European Christmas Markets Will Capture Your Heart

As we are writing this from Florida, warmth and sunny skies deceive us into thinking Christmas isn’t far away. After 5 cold Christmas’ we’ve gotten used to the crisp air and just as the days become short and dreary, suddenly colorful lights appear and cute little wooden stalls are constructed. Yes, it’s time to be…

What is Irish Pudding? Ireland’s Famous Sausage

So what is Irish pudding, it certainly isn’t what might first come to mind when you think of pudding! There are two types of pudding commonly found in Ireland, white and black pudding. The white pudding typically consists of oatmeal, pork and spices, and is formed to make a sausage. Black pudding is essentially the same…

Hungarian Cuisine: Advice for Dining in Budapest

We were recently in Budapest and enjoyed a number of meals around town. Traditional Hungarian cooking is typically rich and meat-centric. There are some great deals to be found in Budapest, meals that would normally cost around 20 to 30 euro in Western Europe, will cost you around 10 euros. Tip on Ordering Wine in…