europeisnotdead-ingredients-of-europeEuropeIsNotDead was lacking a dedicated section on food: there it is! This section is here to excite your tastebuds and make your mouth water. In this section, it will be all about ingredients, before they turn into dishes – if you’re looking for that, this is the focus of the following section. So get prepared to discover the tastiest ingredients of the old continent: from European breads to European cheeses, from sauces to spices, from  simple ingredients to more elaborated ones. In any case, help us expand this section by answering thise short survey on food, whereby you’ll only be asked to provide typical dishes from your country. 


mini-european-breadsEuropean Breads

Home is where the bread is. Just think of childhood memories and you’ll realize that very few things in the world evoke home as much as the smell of freshly baked bread. But this smell can be very different from one European country to another. The soft and warm smell of the French baguette has little in common with the strong and dry odour of Norwegian Fjellbrød, or the herbal, salty Italian Focaccia. The memories associated with German Bretzel differ substantially from those of Hungarian Zsemle or Bulgarian Pitka. All types of bread they may be, but each evokes different experiences and […]

European Cheeses

Here comes the ultimate ingredient to make you smile! Cheese is undoubtedly one of the most admirable delicacies, eaten by (almost) everyone with great pleasure. And it’s simple pleasure which stimulates all the senses: it catches the eye, caresses our fingers, and tantalises the tongue. Even when it’s nasty on the nostrils. For better or worse, Europe’s cheeses are the very embodiment of the continent’s diversity. After all, wasn’t it former French President Charles De Gaulle who famously complained that you can’t govern “a country which has two […]


European Sweets

Europe, sweet Europe! Wherever you’re from in the old continent, it’s likely at least some of your childhood memories concern treats both sugary and edible – whether they take the form of cute little bears, vintage marshmallow cars or a Belgian’s nose. Do you recall the colourful lollipops, salted caramels or refreshing mints you used to get after school? Remember auntie’s sweet jars titillating your eyes (and then your tastebuds) after dinner? And what about that cute but catchy jingle that keeps on popping into your brain, whether you want it to or not: “kids and grown-ups love it so…“? (You finished the sentence, right? Course you did!) This blog is for all those who love the treats that brought us so much joy and surprise. If you’ve a sweet tooth or a candy crush, read on! […]



As you may have noticed, this section is brand new! There will be soon lots of articles on European ingredients. Maybe you could help us preparing them by just answering 5 short questions on food from your country?

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