Category Archives: life in germany

leeks

Say it with me… I’m NEVER moving again! In less than 15 hours the movers will arrive to cart all of our worldly belongings to our new apartment, and at this point, I am just exhausted beyond caring. Are you … Continue reading

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beef cheek daube

The butcher shops here in Germany, actually, from what I have seen, in Europe in general, are not for the faint of heart. There are animal parts in the display case at my local butcher which I have yet to … Continue reading

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corn pancakes

This week I am in Chicago, enjoying time with friends and family and celebrating the wedding of a dear friend. Expat friends generally agree that trips home are bittersweet. I usually find myself going into sensory overload as I try … Continue reading

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seaweed sables and soccer

As I type this, Denmark and Germany are duking it out in the Euro 2012. For anyone not living in Europe, or otherwise not a rabid soccer fan, this is a tournament which takes place every 4 years between the … Continue reading

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nutella tartine

Nutella, is as ubiquitous in Germany as peanut butter is in the US. It is considered a staple pantry item and, while both cheap knockoffs and fancy schmancy high-end versions are widely available, most buyers seem to remain loyal to … Continue reading

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gougeres

One of the most basic differences between cooking in the US vs cooking in europe is the way that ingredients are measured. To generalize very broadly here, we american like to measure our ingredients by volume (for example with cups … Continue reading

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pumpkin gorgonzola flans

Canned pumpkin is something of a commodity for canadian and american expats living in continental europe. Rumors regarding sightings in local grocery stores abound, but I for one have yet to see it in a single store anywhere in Frankfurt. … Continue reading

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