Must-Eat Foods

Switzerland: Chocolate

Switzerland may not be the first to come to mind when you think of foodie countries around the world, but it has a lot to offer. Aside from delicious cheeses and wine, the Swiss know how to make good chocolate. During your visit, take the Belle Epoque Chocolate train to the Cailler factory, the birthplace […]

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Poland: Chlodnik

A summer staple, Polish chlodnik is a refreshing cold beet soup with a vibrant pink color. It’s flavored with cucumbers, radishes, plain yogurt and topped with hard-boiled eggs, making it a truly healthy and delicious meal. This chilled Polish soup is perfect to cool off with this summer, and the colour is a lovely burst […]

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A meringue dessert commonly found in France.

Desserts are an inseparable part of the French cuisine, reflecting the culinary tradition at its best. Their mouthwatering taste and delicious appearance have earned the sweet and caramelized preparations a global recognition. Here are some handpicked dessert items of France to please your sweet tooth. France: Macarons What is it: A sweet delicacy made from […]

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Japan: Ramen

Indulge in what is truly one of the most beloved dishes in present-day Japan with this easy ramen recipe. Originally from China, the Japanese have taken ramen to their hearts, and there now exists an endless number of variations and regional flavours of what is essentially a bowl of noodle soup with toppings. Enjoy these […]

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San Miguel Market foods

Opened in May 1916 as a food market, this centenary establishment (one of the city’s few and best examples of iron architecture) became Madrid’s first gastronomy market in May 2009. Throughout 2018, the market will undergo a period of consolidation of much of its gastronomy contents. The Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid is the […]

Must-Eat Foods

Italy: Deep-Fried Olives

You may have noticed that we don’t feature many deep-frying recipes.  We love deep-frying–especially squash blossoms with chevre and tapenade inside–but we keep it a rare treat, so that we appreciate it all the more when we do.  Deep-frying need not necessarily be the cardiovascular or carcinogenic killer that it has been portrayed to be, […]

Easy Desserts

Finland: Squeaky Cheese

This recipe is for Finnish Squeaky Cheese.  I had this several times when I was living in Finland.  The common Finnish custom is to eat this on a piece of rye cracker or rye bread, topped with Cloudberry jam.  I must say that the texture of the Finnish Squeaky Cheese is an acquired taste, and […]

Easy Desserts

Brazil: Pudim

Pudim looks exactly like flan, but the Brazilian version has a softer texture. You’ll find this dessert in every restaurant, cafe and home. Typically Brazilian, pudim de leite (milk pudding) is a fairly easily made dessert Originated in colonial Brazil, thanks to a Portuguese abbot, who based his recipe on ‘Priscos pudding’, a Portuguese dessert […]