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10 European Must-Try Food and Drinks and Where to Find Them

Europe will always be on many travelers dream destinations for a lot of great reasons. The history, architecture, art, and culture are just some of the top reasons to go. Add authentic and traditional cuisines to the list and it would be hard to resist taking those dream European trips once city or more at a time. Here are some of the best European food and drinks you need to try and the best places to savor them.

Beer in Belgium
Belgian Beer in Bruges
Belgium has its own share of must-try foods like its famous Belgian waffles and moules-frites. But if you have to narrow it down to one thing, go for the beer. Beer drinking in the country, especially in cities like Bruges and Brussels can be a sublime experience. Choose from among the country’s great tasting brews – from popular brands to under-the-radar beer offerings. Cheers and enjoy!

Crepes in France
Paris crepes
With French cuisine being known as one of the best in the world, you might wonder why you have to try crepes from among the possible dishes to choose from. The simple answer is because the country does it best. From sweet to savory, you can have your pick of scrumptious crepes like Nutella or ham and cheese.

Currywurst in Germany
currywurst
Leaving Germany without trying at least one of its many varieties of wurst or sausages would seem like a sacrilege. And currywurst is right on top of the must-try versions of sausages you can enjoy while in the country. If you are wondering just how popular currywurst is, just know that Berlin has a museum entirely devoted to it.

Full English Breakfast in England
English Breakfast
This dish lives up to its name – a filling meal consisting of meat like ham, beans, black pudding, and tomatoes. And that is just one version of it. Some may even have bacons, sausages, toast, and other treats that will leave you feeling full for a long time.

Goulash in Hungary
Hungarian goulash
Goulash or ‘gulyas” refers to a soup dish made with chunks of meat like beef, onions, paprika, green pepper, potatoes, and tomatoes. Unlike most stews from other countries with a thick consistency, Hungarian goulash is known for its clear and thin broth.

Köttbullar in Sweden
köttbullar
Köttbullar (Swedish meatballs) is a world-renowned dish made more famous by IKEA that serves it in its many stores worldwide. It is made with ingredients that include ground beef or pork, breadcrumbs, and onions.

Moussaka in Greece
Moussaka
Moussaka is a lasagna like dish made with meat, aubergine or eggplant, béchamel sauce, and onions.

Paella in Spain
Paella de marisco
Paella is a dish made with rice, meat, seafood, vegetables, and stock. It has many varieties like the paella Valenciana, paella de verduras (vegetarian), paella de marisco (seafood), paella mixta (mixed), and more.

Pizza in Italy
Neapolitan pizza
Italy is synonymous with glorious food. Picking just one food to try may be tough. But you cannot go wrong with Italian pizza, specifically Neapolitan pizza. If you get the chance to travel to Naples, make sure not to leave without sampling the city’s world-famous pizzas.

Stroopwafel in Netherlands
Stroopwafel
Herring may be the first food that comes to mind when you think of the Netherlands. But for sweet lovers, you simply have to try the country’s delightful gift to the world of snacks and desserts – the stroopwafel. The best way to enjoy it is do what the locals do, put one on top of our coffee cup or mug and let it warm. Bite, chew, and savor the tastes and textures of waffle mixed with gooey syrup for a sublime sweet experience.

Finding Good Eats

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Hi, there!

Do you want to know a little secret?

Okay.

Here it is.

Finding good eats is just like finding Nemo across the Pacific Ocean. You may not always get to your destination as you should have done, but you get to explore more about your destination, along with other destinations, as you should be doing – and ultimately, finally get to your original destination.

That being said, here are some useful tips when finding good eats:

Look around you.

You’ll never know. That holed wall down the street is actually a pasta house, one that has been known since the early 1800s and has over a hundred branches all over the world. You’ll also never know. That old shack up the alley is actually a burger place, one that has been known since the late 1900s and has over 50 branches all over the country. Bottom line is, you’ll never know what to expect. That is why, you have to look around you – even at least once in a while, you know?

Take a break.

As they say, you’ll never know unless you try. You see, one great way to find good eats is for you to chill and take a break. You also see, one great way for you to find good eats is for you to chill somewhere you haven’t been to before and take a break somewhere you haven’t tried food in before. This is for you to fully experience the kind of food being served to you, as well as fully see what makes the place a good place to eat in.

How about you? How do you find good eats?

Do you have any other tips when finding good eats? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Finding Good Eats While On The Road

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Let’s face it.

No vacation trip is really complete without finding a good place to eat.

Be it a gourmet dish from a big restaurant or a delicious treat from a small cart, you can find good eats all over the place.

The only question is: Can I still find good eats while on the road?

Why, of course you can!

Whether you’re on your way to the hotel or just on your way back home, you can find good eats while on the road.

All you need to do is:

Look around you.

As they say, the best things in life happen unexpectedly. This goes the same when finding good eats while on the road. You’ll never know. That old shack on your right as you pass the highway is actually a famed pasta place ever since the ‘80s. You’ll also never know. That small hole on your left as you cross the intersection is actually a famous pizza place for 30 years now. You just need to look around you and let yourself be guided to where the good eats are.

Ask the locals.

As they also say, do as the Romans do. This goes the same when finding good eats while on the road. You’ll never know. There’s a bed-and-breakfast a few blocks down the main road, just like the Arbor House Bed and Breakfast Marblehead MA, which is known for its delicious meal sets. You’ll also never know. There’s an eat-all-you-can a few miles from the main border, which is known for its affordable meal rates. You just need to ask the locals and let yourself be guided to where the good eats are.

How about you? How was your last vacation trip?

How did you find good eats while on the road?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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6 of the Must-Watch Films for Food Lovers

If you love food and watching movies, then here are some of the best treats for you. Enjoy!

Babette’s Feast (1987)

The story revolves around a Parisian refugee in the 19th century named Babette Hersant who finds shelter in the home of two austere sisters. Serving the two siblings for fourteen years, Babette cooked simple and bland dishes that fit their and the villagers’ puritan views. She then wins the lottery and uses the money to start creating sublime feasts and consequently showing her true skills.

Big Night (1996)

The Big Night is a heartwarming story of two Italian emigrant brothers named Primo and Secondo managing a failing restaurant. With the future of the business at stake, they try to compromise and give it their all for the big night.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

Food and art collides in this beautiful and inspiring documentary. It provides a glimpse into the life of world-famous sushi chef Jiro Ono and his Michelin-rated restaurant – Sukiyabashi Jiro.

Julie & Julia (2009)

This movie depicts a writer’s attempt to cook every single recipe in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia Child’s story during her time in Paris is also woven in the tale that make for a striking contrast between the two’s respective experiences with food.

Spinning Plates (2012)

This documentary film features three different chefs and their own unique ways in creating and serving food. It celebrates the passion for food and will make you want to try the scrumptious dishes the chefs whip up.

The Lunchbox (2013)

Indian food and subtle but powerful storytelling are just some of the best reasons to watch this film. The Lunchbox tells the story of a woman whose home-cooked meal for her husband was mistakenly delivered to a widower who only wants to be left alone. What unfolds is a tale of human connection and the emotions and stories food conveys.