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Belgium waffle
Belgium
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
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Belgian Waffles in Brugge

These Waffles are stuck on my mind, because they are so exceptional, light and fluffy.

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Pork with Sauerkraut, Smoked Meats plate
Germany
Northern Europe
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Side dish

Sauerkraut the Bavarian way

I came to the realization that many people don’t like Sauerkraut. I was puzzled and wondered why, so I asked them. Basically what I was told it has a sour or bitter taste. I also believe when you grow up with certain foods, your taste buds adjust. I explained to my friends that Sauerkraut should […]

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Tzatziki, Greek white sauce
Condiments
Greek
Recipes
Southern Europe
Spreads

Tzatziki Sauce for Greek Dishes

Goes great with Bifteki or Greek Beef steaks, Gyros, or simply just with a toasted Baguette. Also great as a dip for Vegetables, like carrots and celery Goes great with the Bifteki, Greek beefsteak recipe, or Gyros

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Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts
Recipes
Side dish
Vegetarian

Fancy roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is a recipe I tried a couple years ago, and it was so delicious I have to write about. Once prepared, it tastes so good, like made by a Chef at a fancy restaurant. It doesn’t only look appealing, it is fragrant and delicious. Sweet potatoes are not common in Europe, so I call […]

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Lentil soup, Linsen suppe
Germany
Northern Europe
Recipes
Soups
Vegetarian

Lentil Soup with a twist

Throughout Germany, Lentil Soup has achieved the status of soul food. In many recipes soup vegetables and Smoked Ribs give a lot of flavor. The Wiener Wurst with the lentils is owned to the Swabian, and like the ribs, is becoming increasingly unpopular. A young and clever generation is rediscovering the lentil as an alternative […]

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German Rolls, Broetchen
Allgemein
Breads and Pastry
Germany
Northern Europe
Recipes
Travel Destinations

German Bakeries and their Secret

I became a hobby baker when there were no bakeries with fresh breads available; basically out of necessity. So every time I am in Germany, I do my bakery run in the morning, since there are at least two of them in walking distance. I noticed a distinct difference between bakeries, so I did some reading. […]

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Pretzel dumplings with Mushroom sauce, Brezelknoedel
Austria
Germany
Recipes
Side dish
Vegetarian

Brezelknödel or Pretzel Dumplings

Ironically, I ate my first Pretzel Dumplings in Leipzig at a Bavarian Restaurant (Bayrischer Bahnhof). This old train station has a 170 year old history, where the first track was built between Leipzig and Altenburg. The Knödel had a distinctive taste, and I tried to recreate it at home. It’s similar to the Semmelknödel, just a […]

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Creamy garlic-leek soup
Austria
Germany
Northern Europe
Recipes
Soups
Vegetarian

Creamy Garlic-Leek Soup

Yesterday I was craving some comfort food. Plus I had a sick person in the house, so I thought about this soup I ate in Austria. When we were in the Wachau at the Danube, we stopped at a Restaurant for lunch. We had a large breakfast at our B&B, and I just wanted something […]

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Kaiserschmarrn with tart cherries
Austria
Breads and Pastry
Main Course
Recipes

Kaiserschmarrn, a traditional Austrian dish

While strolling through the cobblestone streets of Vienna, Austria, we stopped for lunch at Café Central (est. 1876) for some original Austrian food. The waiter highly recommended this Austrian dish Kaiserschmarrn is an original Austrian sweet dish, made from Palatschinken (pancake) dough. It was created for Kaiser Franz Joseph and Elisabeth (Sissi) in 1854. He […]

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French Crepes recipe
Desserts
France
Main Course
Recipes

French Crêpes, a thin, melt in your mouth kinda pancake

French Crêpes are very thin delicate pancakes. They are not sweet, but instead savory. Unlike pancakes, Crêpes have a very smooth batter, mostly achieved with a hand mixer, but whisking in a bowl can do the job. The batter can be made the night before, or let rest in the bowl at least an hour […]

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