If you've fantasized about eating your way through Europe, you're not alone. From rich stews and dumplings in the Balkans, to seafood in the Mediterranean, to (of course) savory cheeses throughout, the continent is a foodie's dream.
With each country, there is one dish that stands out as the most recognizable, most famed and most sought-after by visitors: the food staple that people think of when they think of the place. These traditional foods are not only delectable, but they also tell the story of a country's history, people and traditions.
Join us as we travel through the gastronomical scenes of Europe and Eurasia, one country and iconic food at a time. Fair warning: This article is best read when not on an empty stomach.