There was no new recipe this week. In fact, there was practically no cooking at all. Last Saturday I began my first European Adventure! It is not as exciting as it sounds considering it was for business but I did get to take a trip to Ulm, Germany. I found it very difficult to be vegetarian in Germany; at least in Ulm, Germany. While many restaurants had at least one vegetarian option they often had cheese or some kind of cream sauce.
I admit I am not exactly a world traveler and the language barrier also complicated matters. A further complication was the business factor; most dinners were team dinners after long days of work meetings and the restaurants were pre-selected to give a true German experience to the visiting colleagues. This limited my ability to research restaurants and plan my trip with dietary restrictions in mind.
Upon arrival my North American colleagues and I ate at an Italian restaurant in the town (I have wonderful colleagues who were very intent on finding someplace I would be able to eat); I had a lovely penne arrabiata. A few more local successes included a dish of assorted vegetarian cakes at Drei Kannen
and an asparagus pesto penne at Ratskeller. It did have some shaved parmesan but I was so hungry I went with it. The asparagus was a bit different than I’m used to in the US. It was much thicker and seemed to have a bit less flavor.
It was a long week and an exhausting trip but Ulm is a beautiful area if you ever happen to be on a journey through Germany.
New Recipes Made This Week: 0
New Recipe Tally 2013: 69