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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.
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.
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.
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.
Rail Europe’s own, Duncan, has been an avid mountaineer for a half a decade and takes a climbing though the mountains of Switzerland.
Learn about Hogmanay, the Scottish word for December 31st and synonymous with New Year’s Eve revelry.
The Czech children receive their holiday gifts on the eve of St. Nicholas day, December 5th, you’ll see a charming tradition.
One of the winners, mother and 11-year-old daughter Cindy and Chloe Law, embarked on a 6-day Experience of Switzerland Tour with 1st Class, 3-day Swiss Flexi Passes in hand.
Munich is best known the world over for its incredibly rambunctious Oktoberfest. For 16 days, over six million lager lovers turn the city into a giant keg party.
Peace-loving and cheery. Fjords and forests. Come to Norway and see why Norwiegans are some of the happiest people on earth.
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.