Faschingskrapfen, Germany’s Filled Mardi Gras Jelly Donuts for Karneval

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: Join me in trial-and-error and eventual success making the traditional pastry for Germany's Mardi Gras, called Karneval or Fasching: Krapfen, or filled donuts. Made of yeast dough, they are fried and filled with apricot or rose hip jam. You can make them yourself with this recipe! I've included a little history and language notes, too.

Santa Giulia Wine Estate, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: A visit to the best winery of the trip: little Santa Giulia in Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy. In addition to the DOCG brunello, their IGT rosso was the best - not to mention the homemade pasta with meat ragu sauce and top-notch local pecorino and the farm's meat specialties, capicola, prosciutto and lombo.

Ingolstadt, Germany — After-Audi Sightseeing

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2013: After visiting the Audi Forum automobile museum in Bavaria, Germany, a small trip to the historic downtown of Ingolstadt. Views of the Cross Tower, a Greek meal, a step into the Cathedral of Our Lady

Raclette, Europe’s Cheesy, Sociable Feast

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2015: Charming traditional Swiss and German New Year's Eve recipe: raclette, a melted-cheese delight! Informal for friends and family, in the same manner as fondue. Each guests melts their own portion on a cozy winter evening.

Nuremberg Christmas Market, Germany

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2011: A tour of the famous German Christmas market in Nuremberg. Complete with bratwurst, Gluhwein and a side trip to the Marriage Carousel fountain based on a poem by native son Hans Sachs.

Munich’s Christmas Tram + Egg Nog Recipe

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: A ride on Munich's Christmas Tram (ChristkindlTram), meeting St. Nickolaus (Germany's Santa Claus), plus my delicious homemade egg nog recipe. Merry Christmas!