The Edeka Strawberry Stand in Parsberg is Open!

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I’m totally pumped that the Edeka Strawberry stand in Parsberg is open again for the season. Strawberries are one of life’s little pleasures for me, as I’m sure they are for lots of other families out there. Soon the strawberry patch in Parsberg will be open, too, but for now, … Continue reading

The Lamb Cake: A German Easter Tradition

Happy Easter from Germany! It’s Easter Sunday here in Bavaria, and we’ve had a weekend full of family, food, baking, and Easter egg-dying. Easter, and the renewal it represents, is my favorite part of the Christian calendar. Every year, I find myself thinking about how blessed I am by the … Continue reading

What’s in an Osterhase

A Sweet Osterhase MilliGFunk

I love trying out new things, so Easter season at German bakeries is a time that’s ripe with opportunities to indulge my curiosity. Easter is an important time in German culture, both socially and spiritually. Schools take a week off, and many families take a long vacation the week of Easter. Of … Continue reading

Norway’s Take on Our Favorite Little Candies: M&Ms

Norway's Own M&Ms are just M's. MilliGFunk

We all know and love M&M’s, but Norway has it’s own, shorter take on this global American sweet treat: The M’s. I’m always curious to see whether countries have their own big pre-packaged food brands, or whether they sell the same brands we know in the States. What I learned … Continue reading

Our First Meal in Norway

Our First Meal in Norway - MilliGFunk

We landed in Norway late on a Friday night in mid-January with our 11-month old daughter in tow. Both of our flights had been delayed, so we’d been traveling for more than twelve hours (at least three hours longer than we’d anticipated). Tired, hungry, and not sure what food options … Continue reading

How to Taste 39 German Beers in 8 Days

39 German Beers in 8 Days

Once upon a time, I promised I’d teach you how you, too, could taste 2o different kinds of German beer in 4 days or less. Well, my dear readers, I’m a fan of that whole “under promise and over deliver” concept of customer service, so today on MilliGFunk.com, I will … Continue reading

The Oldest Bratwurst Restaurant in the World

Zum Guldenen Stern, Nürnberg

One of my favorite restaurants in Germany is this historic wurst house in Nuremberg. Zum Gulden Stern’s history dates to around 1375, when the house where the restaurant stands was built. In the 1600s, Zum Gulden Stern was considered an upscale eating house. It was also granted permission to slaughter its … Continue reading

Augustiner am Platzl

In a city that’s famous for its beer, there are a few breweries that stand out above the rest. Augustiner Bräu in Munich is one of them. Augustiner beer originated in the Augustinen Brotherhood monastery in the 1300s, and the Augustiner brand has adapted with each new era: During WWII, … Continue reading

Kuhstall Cafe

Ten minutes east of Parsberg is a dairy farm with a twist: the loft of its barn has been converted into a dairy cafe. The Kuhstall Cafe (“the cowshed cafe”) has become one of my favorite local businesses to take friends to. The cafe’s loft looks out over the cows in the barn , and … Continue reading

A German Community BBQ

Friends invited us to meet them in their village on Sunday for a community BBQ. Not sure quite what to expect, we drove to Hörmannsdorf excited to find out what a German BBQ would be like. The village of Hörmannsdorf is small enough that our friends’ directions, which told us … Continue reading

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