While holidays have had to be put on hold, by and large, over the last 12 months, a new year is just around the corner and, with news of a highly effective vaccine just hitting the headlines, it seems that there might be a little bit of light at the end of the pandemic tunnel at long last.
What this means is that we can all start turning our thoughts to travel once again, properly planning all those holidays we’ve only been able to dream about over the last few months.
If you’re something of a gastronome, you’ll already know that there are some incredible foodie holidays you can go on… so many, in fact, that you may find it very difficult indeed to decide where to go first. To help, we’ve done some of the legwork for you and picked out a few of our favourite places to go for food. Enjoy!
This is absolute food heaven for anyone who likes nothing more than a full plate and you’ll have a wonderful time trying all sorts of different cuisines here. There are so many options, however, that you do need to research your trip properly so you know you’re going to find what you’re looking for.
Local delicacies to look out for in particular include Saint-Marcellin cheese, saucisson brioche (sausage baked in pastry), Lyonnaise salad, Bresse chicken and quenelles, which are pike dumplings in an amazing bechamel and crayfish sauce.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Maltese cuisine is heavily influenced by Mediterranean flavours and you’ll certainly not go hungry on holiday here. Make sure you try the national dish of rabbit stew - or stuffat tal-fenek. You can have this either stewed or fried and it often comes with pasta, so prepare to be well sated afterwards.
San Sebastian, Spain
Another brilliant part of the world to go for food! Thanks to its proximity to the Bay of Biscay, San Sebastian enjoys a dazzling array of very fresh ingredients, so you can expect to be thoroughly spoiled for choice here.
Make sure you try the anchovies, some of the very best in the world, and don’t go home without filling up on kokotxas, the cheeks of hake or cod fish. These are considered a delicacy here and you can find them cooked in a variety of ways, so give them all a try to find your favourite.
If you’re planning a big trip far away from home, Melbourne would be a great choice with lots of restaurants to visit. Again, do your research properly so you have an idea of where you want to go. The Culture Trip has a helpful list of some of the best eateries in the city, so have a read and start planning your next big holiday today.
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