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Kopstootje
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Kopstootje

The Dutch drinking ritual begins with a glass of genever and ends with a “little head-butt.”
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Uierboord
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Uierboord

Cow udder is enjoying a resurgence as a sandwich filler in Rotterdam.
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Cornish Pasty
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Cornish Pasty

In the 19th century, tin miners ate these handheld pies and left their crusts to appease mischievous, mine-dwelling spirits.
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Kapsalon
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Kapsalon

This melting-pot munchie combines fries, shawarma, melted cheese, garlic sauce, and spicy sambal.
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Lussekatter
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Lussekatter

These devil-banishing buns are eaten on Lucia Day in Sweden.
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Julmust
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Julmust

This Swedish holiday soda outsells Coca-Cola during the Christmas season.
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Barraquito
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Barraquito

This Canary Islands' specialty upgrades coffee with layers of condensed milk and liqueur.
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Lancashire Butter Pie
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Lancashire Butter Pie

The rich, potato-filled dish nourished Catholics on meatless Fridays.
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Papas Arrugadas
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Papas Arrugadas

These salty potatoes were originally boiled in seawater.
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Spruce Beer
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Spruce Beer

This Christmas tree elixir kept Vikings and Captain Cook alive.
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Marabou M Peanut
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Marabou M Peanut

These chocolate-covered peanuts got M&M's banned in Sweden.
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Croquembouche
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Croquembouche

This French wedding cake is a caramel-wrapped tower of pastry balls.
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Roudoudous
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Roudoudous

These French candies originally came in seashells.
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Carbonnade à la Flamande
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Carbonnade à la Flamande

Belgium's stew of beef and abbey-style ale is essentially bourguignon for beer lovers.
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Stroopwafel Liqueur
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Stroopwafel Liqueur

The Netherlands' most famous treat now comes in a bottle.
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Beschuit met Muisjes
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Beschuit met Muisjes

After the birth of a child, Dutch families celebrate with a sweet and colorful treat.
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Smoked Reindeer Heart
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Smoked Reindeer Heart

The delicacy makes a rich, gamey appetizer in northern Sweden.
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Pepernoten
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Pepernoten

Every December, Sinterklaas and his helper throw these little spiced cookies to Dutch children.
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Chocolate Letters
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Chocolate Letters

In this Dutch holiday tradition, Sinterklaas leaves good children sweet pieces of the alphabet inside their shoes.
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Licorice Root
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Licorice Root

The washed and dried root of the licorice plant was once a popular natural “candy.”
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Patatje Oorlog
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Patatje Oorlog

Atop every serving of Dutch “war fries,” a pile of spicy, savory condiments do battle.
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Bird Milk Chocolate
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Bird Milk Chocolate

The marshmallow-based candy is named for a delicacy just out of the ancient Greeks' reach.
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Żubrówka
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Żubrówka

The same grass that feeds massive European bison adds notes of vanilla and lavender to this unique Polish vodka.
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Glögg
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Glögg

The aroma of this mulled wine has been compared to “a warmed-up bowl of Froot Loops.”
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