10 best gastronomic places according to Lonely planet world.
The Turkish market of spices, Italian ice-cream, Belgian chocolate shop - this is only part of the list of the world's gastronomic attractions compiled by Lonely Planet.
Some of the best culinary areas of the world are listed in their new guide 1000 Ultimate Sights. The publication will be available in Russia in October, but 10 major attractions for gourmets can be called now.
The fish market in Tokyo
Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo - the world's largest place of sale of fish and seafood. Daily through market stalls it takes about a few thousand tons of seaweed, eggs, fish, seafood and, most importantly, tuna. The auction for the sale of tuna - the main tourist attractions Tsukiji. View on butchering carcasses and sorting huge meat daily permit only 140 tourists. When planning the date of the visit should be considerate: several months of the year auction is closed to visitors.
Donghuamen Night Market in Beijing
Donghuamen market in Beijing - the best place to get acquainted with the traditional cuisine of all the provinces, without leaving the capital. market range is designed for true connoisseurs of Chinese culture and gastronomy. Here you can find traditional dishes such as the "century-old eggs" (lain for several months in the sand or clay eggs), scorpions on a stick, candied grasshoppers, snakes, cooked on the fire lizards and centipedes. The market opens every day at nightfall.
The caves of Roquefort in France
The present Roquefort cheese made only in the caves of Roquefort in southern France. Cheeses ripen in a natural cavity from 4 to 9 months. The choice of location was not accidental - only in these caves lives a special sort of mold which give the cheese its famous Roquefort cheese flavor and aroma. Nowadays mold learned to synthesize in the laboratory, but the cheeses made from local sheep's milk, continue to be stored in the caves as a century ago. Underground storage tanks are open to tourists. Special tours are held regularly for them.
Shop La Grande Epicerie in Paris
Gastronomy branch of the oldest department store in Paris - the perfect deli for gourmet. It has everything: traditional French delicacies prepared by hand cheese and chocolate, and the best wine. Store Pride - counter "fashion food", which sells olive oil from Diesel, chocolates Sonia Rykiel and Evian Bottle by Jean Paul Gaultier.
Gelateria di Piazza in Italy
San Gimignano is known worldwide as one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany, and an ice cream parlor Gelateria di Piazza - as the first in the city, where it is necessary to pay a visit to the tourist. Not without reason here are visiting celebrities and politicians. Owner Gelateria di Piazza makes the ice cream according to traditional recipes, carefully choosing the ingredients. However, he is no stranger to improvisation: the cafe menu, eat ice cream with the taste of red grapefruit, raspberry, rosemary and sparkling wine.
Chocolate boutique La Maison des Maîtres Chocolatiers Belges in Brussels
Chocolate boutique La Maison des Maîtres Chocolatiers Belges (literally, "House of Belgian master chocolate") sells sweets, handmade ten Belgian confectioners. Fresh, soft and melt in your mouth chocolate can taste during the weekly tours of the store, which take place here every Saturday and Sunday at 16.00.
Darjeeling in India
Tea from Darjeeling - slightly tart, slightly floral taste, is considered one of the best Indian varieties. Come to Darjeeling should at least in order to try it fresh and make a tour of the plantations (which can be visited from March to November).
Spice Market, Istanbul
Spice Market in Istanbul - a place where all are shopping chef city. Apart from placer sharply smelling spices of all varieties, are sold nuts, honey comb, fruit and rolls of dried fruit pastilles. Try and bargain in this market - a must purchase.
Maison Mercier Épernay France
Epernay town in the north-east of France - one of the main centers of the country for the production of champagne, and a great place for fans of tasting and exploring the wine cellars. The most popular tours are offered brand Mercier. Cellars of wineries stretch for 18 kilometers, so move the tourists on the train.
White Truffle Market in Italy
Collect the white truffle of Tuscany begins in the woods in the middle of September and ends in December. The best opportunity to taste freshly dug truffles mushrooms available in the market in San Miniato. During the last three weeks of November in every corner of the city you can buy delicious mushroom, treat yourself prepared on the basis of its salami, cheese and butter, and even take part in the hunt for truffles, organized by the local rural tourism.