A Foodie’s Guide to European Markets

Mercat Santa Caterina, Barcelona

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

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Foods from Spain You’ll Love


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


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


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


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


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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