Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

Eating Germany: weisswurst, marzipan pig porn, and anchovy bologna

Share   You wanna know why I like Germany? Germans have a deep respect for history. In Frankfurt, for example, there are magnificent statues of the city’s greatest historical figures, including this guy:   More importantly, German pigs seem to be unusually delicious. I’ll be honest: growing up in the Midwest, I frequently ate my face […]

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Eating Iceland: domestic lawsuit pending

Share   As nearly any transatlantic traveler knows, Icelandair is kind of awesome. The fares are cheap, and you can arrange a stopover in beachy Iceland for no additional charge. Plus, Icelandair’s seat-back screens show awesome things, like images of Yule cats, humongous beasts who eat misbehaving Icelanders before Christmas:   On our way home […]

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#118b Sardinia!

Share   It’s a (pseudo-)scientifically proven fact that Americans actually like Italian food more than they like American food, and that’s exactly why I don’t usually write about it. It’s not that I don’t love Italian food. What sort of goofball doesn’t freaking love good Italian food? But tons of journalists, chefs, and bloggers spend their lives […]

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#75b Lithuania: Glendale bacon brunch

Share   The Baltic countries have provided an interesting trio of experiences during the course of my project. I had an absolute blast at a Latvian community center called the DV House – where I ate an outstanding, hearty holiday meal with a fleet of friendly Latvians — and at the New York Estonian House, where I ate […]

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#137 Macedonia: cheese wrapped in chicken wrapped in bacon…

Share   There’s only one thing that you really need to know about Balkanika, a Macedonian-owned restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen: they serve cheese wrapped in chicken wrapped in bacon. It’s sort of like something you would use to tease a dog, except that it’s totally real and totally amazing.   Balkanika is part of a […]

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