Europe for Foodies: Drinks and Sweets

In this travel talk, Rick Steves' Europe guidebook co-author Cameron Hewitt dives into European drinking culture, from fine wines to rollicking beer halls to genteel cafés. Cameron explains some of the customs behind European drinks — you'll learn why Belgians refuse to pour a beer into the "wrong" glass, and why Italians won't drink milk in their coffee after lunchtime — and offers practical tips for how to navigate European wineries, bars, and cafés like a local. As a bonus, we'll also take a sweet trip through Europe's dessert culture — from the salted licorice of Scandinavia to the delicate pastries of France to tips on finding Italy's best gelato.

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