July Foodie Round-up: Travel eats

foodie round-upI would like to start the July Foodie Round-up by wishing this year’s Foodie BiB winner a huge congratulations!  Lucy Parissi’s Supergolden Bakes is not only visually stunning, but her delicious and original recipes will ruin the will-power of the hardiest dieters – I guarantee it! Very well deserved!

Two of my favourite recipes of Lucy’s are her Bramley Apple Caramel & Cream Pie and her Gin & Jam Cocktail, if you haven’t visited her blog yet, you really should!

And now on to matters of Summer…  as promised this month’s round-up will feature a travel inspired recipe or two as the holidays hover on the horizon (or indeed have already commenced as they have done here!) for so many of us.

Kicking off in the UK – I really enjoyed Food Stories tale behind Cornish Sea-Salt –  a post which includes a recipe for Salted Pita Chips. I would love a slice of this traditional Treacle Tart – apparently Harry Potter’s Favourite –  from Poires au Chocolat, and a big helping of Jam and Clotted Cream’s Apple and Gooseberry Crumble wouldn’t go amiss either.

Moving across the Channel into France. If you can’t guess that I am a sucker for a French dessert from this next lot then I don’t know what will convince you. Starting off with one of my favourites – a traditional Cherry Clafoutis from Franglaise Cooking. Swiftly followed by Casa Costello’s French inspired Lemon Frangipane Pie , and totally appropriate for Wimbledon Season – Hot & Chilli’s Vacherin and Sweet Eve Strawberries. If you have a glut of Apricots you could always try my Apricot Tarte Tartin, it’s easy I promise. Fancy a trip to France after all that, but can’t take any time off? Pop over to Greedy Diva’s for a virtual culinary trip around Bordeaux and St. Emilion.

Down into Spain now with a delectable Tapenade from The Goodlife Mum. Need to cool down on a hot summer’s evening?   Here’s – a Cucumber Gazpacho from My Kitchen in Spain.

Back up the map and across to Germany, where seasonal red-currants are prevalent – here’s a delicious Red-Currant Tart from Pebble Soup.

Even further up still to Denmark, where after spending two years living there, everything elderflower will always take me straight back – as would this Elderflower Cordial from Bangers and Mash…

Now onto Italy, starting with a Tuscan White Bean Salad from Elizabeth’s Kitchen, a pine-nut topped Tuscan Ricotta Cake from Nami Nami.  Who couldn’t resist this vibrant Peperonata from Mari’s World which would work well as a side dish to pretty much anything, and if that has given you a taste for all things Italian, have a look at Fuss Free Flavour’s Origin of Pizza in Naples.

Hopping over to Greece now – our final port of call for this round up –  for some Grilled Octopus with Lemon and Chilli from Honest Mum, and a healthsome Cauliflower and Halloumi Salad from Souvlaki for the Soul, I love that name!

And that’s your lot for this month. Enjoy your travels, whether they take you near or far, and I hope all that cultural cuisine will inspire  you for next month’s round-up which will be a Summer Special – from Seasonal to Barbecue/Picnic – the choice is yours.



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About Emma Raphael

Emma Raphael left the UK for Copenhagen in 2009, with her ever-patient husband and two small children. Having enjoyed a couple of years in Scandinavia, Emma and her family found they enjoyed Expat life so much that they now reside in Munich – where the pace of life is relaxed, her language skills are small, and the mountains and bier halls are very large. Being one half of a self-proclaimed foodie couple, Emma enjoys the new produce and restaurants in each new country she resides in, and has made it her mission to convince people that English food no longer deserves the bad rap it once had. She can be found in the kitchen when she’s feeling homesick, trying to recreate comfort food from home. She also has huge passions for travel, photography, art, wine, gardening (although according to her Bavarian neighbours, she’s not much good at that!) and her family (of course)!

5 Responses to July Foodie Round-up: Travel eats

  1. Honest Mum 10 July 2014 at 18:13 #

    Oh fab, thanks so much for including the octopus! Wonderful company!

  2. Pebble Soup 10 July 2014 at 18:37 #

    What a treat to have my currant tart included in the round-up, Honoured.

  3. Lucy Parissi 10 July 2014 at 19:38 #

    Thrilled to have won at the BiB2014 – although I still find it a bit surreal. Thanks for the shout out : )

  4. Vanesther - Bangers & Mash 14 July 2014 at 21:39 #

    What a fab foodie round-up and thanks so much for including my elderflower cordial in such an awesome line-up!

  5. Helen at Casa Costello 19 July 2014 at 12:09 #

    Thanks so much for featuring the Lemon Frangipane Pie – Some fantastic sounding recipes here!