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Christmas Traditions in Europe

December 26, 2020

Buon Natale, Joyeux Noël, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Fröhliche Weihnachten Winter is a wonderful time to visit to truly immerse yourself in the culture of Christmas. Glühwein or Glögg? Gingery Lebkuchen or torrone? The festive period, and the season of Christmas markets, is upon us. Large or small, each market reflects the culture of the…

How to make cheese soufflé

How to make a Cheese Soufflé

December 17, 2020

Golden, airy and fluffy like a cloud, here is the undisputed king of all soufflés: the cheese soufflé, Soufflé au fromage in French, a purely French artistic performance. WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF SOUFFLÉ? The soufflé has a very specific origin in the history of gastronomy, that started in France in the first half of…

Wine regions of Italy, France, Spain & Portugal

December 15, 2020

Europe is the home of great wine. Countless wineries offer tastings and tours across hundreds of regions across the continent and you could easily spend the rest of your life wandering from one tasting room to another. But when your time in Europe is limited, you have to be more selective. Here are just A…

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About French Cheeses

December 14, 2020

If you’re traveling to France and you like cheese (who doesn’t?), it’s helpful to read a guide to French cheese that will help you determine which varieties to try. It’s not uncommon to feel little overwhelmed by choice in your quest for indulging in French cheese. Particularly, when entering into a fromagerie (cheese shop). Different French…

Your guide to Le Creuset

December 14, 2020

Everything you need to know about the famed French cookware brand. While you may think yourself indifferent when it comes to the tools you use in the kitchen, talk to a Le Creuset super fan like myself and you’ll hear a different story. Famed for its colorful cast-iron collections that seemingly defy the test of…

All about French Viennoiseries

December 13, 2020

An estimated 12 million French people go to their boulangerie (bakery) every day.  But what do they buy there?  Baguettes (in many different varieties) are still the top-seller – the French really do love and eat them as much as stereotypes suggest.  But among other boulangerie staples are viennoiseries, pastries like palmiers, pains au lait, and the iconic croissants and pains au chocolat. Let’s take a mouthwatering…

What are pâtisserie, boulangerie & viennoiserie?

December 13, 2020

Pâtisserie, boulangerie, and viennoiserie – in the culinary world, you need to know what these commonly used French terms mean. What is pâtisserie? Pâtisserie is used to describe French pastries and the pastry shop they are sold in. Although the word is used quite liberally in English-speaking countries, in France and Belgium the law restricts its use…

how to make pasta amatriciana

How to make Pasta Amatriciana

December 11, 2020

Simple and flavorful, bucatini all’amatriciana is named for the small town of Amatrice, located about an hour northeast of Rome. Bucatini, a long and hollow pasta, perfectly picks up the simple sauce, which is perfectly balanced with spicy chili, sharp Pecorino Romano cheese, sweet-tart tomato sauce and rich guanciale (cured pork cheek). Like bacon and…

Hadrian's villa

The Hidden Gems of Italy’s Lazio Region

December 8, 2020

Among all of the top most visited cities in Italy is Rome, which of course simply cannot be missed especially for a first time visitor to Italy. At Travels with Audrey we certainly understand the need to visit the places you have heard so much about and for good reason. Its rich history can be…

Amateur podcast on Friuli

Travel to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy – Amateur Traveler Episode #723

September 28, 2020

My husband Manlio and I recently were invited to do a podcast with Chris for an Amateur Traveler episode #723 discussing travel in my husband’s region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Enjoy! Travel to Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy – Amateur Traveler Episode 723 Related Posts: Friuli Venezia photosA Guide to Friuli Venezia GiuliaItinerary for Friuli Venezia…

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