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Looking for a Taste of Germany? Well, We Tried…

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

I’m pleased to report that this sorry attempt at a restaurant has closed.

My wife and her best friend had a bad day at work, and I didn’t feel like cooking. PJ and I were cruising around looking for a good eatery to raise the coolness quotient […]

May Day Food and Fun Traditions

Yes, it’s already May. (Wasn’t it just last week that we were eating leftover Christmas ham?) Spring has sprung, for most of us. Today signals the middle of the season (cross-quarter day), much as Groundhog Day marks the passing of the middle of winter. It’s traditionally a day of celebration for workers; it’s even […]

It's Wurstfest Time!

Last night was the kickoff of the 2010 edition of the Wurstfest, in one of my all-time favorite towns, New Braunfels, Texas. Even more special, this year is the 50th anniversary of the Celebration of Sausage! Plenty to do, with dancing, drinking, eating, drinking, polkas, drinking, melodramas (Harry Potwurst and Order of the Opas; […]

Welcome to September! Too Bad It's Not Really Fall Yet...

September has snuck up on us, it seems. “Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug,” John Lithgow once stated. Seems he was right, at least this once…

Of course, the start of September (or any other month) is a man-made delineation, and the seasons usually ignore such artificial markers and go […]

Grilling Weekend: Chicken and Ribs

The hot weather continues here in central Texas; which isn’t much news if you’re familiar with the region. Nothing swirling in the Gulf to cool us off either. Which means It’s Grilling Time again!

Wifey got home from playing with the new baby, her sister’s, for what seemed like a month. It wasn’t quite that […]

Tis the Season: Novel Soups for the Feast

Here in Texas, we associate soups, stews and chili with cold-weather eats. Sometimes, though, we don’t invite these wonderful dishes to our Advent parties or Yule feasts.

Time to correct that…

Here are three recipes we enjoy when the weather gets wintry, and they’re not too plebian for the finest banquet:

Zuppa Etruscana
Shepherd’s Soup (Hirtensuppe)
Bierkäse Suppen

One Italian, two […]

Turnabout’s Fair: German Food in India?

I recently mentioned that I had eaten a nice curry dish while flying to India on Lufthansa, the German airline. Well, it seems turnabout’s fair play. Last evening I enjoyed an authentic German meal here in Hyderabad, with a hint of Oktoberfest provided, and in the company of a truly international cast of characters.

It was […]

Welcome to India: Lamb Masala and German Beer

For the first time, I found out it’s possible for me to get bored in an airport.

I know you might find that odd. Your experience is probably more typical; all airports are boring. But I love travel and flying, and I avidly watch all sorts of mechanisms that fly. It was a shock to me, […]