Palermo a surprisingly 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ destination. Some personal DOs and DONTs

No city in Europe was such a surprise for me as Palermo. I had expectations that were low based on stories I have heard around and told by so called friends. Nothing more wrong! Once again I've been in the position to judge before seeing and to allow my prejudices to step forward. Well, a … Continue reading Palermo a surprisingly 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ destination. Some personal DOs and DONTs

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2 great food options in Madrid

Madrid is sometimes even better for a city-break than Barcelona. But this is after seeing both and if your interest is not beach and sea, but night life, museums and complete relaxation. So if you are in Madrid I would recommend you two completely different options for lunch or dinner, both tried personally and loved. … Continue reading 2 great food options in Madrid

Pierogi festival in Krakow, mid August

Isn’t travel an excuse to eat? Well, we do lots of it while on Poland Culinary Vacations, however, attending the annual, mid-August Pierogi Festival on Maly Rynek in Krakow is always the highlight of our foodie summer adventures. Pierogi are stuffed dumplings – the ultimate comfort food – and in Poland, both home cooks and professional chefs are … Continue reading Pierogi festival in Krakow, mid August

Oysters and champagne in Mercado de San Miguel Madrid, a 5★ ★ ★ ★ ★ food for Valentines

If I were in Madrid or in Barcelona for Valentines, and still no idea about where to go, where to eat or what to do, this would be my first choice: having a culinary immersion in Mercado de San Miguel near Plaza Mayor or Mercado de San Antoni in Chueca. If in Barcelona then the … Continue reading Oysters and champagne in Mercado de San Miguel Madrid, a 5★ ★ ★ ★ ★ food for Valentines

La Boccaccia in Trastevere Rome, the 5★★★★★ pizza

Today is the World Pizza day and if you are not in Naples but in Rome you would want to have a pizza day celebration. So do you look for the best pizza in Rome? I found it in my last trip to Rome, in Trastevere, away from the tourist traps of 12 euros pizza … Continue reading La Boccaccia in Trastevere Rome, the 5★★★★★ pizza

Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè, probably the best gelato in Rome, 5 ★★★★★

It is hard to chose in Rome the best gelato. Even the ones that  are not artisanal are so awesome and it is clear that there is more than just a gelato, is a way of enjoying life and its best desert. Every time when I am in Rome I am in a quest for … Continue reading Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè, probably the best gelato in Rome, 5 ★★★★★

Carbonnade Flamande, my top choice for winter food, 4 ★★★★

For food lovers, for meat lovers, there is nothing like a heavy meal in northern Europe and this is my top choice among them. It is a top choice because it comes also with the famous Belgian fries, or dutch, and thus became a heaven for senses. Carbonnade flamande is a stew, mainly beef, with … Continue reading Carbonnade Flamande, my top choice for winter food, 4 ★★★★

Traditional food map of the world

I am always looking in my trips to taste the local, traditional foods, most of them street foods as I believe food is a way to express itself for every nation, the history and the events they encountered along the way, the geographic and demographic. I do believe in a food diplomacy. So I want … Continue reading Traditional food map of the world

Berlin’s traditional street food, the wurst, 2.5 ★ ★

The wurst, either curry or bratwurst, no offense to the Berliners, is a sausage and no more. In fact the sauces and the curry make the meat taste less so you can put whatever sausage you want. It is good, a correct street food for any season, but it's no excitement of senses, nothing to … Continue reading Berlin’s traditional street food, the wurst, 2.5 ★ ★

Markthalle Neun in Berlin, the market to visit to catch the spirit of the town.

In your walking towards the East Side Gallery from Checkpoint Charlie, you'll come across a hidden wonder of the communist era, a covered public market, now transformed in a place for local food. It's the ninth of the twelve markets like this in Berlin. It is hidden in a quite ordinary street, not very obvious … Continue reading Markthalle Neun in Berlin, the market to visit to catch the spirit of the town.