Nowadays eating is not just taking a bite to your mouth or quenching your appetite. Many people have made it a reason to go on a trip and travel the world, look for flavors, smells and textures that surprise the palate, in a true adventure for the senses. Gastronomic tourism, also known as gastronomy, is a new way of traveling, increasingly consolidated in the international tourism field.
Its existing reason? That the gastronomy of the country visited is the predominant activity during the tour.
Five keys you should know if you want to take advantage of it for your business:
1.Gastronomy as a decisive factor:
As we have commented on the food offered by the country, it has become a decisive factor when assessing the destination to travel to.
2. Experience is one of the main objectives:
We no longer trust the travel agency, everything is consulted on the internet and we always look for more than a nice accommodation. Now, everyone travels to live an experience. To experiment, to discover.
3.El producto local es el número uno:
The local product is number one: nobody travels to Vietnam to eat at a chain restaurant (or almost nobody). In terms of gastronomy we travel to know and enjoy the local cuisine.
4.The three new objectives to travel:
The first one is to discover the products of the area, the second the classic chefs that embrace them them or the new talents capable of re-interpreting them, are the new objectives of our trips.
5.Gastronomic tourism is a great opportunity:
Gastronomy is a reality and all bars and restaurants should take advantage of this magnificent opportunity. It is a new way of traveling and understanding tourism.
Which places in the world are the best for tapas?
Having a list of the gastronomic routes of each town, province or city in the world is not an easy thing. International cuisine is made up of a variety of dishes, recipes, drinks are influenced by cultural characteristics. It is worth visiting some places to get to know its native cuisine.
In the case of Europe, one of the outstanding territories has been Portugal
which, thanks to the good use of land and sea, is highly recognized in the gastronomic field today. You can take several routes along the rivers Minho and Douro, there is an extraordinary tourist route to surprise the palate, with dishes such as green broth (a cabbage soup, from the Minho river, and smoked sausage). The cod a la Gómez Sá, the rice with octopus and cod, or the Porto style guts, are some typical dishes of the region that can be tasted.
We can also highlight Edinburgh, in Scotland,
which boasts recipes such as haggis, a very typical sausage of lamb and deer meat, which is served with mashed potatoes.
This kitchen adapts to the environment and the rainy climate in Scotland, creating its own dishes such as cock a leekie soup, based on chicken, vegetables and plums. The emblematic alcoholic beverage of the country is whiskey, or the water of life in Gaelic. Hence Scotland also has a wide variety of excursions and whiskey tastings.
On the other hand, Tuscany, in Italy,
A land that mixes the traditional atmosphere with magical flavors. Mixing products such as olive oil, raviggiolo cheese and vegetables. The region is full of medieval and rural villages, which translates into the delicacy of simple and traditional dishes such as ribollita (vegetable and vegetable soup) or cacciucco (mixed fish dish, originally from Livorno).
Croatia is another European country that offers a tourist tour
based on its most authentic gastronomy.
The elaboration of the fish a la gradelavanje, cooked first on the grill with firewood and then roasted with abundant olive oil, is unique in this country.
In the case of France, a remote mountain and sea place known as Provence
stands out, one of the most privileged and exclusive regions in the country. The five regions that make up the area are ideal for exploring French haute cuisine, since each one has its own dishes. Some of the most sought after by tourists are Moules à la Marseillaise (mussels in tomato concentrate), Salade Niçoise (green salad with tuna and anchovies) and Poulet à la Provençale (Provencal-style chicken). Some fruits such as apples, pears and apricots are also famous in these lands, not to mention grapes, whose vines take over the Rhône region.
Finally, tapas in Spain is a gastronomic experience,
since it is an unavoidable custom in almost all the Iberian geography to spend the night from bar to bar, from drink to drink, from sandwich to sandwich.
In the rest of Europe, other important routes are the lobster in Sweden. We also add the apple in England and the beer in the United Kingdom.
Do not miss the fantastic experience of gastronomy to enjoy with all the senses.
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