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German Goulash (Gulasch)

This Beef/Pork Goulash is a family favorite. When visiting my daughter and family, I prepare two large pots for them, and also for the neighbors. We have Spätzle as a side, or wide Nudels. Some greens like Boston lettuce will complement the meal. Friends of my daughter often ask when I come back. That makes me […]

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Chicken Italien style “Pollo alla cacciatora”

We ate “Pollo alla cacciatora” in Orvieto, Umbrien. Also called “Hunter’s Wifes” Chicken, this Italien Food has lots of fresh tomatoes and herbs, and is very delicious. Enough for 4 people, you would eat it with Parpadelle pasta (wide Nudels).I

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Southern Europe
Travel Destinations

Orvieto, Northern Italy

We booked a trip to Rome with a Bus tour. Most of these Tours are leaving from major German cities, generally near the train station or Bahnhof. Our adventure started in Würzburg with a ride to Rome. The route took us through the beautiful Tuscany, and further South to the Umbria, where we stopped for a […]

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Soups

Leberknödelsuppe

In English called Liver dumpling soup. I had this Soup growing up, and it was found on a Bavarian/Frankonian dinner table, especially Sundays after Church.

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Desserts
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French Crêpes

Not your usual breakfast food. A thin, melt in your mouth kinda pancake to be eaten as a main meal, appetizer or dessert. You can use a pan, but if you desire and make it often, you can order a Crêpe maker here French Crêpes Print Rate this recipe 1 2 3 4 5 0 […]

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Germany
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Rüdesheim am Rhein

On our travels we took several day cruises on the Rhine, which starts in Koblenz. The last stop on the KD ship (Köln-Düsseldorf, the Goethe ship) is Rüdesheim. I highly recommend to buy a Guide Book for Germany. It helped me in the past to discover places I would’ve never thought of. My recommendation: Rüdesheim is […]

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Germany
Southern Europe
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Ceiling Paintings or Fresco

The ceiling painting is like its counterpart on vertical surfaces, the wall painting, known since ancient times.

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Germany
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Boiled Pork knuckle, a German New Years Tradition

Pork knuckle or ham hock being boiled in special broth for several hours Knöchle with Sauerkraut, a wholesome traditional meal on New Years day in Germany    

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Germany
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Vogelsburg near Volkach

A visit on a mid May afternoon to the best view in Lower Frankonia While at a Family Reunion in the area, my cousin took me to this famous Look-out. A former nunnery, the Vogelsburg between Escherndorf and Volkach brought back childhood memories. Today there is a Restaurant and Biergarten on the site. A must […]

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Germany
Southern Europe
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„Lüftmalerei“ or Facade painting

These Facade paintings are very prevalent in Southern Bavaria and Austria. It is said the origin of Lüftmalerei comes from the home of the facade painter Franz Seraph Zwinck (1748-1792) from Oberammergau, Zum Lüftl. The Lüftlmalerei is a popular version of the Trompe-l’œil * (illusory) from the Baroque and imitates architectural elements. Imbedded are, as in […]

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