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Taste of travel: Appero in Paris

02:41, Oct 10 2013
Phat Burger, Phat America
Phat Burger, in America.
Travel tastes - at a pinch
These crabs were nicely presented, complete with red string, on a Shanghai Airport food counter.
Pusan Night Market
This pic was taken while wondering through the busy, colourful and chaotic night market in Pusan in South Korea.
Taste is everything
A fruitful table centre piece on Independence of the Seas cruise ship
Now that's fish'n'chips.
McDonaghs Fish and Chip bar in Galway, October 2007. A top feed of fish 'n' chips... and loved the mushy peas.
Treats from Paris
This delicious tea was enjoyed at the famous Angelina's in Paris. We didn't get to finish either of them - too rich! Very beautiful to look at though.
Turkish Delight
A sample of all the Turkish Delight and Nougat in this amazing place, the spice markets in Istanbul. The aromas were just incredible.
Snails in garlic butter
Ice cold chocolate milkshake
No need to leave the country to enjoy the taste of travel. Gypsy enjoys the local cuisine after swimming at Ocean Beach, Hawke's Bay.
Travel photo competition
Food at Chang Pier market, Bangkok
Cook Island Seafood Platter
Seafood platter in Rarotonga.
Chocolat Eclair
This became our favourite stop on the way to exploring Paris from our Hostel in September 2012 - Boulangerie Pâtisserie Delecroix on Rue de Dunkerque across from Gare du Nord. They make the most delicious chocolat mousse filled éclair! Photo by Aidan Saunders.
Pink and Posh
A display of high tea delights in one of Melbourne's laneways. August, 2013.
Photo competition entry: the taste of travel
The spicy depths of an authentic Shichuan hot pot in Chengdu, China
Snails anyone?
My sister Julia trying escargot for the first time in Montmartre, Paris. It wasn't the worst taste ever but I don't think I will be trying it again any time soon!
FOOD WIN: Grining from ear to ear as I'm about to devour this massive lobster.
Kaikoura crayfish
Celebrating an anniversary in style on the side of the road next to Nin's Bin in Kaikoura, Wayne says it's best not to leave home 'til you've seen your own country.
Iranian pomegranate chicken
Typical Iranian meals of pomegranate chicken, saffron rice and fresh trout. It was cheap too with these dishes, plus sides and drinks for about $7.
Tacos de Adobada
Intense with flavour, with a flick of chilli and loads of coriander and guacamole, these aromatic tacos de adobada (marinated pork taco) from Taqueria El Franc in Tijuana, Mexico, are spectacular - cheap too at less than US$1.
Italian meats
There's no better way to start a meal in Verona, Italy, than with a plate of cured meats.
Vietnamese pound cakes
Vietnamese pound cakes at a fishing village hoi an were made by the hundred.
Angelina macarons
There's always something sweet in Paris where macarons from Angelina are involved.
Fresh Vietnamese produce
There's always something delectable on offer at the early morning Lao Cai market in Vietnam.
Thai green curry
Fit for a celebration, Nikki Prins and husband spent their honeymoon eating green curry and other delicious dishes in Thailand. They now celebrate each wedding anniversary back in New Zealand with a Thai meal.
Freshly made noodles
A cooking station where freshly made egg noodles and rice noodles are cooked on the spot in a secret recipe broth. The dish is then topped with homemade Taiwanese meatballs garnished with traditional herbs.
La Boqueria markets
Fresh fruit and juice, locally caught fish and chocolate pastries at La Boqueria markets in Barcelona, Spain, made a nice change for Thomas Weston from the fast food he'd been eating at airports and train stations.
Frog kebab
Barbecued whole frogs are a common delicacy sold in street markets in Lao with these tasty morsels for sale in Luang Prabang.
Nice food market
Almond paste can be shaped into many forms; from bananas to asparagus, or carrots to grapes, as seen here at a market in Nice on the French Riviera.
Big lemons
Where big lemons are concerned in Sorrento, Italy, a "Please don't touch" sign may not be enough.
Food for a lost wanderer in Paris, Sonia Edney stopped at a restaurant to eat snails for dinner as she figured out how to get back to her hotel.
Bangkok floating market
It was all smiles at Bangkok's floating markets where tropical fruit and vegetables are in abundance.
Fish BBQ
Fish barbecue tastes as good as it sounds and looks at the night markets at Ho Chi Minh City.
Dining Disney styles
Disney World in Florida is not just for the kids with the California Grill offering up strawberry cheesecake, coke float and popcorn treat to tantalise the tastebuds of an all ages crowd.
Huge cheese wheels in a produce market in Groningen in the Netherlands offer insight into some serious Dutch cheese addiction.
Hanoi spices
A flavoursome snippet of a spice store in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
Beijing food stalls
Not out of place on an episode of Fear Factor, Beijing food markets offer the weird and the wonderful.
Czech trout
She'd never eaten trout in New Zealand, but when it was served up in the Czech Republic town of Czesky Krumlov, Patricia Reesby was hooked.
FAMILY FEAST: Steve, Kalle and Vernon.
Enjoying dinner at Joe's Crab Shack in Redondo beach, California.
A stall selling durian in Singapore. It is a notoriously smelly fruit, and an acquired taste to most people.
The Last Supper? Jo wonders whether the chef has prepared her pufferfish correctly in Kyoto, Japan.
Paris delights - enjoying appero with friends.
Cheeky cupcakes in New York's Chelsea markets.
You really can't beat New Zealand's own West Coast delicious fresh whitebait patties fried in lashings of butter and drizzled with a squeeze of fresh lemon.
Fruity fountain in Yucatan, Mexico
Giant Weinersnitchel challenge in Budapest
Forrest's Seafood Feast at Bubba Gump restaurant in San Francisco.
On a toilet stop in Laos, a restaurant had several dishes with these maggots in them. The sounds they made trying to get out of the 'honey comb' were amazing - they are eaten as the maggots shown or as a beetle they became, tasting like peanut butter.
Ho Chi Minh City accountant Phuoc showing Timothy Brand how to eat quail eggs as an after-work snack in the park with friends.
Borough Market
Sandwiched between Southwark Cathedral and the Thames the Borough Market in London is simply amazing, serving up everything from fresh seafood to homemade sea salt and caramel icecream.
Khao Kha Moo
Nestled away in a side street in northern Thailand I found some amazing Khao Kha Moo (Thai pork hock). The pork hocks are simmered in a broth of herbs and spices for a good 5 hours before the meat gets served on some garlic rice, corriander and egg.
A fruit and veg market in the heart of Hoi An, Vietnam. Spot the marketeer taking a nap amongst the produce.

For our latest photo competition we're searching for the most delicious photos from your travels. Annabel Burt sent us this one of food and friends on Paris.

Paris is the home of all good foods. We stayed with friends in their apartment and had what they called "Appero!" which is basically going local to french markets for fresh traditional cheeses, meats, fruits and delicacies like snails and then eating for hours on end.

We ate all day in good company with Parisian wines and tried everything we could get our hands on.

Paris delights - enjoying appero with friends.

I can't recommend enough going out to the daily markets for fresh produce and spending the day in good company consuming them.

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