This week was Serious Eat’s annual cookie swap, a fabulous tradition of serious sharing of sugar and spice. It felt only fitting to bring a sweet that reflected Clara’s presence on the site, and so, in honor of Market Tours, we brought two cookies inspired by December’s posts: German and Spanish. In honor of Stammtisch Pork Store and Imports, we made lebkuchen. We had a … Continue reading serious eats cookie swap.
We spent the last two weeks working our way east across Europe. Stepkids had a tour that ended in Lisbon and vvitalny had a performance in Warsaw ten days later. With a little luck and some family members well-positioned for visiting, we were on our way, each step taking us deeper into our stock of warm winter weather wear. From pastéis de belém to pretzels … Continue reading lisbon. munich. warsaw.
*note: this entry updated in Dec 2012. In Munich a few weeks back, our (American) friend and Clara’s (German) uncle got into a to-us-ridiculous debate about whether gingerbread was lebkuchen. Elizabeth maintained it was; Eckhart was adamant it wasn’t. We were at the holiday market in Marienplatz, poking through cookie cutters, and had come across some tiny gingerbread men (we bought ourselves a wooden owl … Continue reading lebkuchen.