City Trip in autumn – Tips for a short break

food Tour food Hopping City Trip in autumnAutumn is the best time for a city trip in Europe

When the leaves are starting to turn red and golden, it is the perfect occasion for a city trip in Europe! The tourist avalanche of summer is gone. Temperatures are lower now, but still a lot of sunny days. We recommend a short trip to one of Europe most fascinating cities – getting to know the city with a Food Hopping Food tour!

Our recommended selection for a short break in autumn:

Rome – know how to eat delicious

The ancient Italian city Rome, this living museum with its modern vibrant nightlife has a special light in autumn. It is still quite warm, so street cafes and restaurants fill with people who know how to enjoy their day. Come with a city trip and a Food Hopping Food Tour Rome to join this vibe!

Venice – romantic places and tasty bites

When the high season is over, the Italian lagoon city Venice regains its melancholic beauty. Prices of hotels are lower, and you may find quiet corners as well as the chance for fantastic photos on your city trip. Typical Venetian cicchetti are the food to keep you fueled all day. Taste it for yourself with a Food Hopping Food Tour Venice!

Madrid – Royal ambience with vibrant nightlife

After the hot summer months, the people of the Spanish capital Madrid enjoy the fresh air now. The city has famous art museums, beautiful historic quarters, the royal palace, busy shopping streets and uncountable Tapas bars, where locals and guests mix happily and celebrate life with delicious food and drinks. Not only tapas, but a typical menu and amusing stories await you for your city trip on a Food Hopping Food Tour Madrid!

Malaga – Southern flavours at the sea

the Spanish city  of Malaga counts with the Mediterranean sea and Andalusian flavours. Follow the narrow alleys on your city trip and soak in the atmosphere. As the temperatures are milder now, the people reconquer their open-air life, go shopping, have a chat, enjoy street flamenco artists, and stop for a bite at rustic and creative tapas taverns. Discover the best places on a pleasurable walk with a Food Hopping Food Tour Malaga!

Frankfurt – Skyline and Gemuetlichkeit

In the centre of Germany, Frankfurt offers discoveries for any taste on a city trip. People gather at the Main river shore to enjoy the pleasant sun and the multi-coloured trees. The newly restored old city centre is like a window to a romantic past, while numerous high rise towers mark the sky. The authentic food and local cult drinks make a short trip unforgettable. Taste this balanced mixture of tradition and modernity on a Food Hopping Food Tour Frankfurt!

We hope you enjoy this selection of city tips as much as we do…we hand-picked every location of our Food Hopping tours and love to share them.

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Bruschetta – recipes for the perfect Italian antipasti

Food Tour Food Hopping Italy BruschettaA glass of wine, a perfectly balanced crunchy piece of bread with fresh tomato – what else do you need to feel like in Italian holidays?
We have collected some of the best Bruschetta recipes for a quick fresh light snack or a perfect starter selection for your next dinner invitation. Bring the flavour of Italy to your home!

During our Food Tours in Italy, for instance on the Food Tour Rome or Food Tour Taormina, we will sample this all-time-favourite like the locals adore it.

Origin of bruschetta

The term ‘bruschetta’ originally comes from Italian ‘pane bruscato’. This is meaning toasted bread. It was first a poor-mans-dish, using leftover hard bread, leftover vegetables and herbs. In several regions of Italy, it has several names and different toppings. Toasted bread is always the main ingredient.

Today it is widely known as a welcomed starter or antipasti, a snack before the main course or to accompany a glass of wine.

Recipes for bruschetta

The classic version of Buschetta is toasted bread with some garlic rubbed on the still warm slice, a dash of olive oil and salt. Most important is the quality of the olive oil. For the bread, best is a plain wheat baguette or a traditional farmers bread with crust, it may already be 2-3 days old and a little dry, so it roasts even better. A whole wold of taste sensations, the crunchiness, the aroma of the olive oil, the tickling of the garlic and the subtle pinch of salt…

The recipe of Bruschetta with Tomato adds freshly chopped, ripe tomatoes and some minced green basil leaves, that bring additional freshness and flavour.

Bruschetta with Tapenade is another fantastic recipe. Green or black olives, olive oil, a bit of anchovy paste and salt are blended to a thick puree, to top the roasted bread, adding some chopped onions as a garnish.

Bruschetta Caprese combines the freshness of white milky mozzarella cheese, chopped tomatoes, some black olives and a dash of oregano. Served on toasted bread with the fresh mixture, or baked in the oven just till the cheese starts to melt.

Bruschetta Pastorale is a real gourmet version, crisp bread with creamy goats cream cheese, thin sweet pear slices, crunchy walnut bits and some rosemary honey.

Bruschetta Vegetale tops the toasted garlic bread with fresh grilled vegetables like colourful capsicum, eggplant, zucchini, again with a dash of good olive oil, rosemary and fresh pepper from the grinder.

For meat lovers, a Bruschetta also combines perfectly with a good liver pate or thin cut bresaola ham and rocket leaves.

Do you want to try the real Bruschetta in Italy? So come and taste it at our

Food Hopping Roma Food Tour!

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10 good reasons for a Food Hopping tour

Food Hopping Food Tour good reasons groupThere are several good reasons to explore a new place by its food: Who else likes to discover new taste sensations when travelling?
How about doing a Food Hopping Tour on your next vacation?
Every city and region has its own food specialities and traditions.

Good reasons to travel and explore

As a traveller, it isn’t always easy to find the best places in a new town to try and discover the best food like the locals do.
With Food Hopping, it is easy to jump into the local culinaric scene and to enjoy new experiences on your palate without worries.

Do you ask yourself, what are the advantages of a guided Food Hopping Walking Food Tour during your vacation?

Here’s our top 10 of good reasons

10 – Discover hidden places like cozy restaurants, rustic taverns , insider-tips and family-run shops apart of the beaten tracks.

09 – Savour food like a multi-course meal, ranging from from appetizer to dessert.

08 – Taste authentic cuisine, famous dishes and surprising flavours the locals adore.

07 – Explore a new location with every tasting, discovering the regional culinaric landscape.

06 – Meet the locals, learn from food and drink specialists about their regional traditions and interact with the people of the neighbourhood.

05 – Get to know the city without getting lost, as every tour is designed as a convenient round-trip.

04 – Enjoy amusing anecdotes around the food you try, the city and their people.

03 – Let yourself be treated with surprising extras and local ‘secrets’.

02 – Follow the confident lead of your enthusiastic local Food Hopping guide, who knows the city inside out.

01 – Have a great time during an entertaining walk with pleasant memories and interesting stories to tell your friends at home!

Hungry for more? See you soon ao a Food Tour in Germany, Italy, Spain or selected European cities:

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Roman Food – Eternal Delicacies

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Ancient traditions and modern influences in Roman food

Have you ever visited Rome, the city of the 7 hills and discover the true Roman food?

The capital of Italy is a modern metropolis, proud of its acient roots and important history. Up to today, influences from Etruscan and Roman times, the Roman-Christian pontificate and immigration from all parts of Italy form a vibrant melting pot.

This also counts for the Roman cooking pots. Traditional Roman food consists of simple, clean ingredients and vary from quick lunch snacks to the traditional family feast on the weekend – but always best quality and full taste.

Tasting Roman food like a local

Eating in Rome is a serious task, where quality and company are equally important. You will rarely find a true Roman sitting alone in a Bar. And he would never prefer a prepacked sandwich over a freshly baked foccacia filled with fresh cut cheese, cured ham and crisp rocket.

So small eateries, bars and food stands are everywhere in Rome on easy reach and seldom empty.

It’s a great way to understand the way of the locals by following a tour for the tastiest iconic Roman food – see you soon with

Food Hopping Roma Food Tours!