Holiday & Christmas Desserts From Around the World

German Christmas Stollen

‘Tis the season to be jolly and a guaranteed way to be jolly is to eat delicious holiday treats. Most of us have our own special holiday recipes we only bake at this time of year. Sometimes they are family recipes and other times they are tied to our culture or country. One of the…

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Authentic Gluhwein Recipe from an Austrian Chef

Gluhwein recipe

I’ve made it no secret about how much I love European Christmas Markets, especially those in Germany and Austria. I have a million reasons why but I’d be lying if I said that the gluhwein wasn’t one of them. Which is funny, because back in 2011, when I first visited European Christmas markets, I didn’t…

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The Salzburg Krampus Run: A Unique Christmas Tradition

Salzburg Krampus Run

When I was travelling around Europe for the Christmas Markets I expected to see plenty of Santas and maybe a few elves and reindeer. What I didn’t expect to find was a giant, hairy, devil-looking creature known as Krampus; essentially a Christmas demon who has his own celebration called Krampusnacht or Krampus Run. This event…

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Experience the Magic of Paris at Christmas with These Festive Ideas

Paris at Christmas

I love Paris and I love Christmas, so getting to see Paris at Christmas was pretty, well, magical. I’m no stranger to exploring Europe during the Christmas season. After all, Europe’s Christmas markets are basically my version of Disneyworld. But, there’s something about the way that Paris does the Christmas season. It’s just that little…

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