Hi, I’m Katie, a cook, family traveler and lover of all things Europe.
Europe is cobblestone streets leading to classic dishes and exciting modern European food.
In cooking and eating Old World recipes, we can explore history and time-tested cooking techniques.
My German heritage and travels in Europe inspired this blog, and I hope to share the stories behind each dish with you.
KatieA 30-something with a passion for old cookbooks, fluffy dogs and anything with sugar. I like to discover new ingredients, hand-wash dishes and plan cool itineraries.
JaceThe husband, a smart tech guy who gets us in and out of adventures. He’s a dreamer who always takes the scenic route.
RoseA six-year-old with her own opinions. Dancer, singer, knock-knock joke teller. Still waiting for the trip to Hawaii.
Traditional European Food and Family Travel in Europe
My childhood holidays were filled with German traditions carried on by my grandma, who immigrated to California after the war: Tender Weisswurst sausages with hot mustard, cucumber salad, and chocolate-covered Lebkuchen on Christmas Eve.
Traveling in Europe took my interest in the Old World to a new level. My husband, daughter and I:
Dined and slept in the real Sleeping Beauty Castle (Dornroeschenschloss) in the Reinhard Forest in Germany.
A fall day in Sababurg at the Sleeping Beauty Castle
Sipped aquavit with Swedish meatballs and fresh lingonberries in Stockholm.
Discovered the depth of flavor in a traditional Beef Bourguignon after a day of exploring Burgundy’s vineyards.
Tried our tastebuds on pickled herring and dill on smørrebrød (Danish open-faced sandwiches) from Øl and Brød in Copenhagen.
Ate and drank our way through the tapas bars of Barcelona, an eating frenzy that started with jamón ibérico and champagne, moved to paella and ended with sweets from La Boqueria.
Marzipan fruits and jellies at La Boqueria
Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy cooking Old World Taste with me!
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