Food

Popular Pancakes

By Sharon Hudgins Photographs courtesy Sharon Hudgins   From north to south, east to west, the Germans, Austrians and Swiss love their Pfannkuchen (pancakes). Made at home and in restaurants, pancakes come in many sizes, shapes, flavors and names. ... Read More...

Plan a Potluck Party with a German Theme

By Sharon Hudgins Photographs courtesy Sharon Hudgins When I was growing up in a small Texas town, potluck parties—at home, at school, at church—were a popular way to entertain. People would bring their favorite dishes to the party—Ellie’s German potato sa... Read More...

A Culinary Tour Through Bavaria’s Sausage Regions

Bavarian sausage: From the Nuremberg Rostbratwurst to the Allgäu game sausage—four passionate butchers from four regions show off their work. Courtesy Bavarian Tourism Photographs Courtesy Tobias Gerber   Bavaria’s dishes are traditional and var... Read More...

Culinary Delights in Bern and Beyond

The beautiful capital of Switzerland holds many delicious surprises that keep visitors coming back again and again. By Wibke Carter   When thinking about Swiss food, cheese springs to mind. And chocolate, of course! But the common onion? In Bern,... Read More...

Surprising Sweet Soup for a Holiday Treat

By Sharon Hudgins During the winter holidays, when you make that special dinner for Christmas or New Year, surprise your family and friends with chocolate soup for dessert. That’s right: chocolate soup. Even though it sounds like a modern kid’s idea of t... Read More...

Butter Me Up!

By Sharon Hudgins Photographs courtesy Sharon Hudgins When I was growing up in Texas, we never ate butter at home. The cooking fats of choice were Crisco vegetable shortening and sticks of solid oleomargarine (that’s what it was called back then). Margarin... Read More...

Allergy-Free Baking

By Sharon Hudgins Whenever I invite people to our house for dinner or a big party, I always ask if they have any dietary restrictions. It’s not that I’m nosy. But it can be embarrassing for both hosts and guests if, for instance, several vegetarians show up... Read More...

Allergy-Free Eating in Europe

Food allergies are a growing issue but dining abroad in Europe can be less worrisome. By Sharon Hudgins   What? No bread? No beer? No Bratwurst? No eggs for breakfast? No cake with my coffee break? No Schnitzel and dumplings for dinner? It’s b... Read More...

Alpirsbach Brewery: Town’s Center of Attention

This Black Forest beer originates from a cold, gushing mountain stream. By Don Heimburger / Photographs Courtesy Don Heimburger   In many small German towns, you don’t need a guide to tell you that you’re in the center of the village. It’s here ... Read More...