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5 Vacation spots for foodies

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Gastronomic tourism is a trend that grows fast. And it is thanks to the demand of people interested in the gastronomy culture of each place. Professionals coexist with new talents to offer their culinary discoveries to the people. This article will show you the best places to visit and free your inner foodie.

1. Galicia

Northern Spain is a delight to the senses and for those who enjoy high-quality dishes. Their Michelin stars restaurants and bars is the proof of this quality, where fish and seafood is the spotlight for food lovers.

One option is Fogón Retiro da Costiña restaurant, a 1 Michelin star restaurant, remarkable for its cellar-room and their reinvention of Galician cuisine, with important wines of the region. In a visit to the Rias Baixas, you will find yourself invited to come and try the excellent wines of this DO, in an area where fish and shellfish are positioned as high quality. If we go to other regions of Galicia, we find the area of the Appellation Ribeira Sacra, which stands out for its modern wineries such as Bodega Regina Viarum in Doade, Lugo.

2. Basque Country

Good eating is one of the characteristics of the Basque Country. Any tavern that you step in o any try of delicious Basque wines, whether hot or cold, will be a good option to meet new flavors. We recommend you to visit the old town in Bilbao, where you’ll find a lot of bars and brand new restaurants downtown, where fish and meat will be a delight. If you go to San Sebastián pay a visit to downtown, where terrific restaurants are awaiting you.

3. Mexico

Mexico has a very large gastronomic culture all around the country. Among the various gastronomic routes that can be done, one of the best to start off is the state of Yucatan, where the Mayan culture flourishes between restaurants, houses, and food markets.

The traditional Yucatecan cuisine is based on corn, pumpkin seeds, oregano, red onion, sour orange, sweet pepper and lime, not to mention the various spices like coriander. Some typical dishes that foodies can enjoy is the chilmole, with dried chili peppers, white peppers and black peppers that are added to hard corn tortillas. Also, Poc Chuc it’s a good option, prepared with roasted pork, marinated with warm water and salt, accompanied by roasted onion. And do not miss one of their most famous dish, cochinita pibil, made from pork marinated in achiote sauce, sour orange juice, garlic, salt and pepper, all wrapped in banana leaves and baked under the earth.

4. Umbria

If you are a very demanding foodie, then Italy is your shot. It is a cuisine that appeals to everyone, but its different regions bring many culinary differences. Umbria, inside the country, it’s the greatest exponent in pork meat, which can be consumed like sausages and hams. Also, cheeses from sheep and goats, both fresh and cured, are very remarkable.

This can be combined with truffles, like the black one, that is frequently added to their pastas, while its oil has a protected designation of origin. Viticulture is strongly prominent: there you can find very good red and white wines, highlighting the Sagrantino di Montefalco wines.

5. Paris

Summarizing the Parisian kitchen in a few text lines is complicated. To those foodies that not only enjoy eating but also cooking while on vacation, they can make recipes such as The Croque Monsieur, which is a French variation of a ham and cheese sandwich; French crepes; or snails, are a little bit more complicated to cook, so it is better to try them in the capital of love.

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