Hollandse Nieuwe – A Dutch Treat Herring is one of the most common, cheap and most delicious fish – one that can be prepared in an endless array of ways. But the tastiest may be the exquisite Hollandse Nieuwe, eaten straight from the sea. Let’s have a taste.
Just 2.5 hours away from Paris, Rennes, the capital of the Bretagne region, is both savory and sweet. Come taste a different side of France that’s filled with tradition.
The Black Forest stretches 100 miles along Germany’s southwestern border with France. The region got its name because its forests are so dense the locals called them black. The best way to see it all is truly by driving (yes, Rail Europe is saying this.)
Espana is quickly becoming a player in Europe’s culinary competition (watch out Italy and France.) All of Spain possesses a penchant for high-quality ham, tapas and late-night dinners, plus regional specialties abound.
Blog post comparing French and Italian cuisines. Italian food is more focused on the ingredients rather than the technique, and tastes lighter thanks to prodigious use of olive oil. French cuisine relies heavily on butter (hence, those divine cream sauces.)
Learn local traditions and techniques on how to eat Swiss fondue properly from European sources.
St. Patrick’s Day began as a religious holiday, celebrating the anniversary of the saint’s death in the fifth century.
This country is often overlooked by travelers, but has plenty to offer. Come for the castles and the cuisine – including more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than…anywhere.
There is a “quiet” revolution happening in the cuisine of Finland. Famous for aurora borealis, saunas and wacky competitions, Finland is now becoming a gastronomic player.
Chilly? Journey to Northern Ireland, home of hospitable people, incomparable scenery and heart-and-soul warming hot toddies. Learn about legends and lore that make lower Ireland green with envy.
The Emerald Island may have its lucky charms, but the lesser-visited country of Wales holds its charm in the inventive, organic cuisine that’s making capital Cardiff a haven for health-conscious foodies.
Everyone knows that the Alpine views from a train chugging up a mountain in Switzerland are spectacular. But all is not just a visual feast. The food served on board is just as extraordinary.
Since Columbus became the first European to see cocoa beans over 400 years ago, the Swiss have been churning out chocolate and delivering deliciousness worldwide.
Jean experiences the different cuisines of the French regions using the France Rail Pass.