They may not be an obvious choice, but it’s not difficult to see why Latvia and its Baltic neighbors have been on the rise as European travel destinations: They’re cheap and easy to roam, they offer a little bit of everything – from history to nature, beaches and cultural traditions to adventure… AND the food is delicious! In fact, along with Riga’s colorful medieval Old Town, Latvia’s culinary specialties might just be one of its strongest selling-points. Need convincing? Here are 5 Latvian foods you should put on the menu!
Flickr photo via Rebecca Siegel
Forget plain toast or white wheat: in Latvia your daily bread comes black and made of tasty sourdough rye, a cereal that grows abundantly in Nordic and Baltic countries. It’s particularly healthy and nutritious, but beware: You might get addicted to its strong flavor, and your usual bread may start to taste a little bland in comparison!