Tag: Alsace

Street Food, Basel
Normally you would arrive in Basel hungry for Fondue or Toblerone, not Pad Thai and Argentine steak. If that is the case, however, you can get your fix of the world food scene in the Markthalle beside the main SBB station. If, like us, you arrive on a Sunday when...
Chez L'Oncle Freddy, Strasbourg
Wandering around the beautiful Petite France area, you have a grand selection of restaurants and Winstubs (Wine Cellars, kind of like an Alsatian pub). One of these, situated on the tip of the Petite France, is Chez L’Oncle Freddy. A relatively new addition to the Strasbourg dining scene. We had...
Le Marche Couvert, Colmar
Colmar does feel like a market town. As we strolled through the town’s enchanting web of cobbled streets, we came across a rather unique market containing livestock and products that the majority of that livestock were destined to end up as. If the cute bunnies and quacking ducks are...
La Petite France, Strasbourg
If you’re coming to Strasbourg for anything, chances are it’s this place. La Petite France is like a film set. A beautiful arrangement of Germanic buildings set alongside the flowing rivers and canals, it’s a photographers dream. Oh it gets better - you can eat here too. In amongst...
Colmar to Strasbourg train
We arrived at quite possibly the worst and luckiest time in French rail history. Planned strikes by disgruntled staff at the SNCF, France’s premier rail company, had brought the whole rail network to a standstill in the weeks before and after our trip. Here’s where the luck comes in...
Appart'hôtel Odalys La Rose d'Argent, Colmar
Avenue d’Alsace, angle 1 rue Grillenbreit, 68000 Colmar, France While in Colmar, we decided to stay somewhere that we rarely choose to - an apart hotel. The advantage of an apart hotel is that you not only get a standard room with all the usual bits and pieces but...
The little tourist train of Colmar
City tours can be expensive, especially guided tours. If you have trouble walking or generally can’t be bothered then there is a superb alternative that still allows you to view the town of Colmar in all its glory. The Little Tourist Train of Colmar is, in fact, two trains....
Maison des Têtes, Colmar
  At one of the most famous buildings in Colmar sits an equally famous restaurant. The Maison des Tetes restaurant came to light back in the late 80’s when bon viveur Keith Floyd strode into the kitchen. On that occasion Floyd succeeded in welding a traditional liver dumpling recipe to...

Kugelhopf

Kugelhopf
Kugelhopf is the halfway point between a bread and a cake with roots thought to be from Alsace in France and also Upper Austria. A yeast based cake flavoured with raisins and almonds it’s often enjoyed alongside a cup of coffee. For this recipe you will need a large...