European Recipes Links
The Continent of Europe and European Recipes Links
As part of this site's attempt to bring together links o recipe lists for each and every country in the world (Africa has already been covered) I'm adding Europe to the country list. Here you will find every country in the continent of Europe as well as links to recipe collections for those countries.
Europe is a large and populous continent, and with the France, Italy and Spain it's home to three of the world's truly great cuisines. As a result the range of foods available in Europe is quite staggering. Especially when you consider European history from ancient times to the present. And, as more Archaeology has been done on the European past than almost anywhere we know a lot about ancient cookery and Iron Age cookery from Europe than anywhere else. There are also written records and recipes from the Roman period right through to the modern day. So, historically, we also know more about the origins and evolution of European food that elsewhere.
Also, as much of South-Eastern Europe was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire the traditional foods of Europe area as varied as its cultures. All the more so, given Europe's role in the Exploration of the world (and if you would like to know more about this read the history of the spice trade and the spread of chillies to the old world.
Below you will find the links to European recipes sites (Note that the UN splits Europe into four regions and you also have the historical region of Central Europe):
European Recipes, General
Northern European Recipes
Ancient Recipes (Stone Age to Iron Age)
Western European Recipes
The Netherlands Recipes
Central European Recipes
Czech Republic Recipes
Eastern European Recipes
Czech Republic Recipes
Southern European Recipes
Ancient Roman Recipes
San Marino Recipes
The following recipes for special occasions also represent collections of European Recipes:
There are a few gaps in this list, but I hope to fill them shortly, making this the most comprehensive collection of European recipes on the web today.
This list is also incomplete without mentioning the: Botanical Index of Edible Plants, a list of plants that are edible, all linked to species and genus information.