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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A Taste of the Middle East:Vegan Shawarma Recipe

  I don’t normally accept guest posts on ESBT but when I started this ‘travel from home’ recipe section at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it took off more than I expected too. I guess I’m not the only one cooking more from home! Now, I love to cook and experiment but I’m no…

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Nanaimo Bar Recipe: A Classic Canadian Dessert

My mom and I make nanaimo bars every Christmas. It’s been our tradition for as long as I remember and despite the fact that these are one of my all-time favourite desserts, for some reason, I always associate them with Christmas. Which means, usually, I only make them once a year. This year at Christmas…

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