A Foodie’s Guide to European Markets

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Our gallivanting correspondent, Jackie Smith, brings us the best of European food markets.

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Foods from Spain You’ll Love

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Spain is known for its seafood. This tapa, white fish in garlic sauce served with potatoes, is a typical dish you can find in tapas bars.

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Chocolate Museum, Barcelona, Spain

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In Barcelona, a city jam packed with museums filled with history, art, erotica, and even shoes, it is not surprising to find one devoted to chocolate, Museu de la Xocolata.

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Horchata: Summer Gold in a Glass

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Horchata (Orxata in Valencian and Catalan) is made from water, sugar and — the magic, vital ingredient — “chufas,” or “tiger nuts,” introduced into Valencian Spain around the 3rd Century by the Arabs who occupied all of southern Spain at the time.

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German Quiche: Deliciously Different

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On a recent Rick Steves’ Tour, RFT contributor Alice Ericksen and her cousin, Mary Ellen Voelz, enjoyed lunch at Restaurant Haus Lipmann in Beilstein, Germany, along the Mosel River.

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A Whirlwind Tour of Europe: Food First

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Viv Chapelo and Jill Hoelting, who produce the excellent women’s adventure website, WAVEJourney.com, spent six weeks in Europe tasting some of the delights. Here are some of their favorites.

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