Tasty Travels: What Was Your Best Edible Souvenir?

During July we're exploring the new things we taste and learn when we travel. We'll bring you fresh inspiration from cuisines around the world, too. But first, we want to know: What was the tastiest thing you ever brought home from vacation?

I told you the story here of Oliviera, a little olive oil shop and restaurant in Nice, France, that is bound up for me in memories of being newly married and having a rather magical late honeymoon in the south of France. The taste of the olive oil we bought there, though, is not just warm nostalgia; it is still some of the most delicious olive oil I've ever tasted.

What about you? What are the best edible souvenirs you've ever brought home from travel — international or otherwise? And what do you do when those tasty things run out?

More Travel Souvenirs:
5 Souvenir Ideas for Food-Lovers and their Kitchens
Edible Souvenirs: Rules for Bringing Food and Drink Back Into the United States
What's Your Favorite Kitchen-Related Travel Souvenir?
Food Shopping in Paris and Montmartre with Chocolate & Zucchini’s Clotilde Dusoulier
Five Things to Eat (and Drink) From Nice, France

(Images: Gregory Han; Leela Cyd Ross)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.