Munich not in the guidebooks: manhole covers, the White Rose rebellion, Nazi history center, Museum of Casts of Classical Sculptures, and more!
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, back and front:
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).
“Traditional food of any region is integral to its culture, and so it is with Bavaria, Germany’s southernmost state, and Franconia in the north of Bavaria.
American writer and photographer Karren Doll Tolliver is an avid home cook, and she has collected numerous family recipes from real-life home cooks in Germany. Here she presents their recipes, variations and insider techniques.
Drawing from her years of living in Germany, Karren describes local cultural points, history and language through personal stories that provide a tradition-rich framework for each dish.
Do carnivals in the States even have real ponies anymore?Of course there was a little Gasthaus and Biergarten just outside the fair:
Hope you enjoyed the trip to the Auer Dult. I could have spent a million Euros there. But I’m going back the next time with lots of money in my pocket!
Photo for No Apparent Reason:
We weren’t allowed to take photos inside the castle, unfortunately, but I snuck one of the view from the window up there:
The interior of the castle is NOTHING like the exterior. It’s very dark and dramatic, though richly decorated. Ludwig II was a big fan of Richard Wagner, the opera composer. Each room in the castle has the theme of one of the operas. For example, the throne room had images from Siegfried. And it was awesome, especially the giant, crown-shaped chandelier, complete with glass “jewels”. However, the room had no actual throne. Kind Ludwig II died before the castle was complete so there was never a need for a throne there. They opened the castle as a tourist attraction within six weeks of his death. Too soon?