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Food

Fun with Foams

By Sharon Hudgins • Photographs Courtesy Sharon Hudgins For the past quarter century, foamy-textured foods have been fashionable with restaurant chefs in many parts of the world: fruit and berry foams, vegetable foams, fish-egg foams, even wood-scented wate... Read More...

Germany’s “Full-Bodied” Rebland

Sunshine, food and distinctive wine combine for a good time. By Don Heimburger • Photographs Courtesy Don Heimburger   The dark, mist- and cloud-covered mountains of the Black Forest rise up before me as my eastbound train approaches Strasbourg a... Read More...

Berlin’s Green Cuisine

Berlin Michelin Star Chefs strive to provide sustainable dining in the German capital. Courtesy visitBerlin Vegetables Are the Stars of the Show Times and tastes are changing: the real food trend hunters and gourmets are now going for meat-free. Not lon... Read More...

SWEET LITTLE EASTER LAMB CAKES

By Sharon Hudgin • Photographs Courtesy Sharon Hudgins Easter baskets in America are usually filled with commercially made sweets such as little yellow marshmallow chicks, chocolate and peanut butter eggs, candy-coated almonds, chocolate rabbits, and pastel... Read More...

ELEGANT EUROPEAN TORTES

By Sharon Hudgins Photographs Courtesy Sharon Hudgins German, Austrian, and Swiss pastry shops (Konditoreien) offer a wide variety of freshly baked, beautifully decorated cakes and tortes to tempt even the most jaded palates. Some are seasonal, such as the... Read More...

A CHICKEN IN EVERY POT

By Sharon Hudgins • Photographs Courtesy Sharon Hudgins   “Bienvenue! Wilkkommen! Willkumme!” trilled the two rosy-cheeked, matronly sisters—in French, German, and Alsatian—as they greeted each customer who came through the door of their little rest... Read More...

CRAZY ABOUT CABBAGE

By Sharon Hudgins Photographs Courtesy Sharon Hudgins Germans love cabbage, a versatile vegetable that thrives in the cool climate and shorter growing season of northern Europe. Although Germany doesn’t harvest nearly as much cabbage as the world’s top thr... Read More...

CREATIVE COOKING WITH ASPARAGUS

By Sharon Hudgins Photographs Courtesy Sharon Hudgins From mid-April through much of June is Spargelzeit, the annual asparagus season in Germany when thick white stalks of Spargel are pulled by hand from their covering of sandy soil and consumed in countle... Read More...

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...