Posts in Europe
Netherlands - Dutch Stamppot

This dish isn’t anything “special” in the sense that it’s a pretty easy dish to make. But the combination of flavors is definitely a good one. It kind of comes off as an elevated poor man’s dish - potatoes and sausage - but the addition of endives (or kale) and drizzled with gravy gives this poor man’s dish a great twist.

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Germany - Schnitzel

I made schnitzel some time ago when we were still living in Chicago. We had a few friends over for Oktoberfest celebrations. Delicious beers and schnitzel. We made a lot, so naturally we had leftovers. Being from Eastern Europe, I grew up with this stuff and let me tell you, there are at least 4 different ways I can think of to eat this fried pork.

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England - Fish and Chips

With fish and chips, beer is not optional… for the batter of course! And maybe some sipping too. When I went to London a few years ago, fish and chips was definitely something I absolutely had to try, especially given that that’s what they are known for. My bf and I went to this restaurant called The Victoria. It was a really cool restaurant bar set up, and the fish was extremely crispy.

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Romania - Ciorba Radauteana

This is a very delicious sour chicken soup! Let me just say, this is like an enhanced chicken noodle soup. If you enjoy sour flavors, then this is basically a chicken noodle soup but with a delicious hint of sourness coming from the sour cream and lemon juice. I know we’re in the summer months, but this is pretty dang good. I highly recommend if you just need something to warm you up, without going outside.

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