Food Tastes Better in Europe~


Guess who ate one of these cake slices? I did and it was divine. You can trust France to make killer-good-desserts.

We are heading off now to explore new parts of Europe and are looking forward to the food.

This cheese is well, French. It is raw milk, hand-made, and it is to die for. Yep, we ate slices of this too! What the heck, it’s France!

France has an amazing selection of gorgeous fresh mushrooms, all sold in open-air markets.

Venice on the other hand is justifiably world-famous for its outdoor, fresh fish markets.

Venice also has incredible produce, small farm grown and picked when ripe,

along with every imaginable, Italian seasoning and condiment, all sold in charming open air markets.

Greece is chock-full of mom and pop produce stands selling delicious small farm produce.

Most German towns have weekly outdoor markets.

Spain’s open-air markets are extensive,

and Portugal’s produce is just picked fresh.

Hungary’s desserts are old-world delicious and will definitely make you hungry.
I wish I could beam you over here with me to go grocery shopping, tasting and eating!
Cheers to you from Europe’s outdoor markets~

326 thoughts on “Food Tastes Better in Europe~

    • What a great name! We were there when it was cold . I think we may have seen it. We spent a lot of time underground, in the markets and restaurants near the hauptbahnhof, and I was blown away by the underground city!

  1. Our style of “super market” emphasizes predictability, but also uniformity… Any Krogers/Safeway/WalMart in the USA will have exactly the same products on the shelves, but a relatively limited variety. Our experience, confirmed by your photos, is that European markets (not to say that our model has not invaded the larger cities) carry regional varieties, in season. But, when you cook with something harvested nearby and just a short while ago, the flavor is much more delicious. Furthermore, what wonderful discoveries to have select something that you may not find next week. Memories are made from novelty. – Oscar

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  3. Oh gosh Cindy, you had me on Food and Europe! This is probably my favorite of all your posts– such a wide sampling of bright and beautiful foods! Is this a collection of photos from past travels?? Are you in Europe now?? Loved it! xox

  4. Wonderful post. I love the food in Europe. Fresh and unprocessed …. the taste is amazing. Someone was raving about a recipe recently that included Lipton dry soup mix. Yuk! That’s what many Americans consider good food. Sad.

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  6. When are you coming to Finland? 😉 In the summertime there is also good markets… outdoor and indoors too…but nowadays here in Helsinki it’s very much also those big supermarkets. I guess it’s all about the price. People don’t have money and they have to buy that cheap food…

    • Yes the cheap mass-markets are springing up all over Europe which is such a loss. I hope you never lose your glorious markets. I have been to Finland and to Helsinki and posted about it. I remember the summer produce and the fish markets well. The islands off the coast of Finland are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, or photographed in my life. Surreal almost. I would really love to return to Finland and go inland this time, and look for your brown bears. I actually was just looking into this.

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  8. Since 300 years all international community from every country have been living here in India. Now their foods are mixed with Indian food culture. Including native Indian community India is the most food diversified country. Every taste of the world is the taste of India. In India food taste and language change after every 20 kilometres. So is it enough to change the opinion? If not I’m ready to provide more information…ha ha ha…but your writing is amazing, good collection of photos.

    • You do not have to change my opinion, because my opinion agrees entirely with you.
      Indian food is knock your socks off good.
      I was just saying food tastes better in Europe, than it does in the United States.
      I haven’t been to India, but I have this gastronomical need, to regularly eat Indian food.
      In India, cooking seems to be a complex art form, passed down through the generations.
      The knowledge of spices?
      The making of vegetables?
      How is it possible that it is so good?
      My mother and my daughter,
      spent time in India.
      I think I should too.

      • I was just kidding. Actually every nation has it;s unique style and taste. Perhaps taste and flavor don’t respect any boundary today.
        An amazing fact in India i want to share you you… Orisha and Bengal are two different states in India. And ‘Rasgolla’ is a deadly famous sweet in India. For last few years the two states were fighting officially to get the copyright as the origin and producer. But amazing fact is that none of the states consumes as much Rasgollas as more they export to other states and countries ! After all, last month court declared Rasgolla born in West Bengal. Ha .. Ha.. Ha…

    • I hope you do become a chef. Such a creative and people positive profession, and I love to cook, and eat, so more power to you. Do go to Europe, and you will taste the difference yourself. There are specific places I fantasize about returning to just to eat specific food items, like Passau for their chocolates, and Stuttgart for their lemon cream pie.

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