Copenhagen: A Walk Through Sustainable and Organic Danish Cuisine

On a drizzly day in Copenhagen, I set out, flower-patterned umbrella firmly in hand, to learn about Danish cuisine. I had signed up with Copenhagen Food Tours for a culinary walk through Copenhagen, and for the next four hours, our guide Maria would lead us around the city as we sampled some of the best … More Copenhagen: A Walk Through Sustainable and Organic Danish Cuisine

Amsterdam: Fries, Pancakes, and Cheese, Glorious Cheese

I’ve written a lot about the rainy mishaps from my first trip to Amsterdam, but one thing I never touched on was the food. Here’s why: we didn’t really eat any of the classic Dutch staples during that trip. Fries? Nope. Pancakes? Not even. Herring? Sorry, but no. In all fairness, we had our reasons. … More Amsterdam: Fries, Pancakes, and Cheese, Glorious Cheese

Berlin: A Culinary Journey from Currywurst to Cheesecake

During my semester in Europe, I took more than my fair share of food tours – and, based on my wholly unscientific observations, it seemed like I was not the only one. A quick scan of TripAdvisor shows food tours listed among the highest rated attractions for several cities, and on each tour I took, … More Berlin: A Culinary Journey from Currywurst to Cheesecake

Stockholm: Indulging in A Nordic Culinary Experience

Over the course of this semester, it has become increasingly clear to me that learning about a new place through experiencing its culinary traditions is my favorite way to travel. Whether it was discovering the Portuguese fondness for pastries in Lisbon or gaining an appreciation for just how much Hungarians love sour cream in Budapest, … More Stockholm: Indulging in A Nordic Culinary Experience

Budapest: What to Eat When You’re Hungry in Hungary

Before arriving in Budapest, I was not sure what to expect from Hungarian cuisine. I was pretty certain that…they liked goulash? Yes, there was that, but goulash was precisely the extent of my knowledge. I knew there had to be more, though, and so I signed up for a culinary walk with Taste Hungary, where … More Budapest: What to Eat When You’re Hungry in Hungary

Lisbon: Sampling Portuguese Cuisine on a Food & Wine Walking Tour

Throughout this semester abroad, I’ve been sensing a shift in my travel priorities. I have always been an “OMG, I must see all the famous sites” type of person, but lately, my desire to hit all the big landmarks has waned. Yes, I still visit the museums and monuments that pique my interest, but I … More Lisbon: Sampling Portuguese Cuisine on a Food & Wine Walking Tour