If you’re a foodie with as much of a taste for travelling as you have for international dishes, you’re in luck – these four destinations are sure to please every palate.
Indulge in Italy
Looking to treat yourself? You’ll have to take a trip to Turin, Italy. With everything from Barolo wines to the elusive truffle to cafes that serve a variety of chocolate-y morsels and drinks, you’ll have to actively try not to pamper your palate here. Or, if you’re feeling brave, try some of their unique dishes – how do veggies dipped in an anchovy and olive oil mixture, a dish called bagna cauda, sound?
Top Tip: Take a guided food tour.
Munch in Morocco
Anyone looking to taste-test traditional food in Marrakesh, Morocco will be in heaven. With everything from plentiful variations of the ever-popular tagine, appetiser salads of carrots with cumin to pastille (a savoury yet sweet meat pie), you can go on an adventure without ever leaving the restaurant.
Top Tip: Improve your cooking skills with an individual cooking class. Although many allow you choose any dish you want to learn, why not pick something typically Moroccan?
Feast in France
I’m not lying when I say Lyon is essentially France’s gourmet capital. It offers unique dishes such as boudin noir (blood sausages) and pork cheeks (cheeks?) in vinegar, and famous local chefs such as Paul Bocuse. Feeling homesick? Eat at one of the many bouchons, tiny family-run restaurants where you can sample traditional domestic cooking.
Top Tip: For a local’s insight into Lyon’s cuisine, fill out a City Greeter form and get your very own volunteer guide (just make sure you mention your interest in gastronomy so you get the right match).
Savour in Spain
San Sebastian in Spain is known for its Michelin stars and versatile dining scene. With everything from experimental and expensive to simple bar snacks (crispy pig’s ear, anyone?), this savoury Spanish town has something for every food lover.
Top Tip: Whet your whistle with a wine tasting session.
If this article has your stomach rumbling, sate your hunger with a holiday to one of these four fantastic foodie destinations.