A Sweet Tooth Tour of Europe

One of my favorite things about traveling in Europe is the vast array of delicacies to satisfy my sweet tooth. Each country has its own specialty sweets made from recipes that have been handed down (and perfected) through generations of pastry chefs. Pain au chocolat in France, ensaimada in Spain, viennoiserie in Denmark…it’s impossible for me to choose a favorite. Here are my recommendations for tempting treats to try as you travel across the continent.

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Time For Tapas! Do’s and Don’ts of Eating Tapas in Spain

We walked into a tapas bar in Zaragoza looking to make tapas our meal. On our second day in Spain, we were in every sense, tapas novices. Tapas in Spain aren’t merely little dishes served throughout the day and evening. They are little pockets of Spanish culture. To understand eating tapas in Spain and to ensure you uncover the best, through trial and error, I learned the dos and dont’s of eating tapas in this country.

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R.I.P. Crumbs! These 7 U.S. Bake Shops Will Continue the Cupcake Craze

The cupcake craze seemed to sweep the nation over the last decade. With it, a number of cupcake standouts remained the creams of the crop. All across the United States, you can most likely find a local baker serving up nothing but little pockets of cake with inventive, classic and gourmet flavors and pairings. To go on your own cupcake tour of the U.S., be sure to stop and eat cupcakes at these sweet cupcake staples.

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Nothing But the Best Wurst! 4 Sausages to Try in Germany

To most visitors in Germany, bratwurst is just bratwurst. However, to those who reside in this land, sausage is taken quite seriously. Germany is linked up with a number of geographic specific bratwursts, comprised of different meats and spices and cooked differently from one to the next. If you are planning a trip to Germany, be sure to follow this trail to the best wurst.

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It’s a Rat Race Out There! London’s Pop-Up Rat Café Opens Tomorrow

Back in March, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium caused a feline frenzy when it offered a side of kitties with its coffee. And now, Londoners are preparing to pay to nosh on sweet delights and sip rattuccinos and rattes in the company of live rats. That’s right: live rats.

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