If, like me, you love trying new foods, this infographic is a brilliant read. With 28 different dishes from 28 countries, you’re spoilt for choice as to what to try next. Here are my top food picks from around Europe!
To start, I recommend you try Bulgaria’s traditional Shopska salad. This beautifully unique and refreshing dish is named after the Shopi people in Bulgaria’s Sofia region. Ingredients include tomato, cucumber, pepper, and onion, as well as parsley and cheese to give it its popular, authentic taste.
The national dish of Poland is the Bigos stew. The dish can be made with any meat of your choosing, but always has Polish sausage to give it a spicier taste. Traditionally, it was only served at the start of the hunting season, however, more recently the dish has become a popular main meal to have throughout the year.
An absolute must when you’re travelling to Ireland is a classic Irish stew. Made with locally sourced lamb, mutton or beef, stews are served all across Ireland in pubs and restaurants. Recipes vary, but with the addition of Guinness, they always have that distinct Irish taste.
After recently visiting Greece, I can confirm that their Moussaka is definitely worth tasting. The traditional dish has been popular since the 1920’s, and it’s served as a main course throughout the country. The ingredients include meat (usually lamb), aubergine, and the all-important Béchamel sauce.
The sweetest way to enjoy coffee! Having a Stroopwafel sitting on top of your mug is a great way to blend in with locals. The syrupy treat is warmed by the coffee and makes one side soft while the other remains crispy. Delicious as a dessert or a snack during the day.
My top pick for a dessert would have to be Potica from Slovenia. Extremely popular among tourists as well as the locals, the dish also comes in savoury form, so is very versatile! The sweet option is often made with walnuts, and is rolled to form a swirl (similar to a Swiss roll). Its name comes from the word “poviti”, meaning “to wrap in”.
Has this mix of meals tickled your taste buds? Remember to check out the infographic for even more foodie inspiration.