If you’re a member of my email list, I’m sure you’ve heard about the international food tour I’ll be doing over the next few weeks! We’ll travel to countries like Germany, Greece, Israel, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Jamaica to checkout their national dishes and compare the best of the best.
WARNING: This series is LONG – 5 posts to be exact, however it’s easy to follow because I’ve separated the list into regional cuisines (for organizational purposes). If you ever have the opportunity to take an “EATcation” to one (or all) of these regions, PLEASE document every moment of it and shoot me an email! Feel free to comment/review the dishes you’ve tried, and let me know if you feel there’s anything I’ve left out! Happy Travels!
PART 1: EUROPE
GERMANY – Currywurst & Bier
Fried pork sausage (bratwurst), cut into slices, and seasoned with curry ketchup
(ketchup + curry powder).
UNITED KINGDOM – Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding
Roast Beef served alongside a batter consisting of eggs, flour, and milk – a staple of the traditional British Sunday roast.
ITALY – Gelato Ice cream’s richer, more sophisticated, big brother.
FRANCE – Pot-au-feu & Crêpes
French beef stew and egg pancakes (can be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert).
SPAIN – Paella Spanish version of Jambalaya with citrusy, aromatic accents.
PORTUGAL – Bacalhau
Dried and salted cod.
GREECE – Moussaka Eggplant casserole – reminds of of eggplant parmesan.
HUNGARY – Goulash
Meat and veggie stew of meat and vegetables stew – seasoned with paprika and other spices.
SWEDEN – REAL Swedish Meatballs. Minced meat with milk/onion cream sauce (usually with mushrooms).
NETHERLANDS – Stamppot
Mashed potatoes and vegetable casserole, sometimes served with bacon.
AUSTRIA – Wiener Schnitzel A flat pork chop that’s battered and fried – like pork filled fried chicken!
CZECH REPUBLIC – Vepřo Knedlo Zelo
Roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut.
RUSSIA – Pelmeni Dumplings filled with meat and onion, and wrapped in thin, unleavened dough.
TURKEY – Kuru Fasulye
White beans served over white rice pilaf with ultra-sour mixed pickles.
ICELAND – Þorramatur Meat and fish cured, cut into slices, and served with dark rye bread – often presented in the form of an entire calf’s head.
SWITZERLAND – Chocolate
My breakfast, lunch, in dinner of choice – chocolate is everything, especially Swiss chocolate.
ISRAEL – Sabich Kind of like an Israeli gyro, stuffed with things like fried eggplant and hard boiled eggs.