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Traveling from home through the palate

Traveling from home through the palate
Traveling from home through the palate

A form of knowing a destination is through its gastronomy, and let’s not kid ourselves, discovering new flavors, smells and textures according to geography, climate, and cultural heritage is also a way of traveling, so even if we are confined at home, we recommend you discover new places through the kitchen.

And according to data from the vacation rental platform for families, Vrbo “holidays start at home” is almost a mantra, and last but not least, they recommend some typical and simple dishes that you have to try in different places in Europe. Everyone has the ingredients at home, take note and prepare a feast thinking about the next vacation.

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Germany

Currywurst and french fries on German Unity Day
Currywurst and french fries on German Unity Day (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A very simple set that will delight the little ones, the Currywurst, is a cooked or grilled German sausage that is served accompanied by bread, ketchup, and curry powder. Another typical potato-based dish is bratkartoffeln, which is a basic but tasty recipe that consists of boiling potatoes and frying them with bacon and onion.

And if we put the two recipes together we have a great salad kartoffelsalat, both hot and cold, based on potatoes, sausages, boiled eggs, mayonnaise and the ingredients you want. You just have to imagine being in a beach bar by the river Spree, in Berlin, enjoying the gastronomy and the city.

France

Cheeses on a terrace in Paris, France
Cheeses on a terrace in Paris, France (Chalffy / Getty Images)

The best of France are their cheeses, so nothing better than a baguette accompanied by Roquefort, camembert, brie or reblochon. Something more elaborate is the quiche Lorraine typical of Alsace, made with shortcrust pastry, milk cream, egg, and bacon, although other ingredients can be used, and it is less complicated to make a
fondue
of cheese. Desserts of course some sweet crepes. We can see each other on any small terrace of the boulevard Saint Germain de Paris, trying delicious dishes.

Portugal

'Francesinha' in Porto, Portugal
‘Francesinha’ in Porto, Portugal (RossHelen / Getty Images / iStockphoto)

Neighboring Portugal offers you a hearty dish with the Little Frenchie, a sandwich made with bread, meat, sausage, bologna, chipolata, hot sauce and everything covered with melted cheese. Without forgetting the cod in its thousand forms, like the simple bacalhau à bràs. Desserts can not miss, the best known is their pastéis de Belém made of cream, condensed milk and biscuit are just as delicious. Without a doubt the Alfama neighborhood, in Lisbon, allows us to stroll among its narrow cobbled alleys accompanied by impressive views.

Italy

PizzA at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Pizza at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy (AndreyPopov / Getty Images / iStockphoto)

Pizza is the star dish of Italian gastronomy, the best known are the Margherita with mozzarella, tomato, oil and fresh basil, and the marinara with tomato, garlic, oregano, and oil. Although a good Pasta dish is a spaghetti, fettuccine, linguine, macaroni… to the carbonara (They do not have cream) or stuffed pasta, such as ravioli, tortellini, and others, it cannot be ignored, and desserts a good Creamy ice-cream. Dim light and good wine will transport us to the beautiful Pigneto neighborhood in Rome.

Greece

Typical Greek dishes with the Acropolis in the background
Typical Greek dishes with the Acropolis in the background (extravagantni- iStock)

Greece is always a fascinating destination, so we’ll start with a horiatiki salad made with peppers, feta cheese, black olives, onion, fresh cucumber and herbs, followed by refreshing tzatziki sauce with cucumber, minced mint, minced garlic and lemon juice, yogurt sauce. Another traditional dish is gyrosBaked pork or beef is cut into small slices that are placed in pita bread. And finally, greek yogurt with honey and walnuts. It will be easy to place ourselves at the foot of the Acropolis of Athens, at Monastiraki neighborhood full of taverns and young people.

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