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4 of the best countries for a food tour

Are you a self-confessed foodie? Then you may be wondering which countries to visit to enjoy some of the best cuisine in the world.

If you’re keen to plan a trip that will tantalise your tastebuds, we’re here to help. Here are four of the best countries to visit on a food tour.

Costa Rica

Sat in Central America, Costa Rica is a beautiful country that’s packed full of fantastic things to do and see. While exploring the beautiful beaches, rainforests and wildlife, you can tantalise your tastebuds with some incredible cuisine.

During Costa Rica trips, you can expect plenty of gallo pinto – rice and beans – usually sauteed with vegetables and spices. Make sure you try Rondón – which is a tasty seafood and coconut stew, Casado – a combination plate, Olla de Carne – a beef and vegetable stew, and Picadillos – a vegetable hash.

Mexico

If you’re a fan of Mexican cuisine, then a trip to this amazing country is an absolute must. Whether you head to bustling Mexico City, the beautiful beaches of Cabo San Lucas, or the lively Cancun, you can enjoy a range of traditional dishes.

Some of the top foods to try during your visit are tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, burritos and tostadas. To accompany your main, get sides of fresh guacamole, refried beans and pico de gallo. Then for dessert, try churros, corn cake or tres leches. You won’t be disappointed!

Italy

Italy is world-renowned for its fantastic food – and it’s easy to see why. With traditional risotto, pasta, pizza and gelato to enjoy across the country, it really is a food lover’s heaven. The cuisine in Italy can vary across the regions, so consider this when planning your trip.

You could head to the stunning Amalfi Coast to enjoy some of the best lemons in the world. Think zesty lemon gelato, creamy lemon pasta – and of course limoncillo! Visit the region of Bologna to enjoy a traditional ragu a la Bolognese, or Campania which is the home of buffalo mozzarella.

France

France is a hugely popular tourist destination, “receiving roughly 200 million international visitors a year” according to Statista. It’s the perfect place for foodies to head on holiday, thanks to the huge array of amazing dishes on offer.

You could head to a Parisian patisserie to enjoy sweet baked goods such as apple tart, delicate macarons or the trusty pain au chocolat. Other must-try dishes include French onion soup, coq au vin and beef bourguignon. You could also give escargot a go – aka snails – if you’re feeling brave!

With so many fantastic foodie destinations to explore, where will you visit first?

 

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