Food

Traveling for food is such an important aspect for learning about a culture. Not only do we try to find the best local food to try, we look into the history, and we bring home a recipe or two.

12 Variations of Schnitzel or Mmmm… Pork for Every Month Recipes

12 Variations of Schnitzel or Mmmm... Pork for Every Month Recipes

It’s All About the Pork Schnitzel Sauce! Since living in Germany, I have discovered that my Mom’s version of Wiener Schnitzel just doesn’t exist in the real world. Seriously, I have no idea where she learned or made up that recipe, but there are so many variations on this delicious dish and yet hers is not one of them. Naturally, schnitzel is on our list of foods you must eat when visiting Germany. You see, making the schnitzel is one thing; it’s pretty straight forward. Measure, cut, pound, fry, and serve, but the magic happens when you start developing the schnitzel toppings or better yet, fillings, for these amazing pork dishes. We’ve come up with 12 ways to serve schnitzel …

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Traditional Bulgarian Food Guide & 5 Dishes You Must Try

This photo of the Bulgarian Food Guide shows 4 photos of traditional dishes: yogurt, french fries with cheese, shopska salad, and bean soup.

I really didn’t know what to expect as far as Bulgarian food goes. Maybe a cross between borscht, gyros, and kofte. To be honest, even though I was looking forward to trying it, I really didn’t have high expectations. After living in Turkey, where the food is never, ever bad, I just didn’t think Bulgarian food would rate. Boy, was I wrong. It was amazingly delicious. What we didn’t expect was the proclivity towards yogurt and cheese! After having visited Bulgaria twice now, I rate their food pretty high up on the list of reasons to go. How could I not, I love all the things they do–cheese, meat, and yogurt. We’ve listed all the foods we loved during our …

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My First Love – Traditional German Schnitzel Recipe!

Traditional German Schnitzel Recipe

If you’ve never been to Germany or Austria you may not be familiar with this meat dish. Traditional German schnitzel is definitely on our must try foods list for Germany. It is a flat, breaded and fried slice of pure goodness, one of my favorite foods in the entire world. When I’m tired, worn out, sick of the usual work grind and I want a home-cooked, feel good meal, I always want schnitzel. About once a year, my mother used to make her version of Wiener Schnitzel, found no where in the entire world except her kitchen, and it became one of those meals that just feels like a hug from her. It’s that good! Since moving to Germany, we …

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Mongolian Food – Khuushuur Recipe

A bit travel weary and dirty since we hadn’t had a shower in three days, our adventure was still in its early stages when we learned a couple important lessons. What is traditional Mongolian food, and what is khuushuur? We had been in Mongolia for about three days, and we had hired a Russian van and driver to take six of us around the country, hitting the all the major sights.  We were excited, and maybe a bit naive to what this would mean.  We didn’t even take the hint when Jack, our driver, made a supermarket stop on the edge of Ulaanbaatar right at the beginning of our nine day journey.  None of us really stocked up on much, …

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Traditional Turkish Borek Recipe

Turkish borek is one of the many comfort foods you will find in Turkey. There are many different kinds, but they are all delicious. Click here to learn how to make it with our traditional borek recipe.

Japanese Soba – Buckwheat Festival

Pink flower fields are the main attraction to the red soba festival in Minowa, Japan.

One of the best things about traveling slow or living in a country–like Japan– for a year or two is that it gives you the opportunity to experience more than just the most popular sights and festivals. As soon as I found out we were moving back to Japan, I knew I wanted to visit the gorgeous red buckwheat fields in the Nagano Prefecture. I was happily surprised to find that the town of Minowa hosts a Japanese soba festival each year around the time of the red buckwheat bloom. I booked my hotel before I even arrived in country and couldn’t wait to head to the buckwheat festival in September. No one is going to keep me from learning more …

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