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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!

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.

Czech Svíčková na Smetaně Recipe

Svíčková na Smetaně is a traditional dish from the Czech Republic consisting of larded beef and dumplings served with a creamy vegetable sauce. The beef is slow cooked over the vegetables until tender. The vegetables are then used to make the sauce. Svíčková na Smetaně is usually served with a dollop of cream, a slice …

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Czech Buchty (Filled Buns) Recipe

Buchty are Czech baked buns prepared using yeast dough, which includes a sweet stuffing, brushed with rum and melted butter. The texture is similar to French brioches. Some of the commonly used fillings include tvaroh, poppy seed, chocolate, or plum jam. Buchty is usually topped with powdered sugar or vanilla sauce, but one can also …

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Czech Trdelník Recipe

Trdelník is a traditional Bohemian tube-shaped dessert that is generally prepared using yeast dough. The strips of dough are then wrapped around a trdlo and traditionally baked over hot coals. Finally, the dish is topped off with sugar combined with nuts or cinnamon. Whilst most commonly associated with Prague and the Czech Republic, Trdelník is …

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Balkan Lepinja Recipe

Lepinja is a type of Balkan flatbread prepared using three ingredients: salt, flour, and water. Generally accompanied by minced meat (cevapi), it is widely consumed in the Balkan countries of Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia. Lepinja is normally baked at a high temperature, which gives the bread its golden-brown crust. It is usually served at …

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Portugese Bacalhau à Brás Recipe

Bacalhau à Brás is a Portuguese dish consisting of salted cod, straw potatoes and eggs that are seasoned and stir-fried together to create a creamy meal. It is often garnished with olives and parsley for that signature Mediterranean flair.  While this dish can take some planning in advance (a must when using salted cod), Bacalhau …

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German Schweinshaxe (Pork Knuckle) Recipe

Schweinshaxe is a German dish made using pork knuckle. The knuckles are seasoned with a spice rub then cooked until tender, usually slow roasted or simmered. The roasted version is well liked for its crispy skin. The spice rub includes caraway if roasted, but bay leaves and cloves if simmering. Most recipes also call for …

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What is French Foie Gras & Why is it Controversial?

Foie Gras is a traditional French dish prepared using a duck or goose’s liver which has been fattened by force feeding. It is consumed in several ways, such as baked, pan-seared, or as a terrine. It is often served as an appetizer or as a main course and is typically paired with crusty bread, fruits, …

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Georgian Lobio (Bean Stew) Recipe

Lobio is a bean stew originating from the country of Georgia. Traditionally, dry beans are used and prepared by first soaking in water before cooking. The beans are cooked with onions, garlic and spices. They are stewed until tender.  Since lobio simply means beans, it has a lot of different recipe variations and appearances. Lobio …

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Russian Kurnik Recipe

Kurnik, also referred to as wedding pirog or tsar pirog, is a type of Russian savory pie typically stuffed with chicken, onions, eggs, rice or kasha, and several other optional ingredients. Occasionally, this dish is also stuffed with boiled rooster combs. Origin & Cultural Significance The kurnik is believed to have been invented in southern …

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Kosovo Food: 11 Must-Try Traditional Dishes

Kosovo, a small country nestled amongst the mountains of the Balkans, is a new political addition to the Balkan states, made so by its self-proclaimed independence from Serbia in 2008. Despite Kosovo’s status as a young and still disputed country, it has its own share of time-honored traditions of cuisine, culture, and beyond.  At the …

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Spanish Bienmesabe Recipe

Bienmesabe is a Spanish dessert made using ground almonds, egg yolk and honey as its main ingredients. Other ingredients such as cinnamon, lemon zest and sweet wine are also added, depending on the recipe used. Bienmesabe is a dish that is influenced by Moorish cuisine (those from Arabic North Africa) and is particularly popular in …

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