For the last weeks I have had the chance to try some delicious specialities from all over Europe, with the particularity that aall of them weren’t especially what we would call “low-fat products”.
In Germany I tried the currywurst, the famous pork sausage cut into slices and seasoned with warm curry tomato sauce. I had it twice, once while in Bremen and once in the famous Curry 36 in Berlin. No doubt the best one was the second, especially when accompanied by a German beer, but a currywurst is a good option nearly everywhere in Germany.
In Prague I enjoyed a massive pork knuckle with horseradish and mustard in a typical tavern which also served its home-made beer. In Vienna I had a Wiener Schnitzel, the traditional Austrian breaded cutlet, and I discovered the Käsekrainer, a fabulous sausage filled with small chunks of emmental cheese and served in a bun (I still don’t know how am I going to live without it…).
And finally, in Budapest, I tried the typical Hungarian goulash soup, one of the most heart-warming dishes I have ever tried, I suppose that especially during the cold winter.
I loved all these typical dishes and although I usually try to look for low fat products I ate them with no regrets, as I thought that it was a unique opportunity to discover new recipes that I don’t have at home. And it really was an amazing experience.
But after 3 weeks eating mainly typical meat dishes I can’t take it any more and I just can’t wait to come back to Barcelona to eat salads, soups and please, some fish. I know I could have also eaten this abroad but come on, how would I order a salad having the chance to try some of these delicious typical dishes?
I know in some weeks I’ll be missing all these places and typical foods but for now I can’t wait to have a salad, a refreshing gazpacho or some grilled fish with vegetables in one of the many restaurants near the Catalan coast.
A wonderful place to recover after a few weeks traveling, no doubt. I have an apartment there but you just need to compare Barcelona accommodation prices to enjoy one for yourself. I’m sure you will love our typical dishes as much as I enjoyed the ones I have discovered these days!
Thanks Marta! My husband always craves salads when we return from Europe!
About the author
Marta Mir has a degree in Journalism. But tired of listening to the stories of politicians in power she decided to flee to distant lands to, like the ancient troubadours, come back and tell her own stories. Now she has less money but is much happier.
How about you? Have you ever come back from your travels to want a particular type of food?