Have you ever travelled to Europe? Or are you planning to? If you have and found yourself not fulfilled with the experience especially with the food, then maybe it’s time to go back. That’s because you have missed a lot!
European cuisines are one of the most diverse cuisines you’ll find on Earth. With so many countries within the same landmass and with many origin stories, they people that made it their home for thousands of years have come up with their own style of cooking, and if you’re fortunate you’ll even encounter fusion cuisines, a mix of many cultures.
Avoid Roadblocks, Map It Out
It’s always good to plan ahead, now if you have already visited Europe and didn’t make the best of it, don’t worry you can always try again. Make sure that you’re financially stable, if you plan on backpacking through all of Europe it’ll be cheaper but it’ll take its toll on you physically, so be sure you are fit. Backpacking will cut down on a lot of expenses and at times might take you a bit longer. Plan out what you want to try out, the countries and their most famous and traditional cuisines.
There will be instances where you’ll be unable to visit certain countries. But fortunately for you they probably got restaurants of that country wherever you are currently in. If you find yourself tired and still motivated yet lazy to search on foot. Say you want to try the food from Poland, simply Google up Polish food online and you’ll get a variety of restaurants that serve them and are close to you.
Or you can simply take up the option of ordering Polish food online and having it delivered straight to your doorstep.
Mixing With the Locals
There are many travel websites online for budget travelers that help them obtain accommodation in the houses of the locals. Websites like couch-surfer and so on will show a list of people who are willing to open up their home to fellow travelers. Be sure to pay them in some manner by helping them in their day to day activities as a courtesy. This is by far one of the best ways to experience the food of that country you’re in. Like you say in your own country, nothing tastes like food made at home, well the same applies everywhere else. Most often you’ll find the food of the locals better than that of restaurants! After all if you notice especially in most of those food channels, the chef always goes to a local house and not a restaurant to experience the cuisine of that country or people.