Happy New Year (Czech and German Style) from ATFT!

A Happy New Year message with some interesting Czech and German traditions plus an apple strudel recipe and links to raclette, hot mulled wine and much more!

NEW BOOK: Photos for No Apparent Reason (PFNAR) 2015!

Announcing my latest book: Photos for No Apparent Reason 2015! This glossy coffee-table photography book contains all the Photos for No Apparent Reason at the end of each blog post from 2015. Forty-eight full-color photos and all the details about each one is available for sale now!

Historic Lutz, FL, Train Station – and new subscription method!

Before we get to the train station photos:

I’m super-excited to announce a new subscription method for this blog! It’s a higher-tech system than the old one and will serve both me and you better. Look at the top of the sidebar on the right just beside this post and you’ll see the new subscription form.

Please fill out the form and subscribe via the new system, even if you already receive the posts or notifications in the old way. The old way will be discontinued soon, and I don’t want you to miss a single post. read more

Radi, the German Radish They Eat with Beer

Curly-cut radishes - they call them Radi at Oktoberfest in Germany, and their salty goodness is the perfect accompaniment to beer. You can make them at home with a vegetable spiral-cutter and little else. They are delicious as well as raw vegan, gluten-free, non-dairy and all that other healthy stuff.

My Newest Book, “A Travel for Taste: Germany”, is Now Available for Sale!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American peeps! And just in time for Black Friday, my newest book is available for sale online! I’m hoping that it will save you a shopping trip or two since you can buy it with a couple of clicks.

Here’s what it looks like on the outside:

Isn’t it handsome?? I’m so proud of it. In addition to the recipes and cooking tips, it’s filled with travel stories, culture and history I’ve come to know by living in Bavaria. Plus I’ve got many of my photos in there, too. I especially dig the photo of the potatoes on the back cover (pun intended). read more