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Stuttgart Weihnachtsmarkt: The food of a traditional Christmas Market

One thing I have learned while living here is that Germans love their festivals. Fests happen all throughout the year and are usually centered around two things: food and alcohol. During this cold and dark time of year (really, I haven’t seen any sun in over a week, just white/grey skies) the twinkling lights of a […]

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Moving to Stuttgart, Germany: The Prologue

I feel like I need to start this post with two disclaimers, so here they are: This is not a food-focused post. But I moved to Europe and that’s interesting (right?) I am happy here, there will be some complaints in what follows but my overall attitude is positive. I got the idea for this […]

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Happy Friendsgiving: Celebrating Turkey Day in a Foreign Country

For pretty much all  of my life, I lived around Washington D.C. and loved it.  This past July, I boarded a plane with an unhappy cat and a one-way ticket to Stuttgart, Germany to start a new life in Europe. I will detail more about my first months in Germany in a following post, but […]

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Returning Soon!

I’ve moved to Germany, I’ve eaten some wurst, I’ve cursed at the tiny oven that won’t fit my roasting pan.  Now I’m ready to start blogging again.

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Alexandria Restaurant Week

It’s Alexandria Restaurant Week!  And I would be remiss not to mention it here.  Restaurant weeks are always great because you can get great deals and try a new restaurant.  At Alexandria restaurant week, the deals are a $35 dinner for 2 or a $35 prix-fixe dinner (per person). Although I should, I don’t always […]

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Cooking Show Drinking Games

I know a lot of people complain about the Food Network these days.  And I get it, they’ve changed. They are very much focused on reality shows that have to do with food than actual cooking.  But that’s why (in my opinion) they started the Cooking Channel–which has some excellent cooking shows, my favorite is “French […]

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Chopped Challenge

I love the Food Network show “Chopped” mostly because I like to try to play along–that is I will  try to quickly come up with an idea for how I would use all the basket ingredients. Thomas insists I should try out for the show.  I just raise my eyebrow at him. But I was […]

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