Pumpkin spice up your life

By Laura Kohler

Love it or hate it: it’s fall, which means it’s pumpkin spice time! Made famous originally by the eponymous Starbucks latte, it’s now used to flavor all manner of products. Everything from Cheerios to Baileys, to wine, yogurt and even marshmallow Peeps are being produced with “pumpkin spice” flavor. But what is it really? Continue reading “Pumpkin spice up your life”

A short history of the Wiesn

By Laura Kohler

The very first Wiesn took place in October of 1810. That first Wiesn was very different than the Volksfest we know today; it was a week of celebrations in the city of Munich held in honor of the wedding of Ludwig of Bayern and Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The Theresienwiese, and its nickname “Wiesn”, takes its name from this princess. Continue reading “A short history of the Wiesn”

An Eggscellent Eggspose: Eggs Eggsplained

By Laura Kohler

Open any carton of eggs in Germany and you’ll find yourself faced with the reality of where eggs come from: chicken butts. Often dotted with feathers or droppings, the eggs are a far cry from their glistening white counterparts that fill American supermarket coolers. But there’s a good reason for this! Continue reading “An Eggscellent Eggspose: Eggs Eggsplained”