Typical European meals

If you are going on a trip abroad, it is possible that one of the things that make you most excited is trying the typical dishes of the place. However, surely you do not know what ingredients are prepared, doubts that you may like. We tell you what are the characteristic foods of some countries in Europe.

If we move to GermanyThe first thing that comes to mind is the sausages and beer. But you should know that they have exquisite smoked fish, delicious cheeses, sauerkraut (cabbage fermented with coarse salt) and a wide variety of cakes. As you can see, these dishes are very caloric, so you have to moderate consumption.

Strolling through Italy we will taste pasta, pizzas and sausages. There are also rich meats and vegetables because they are its basic ingredients. At the same time they serve cow cheeses stuffed with mozzarella and butter. They make cold cuts such as raw ham (Prosciutto de Parma), pork shank, salami and mortadella. The best-known desserts are ice cream and especially tiramisu. For lovers of coffee ristretto is a perfect place because they make it very concentrated and with a strong flavor.

If we move through SpainWe will discover that olive oil is frequently used, along with all the typical ingredients of the Mediterranean diet. They have a great variety of fruits, vegetables and fish. They cook stews with legumes (lentils, chickpeas, beans), and rice in the famous paellas. Its Iberian ham is well known and has a unique flavor. Regarding desserts, it is characterized by its nougats, creams and ice creams. It has good wines: Jerez, Catalan cava, Rioja wine, anise and fruit liqueurs.

A visit to the Netherlands (The Netherlands) would be ideal to start with a very varied breakfast in which hot chocolate, which is usually accompanied by cream, coffees, teas and fruit juices. The meals are usually light, so you can buy sandwiches, sweet or savory crepes and all kinds of snacks. Dinner is early and a little more succulent. They use a wide variety of rice, poultry and smoked fish. The cheeses are also highly recognized.

Know France is to come into contact with a very refined and exquisite cuisine. Its main products are cheeses, tomatoes, butter, mushrooms, fine herbs, pork. We recommend you try Ratatouille, a dish made from vegetables sautéed in olive oil. And don't forget to taste the wide variety of cheeses (Camembert, Brie, Roquefort, Reblochon, Boursin, among others) and wines. They have good chickens, calves, lambs, turkeys, and sausages.

10 European Foods You Must Try (November 2023)

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