World Eats: Café Europe

Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter

Belgium is represented by Waffles

We think perhaps more diplomacy should be arranged with food. One of the European Union’s cultural initiatives of the past few years was Café Europe, which aimed to promoted gastronomical exchange between the 27 countries of the EU. Each country got to nominate an emblematic sweet. Many are no surprise such as Tiramisu from Italy and Waffles from Belgium. However, some of the treats are new to us like Lithuania’s Šakotis, a layered, sweet pastry made on a spit or Maltese Imqaret, a fried date confection. While the initiative seems to be over, without it would have never heard of Prekmurska gibanica.

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