As we wandered the streets of the neighborhoods in Seville, Spain, it became evident that the tapas bars in Seville, both classic and trendy, are part of the city’s beauty. People gathered around outdoor tables and squeezed their way into small Seville bars. As we were in search of the best tapas in Seville, we eagerly joined the crowds to sample the fare.… Read the rest
Usually, ordering food in a foreign country is not difficult for us…but, in Hondarribia, Spain, we were having trouble. We had read about pintxos Hondarribia – Basque-style tapas – and I was beyond excited about the concept. I love to try new things, love local twists and need to snack while drinking – it was as if the idea pintxos was created to satisfy just me.… Read the rest
One of the things we were most looking forward to while visiting Basque Country was eating Basque food…and we were especially interested in bar pintxos. The culinary treasures are a regional specialty and we heard we could find the best of the best in San Sebastian pintxos bars.
If you are wondering, “What are pintxos?… Read the rest
If Prishtina is the modern face of Kosovo, Prizren is a glimpse into the past. The preserved city center is made up of cobblestone streets, ancient mosques, centuries old churches and numerous bridges that for ages have straddled the Prizren Bistrica River.… Read the rest
Belgrade is gritty and raw; a real city. After bouncing through fairytale Slovenia and down the stunning coastline of Croatia, the city of Belgrade was jarring. A stroll down the length of the main thoroughfare is a feast for the senses: honking horns, thought-provoking architecture and the scent of grilled meat mingled with cigarette smoke wafting through the air.… Read the rest
Hot dogs, fish, soup, yogurt, tomatoes and orange soda. It doesn’t sound like much, but these are the six best things to eat in Reykjavik, Iceland – especially if you’re visiting Reykjavik on a budget (and, honestly, even if your funds are limitless, these classic Reykjavik food items should be on your must-eat list of Icelandic cuisine).… Read the rest
Before arriving in the Netherlands, the only thing we knew about local Dutch cuisine was cheese and Dutch apple pie. While the idea of gorging on nothing but these Dutch delicacies sounded appealing, during our two-month stay in the city of Nijmegen, we sampled a variety of delicious Netherlands food.… Read the rest
Just like the city itself, Sarajevo cuisine is a blend of east and west, with both Turkish and European influences. Of the many reasons we were looking forward to visiting the city, sampling the local fare was high on the list.
Pumpkin is something I associate with Halloween, but in Australia, it’s what they make for dinner. Some variation of pumpkin, often a pumpkin soup, can be found on just about every restaurant menu in Melbourne. We are always eager to try local dishes, but we were hesitant to indulge in the pumpkin craze.… Read the rest
Wherever we go, seeking out the local cuisine is a must. Food and flavors tell the story of the people of the place we are visiting and I crave biting into their history. Australia, however, might be an exception. Besides their affection for pumpkin soup, the multi-cultural cuisine is quite similar to what we have in America.… Read the rest