have in common? Well all of them are banned from being taken on an airplane. So what makes Swedish delicacy Surströmming as dangerous to passengers health as a knife wielding maniac? That would be […]
European Travel, Food & Recipes
Travelling throughout Europe is one of the most awe-inspiring experiences. Rich in culture, languages and, most importantly food!
European food is some of the most delicious, unique, interesting and tasty in the world, but there are also some very weird and unusual recipes to try from Europe too. Discover a world of amazing traditional European recipes and foods!
Whether it’s sheep’s head in Norway or bull’s testicles in Spain; or the most bizarre Greenland Kiviak dish you’ve ever heard of! Uncover delicacies that they eat in Europe and traditional European meals that you may (or may not) want to try next time you visit the continent.
Here is a collection of travel and foodie tales from all around Europe.
When you think of countries with great culinary traditions, Scotland probably isn’t one of the first places that comes to mind. But Scottish cuisine actually has a long tradition of yummy and interesting foods which are every bit as exciting to sample as its sweeping […]
Since I’m living in Berlin I decided to make it my personal mission to actually see as much as Germany as I possibly can. There are loads of great places to go in Germany and I wasn’t sure where to start. I knew I wanted […]
The San Sebastian Mimo Cooking School‘s Michelin Star Secrets Cooking Class lets you delve deeper into the culinary world. Trained Chefs often take this class as a refresher or for creative inspiration. From the moment you enter the class, you think WOW! The aesthetics of […]
I’ve lived in Berlin for nearly a year now and before then I was visiting Berlin quite regularly. It’s a city I love and have discovered exactly how to travel to Berlin on a budget, whilst still having an amazing time! I came to Berlin […]
Britain sometimes has a bad reputation for food and, let’s face it, it’s no Italy or Japan for a foodie destination. And when sampling the foods of Europe, you probably wouldn’t have high expectations for the UK. But when it comes to British cuisine, there […]
Kiviak (sometimes spelled Kiviaq) is quite possibly one of the strangest, most bizarre delicacies eaten anywhere in the world. A traditional dish eaten in Greenland by inuits during the winter period, particularly over Christmas, Kiviak consists of hundreds of dead auk birds stuffed into a dead seal […]
Travelling through Argentina it’s not difficult to be able find and eat fried calf or bulls testicles (criadillas), served with salsa. Fancy trying that? “Criadillas” are fried bulls testicles, eaten predominantly in regions where bullfighting is popular and often by the victorious matador as a sign […]
In Mexico and Portugal, tripas (cow’s stomach) is the key ingredient in the traditional dishes: Tripas Tacos (Mexico) and Tripas A moda Do Porto (Portugal). This Tripas Tacos recipe is largely inspired by the amazing tripe dishes I tried on my travels around Mexico. Aside from being able to […]
This hortobagy-style pancakes recipe is traditional Hungarian stew stuffed pancake dish, known locally as Hortobágyi palacsinta. Found in abundance in the beautiful capital of Budapest, one of Europe‘s greatest cities, they are essentially stuffed crepes with a delicious stew sauce. Hortobagy pancakes consist of a beautiful meat […]
Smalahove is a bizarre traditional Norwegian recipe of sheeps head, usually eaten on the Sunday before Christmas. Smalahove is undoubtedly one of the weirdest recipes in the world but whilst it might look slightly disturbing, it is basically just lamb and the more meatier parts of […]
Italian food is arguably the most popular and well known cuisine in Europe and indeed the entire world. Typical Italian ingredients, methods and dishes influence other palettes across the globe, and even spawn sub-cultures such as American-Italian food. Whenever I travel to Italy I am […]