The World’s Best Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread Village

At the National Gingerbread House Competition, there are a few different categories including Adult, Teen, Youth, and Child. It seems remarkable, but it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between some of the adult entries and creations submitted by teens and youths.

In 2016, the winner of the Teen category was a group entry – an entire gingerbread village that was made by a high school club from Virginia. Not only did they create an amazingly detailed village scene, they also managed to make it look like the work of a single mind, rather than a collaboration.



Culture Palate: Dishes from Ukraine

Typically, Ukrainian dishes are hearty, filling, and made with a variety of cooking techniques. In one dish, it’s not uncommon for cooks to have to boil or fry multiple ingredients before they’re finished together in the oven or in a bubbling stew. If you’re visiting Ukraine, make sure to check out some of these dishes. If you get a chance to taste them in their ideal form, you can easily recreate them at home.

14 Ways to Screw Up an International Trip

There are countless things that could go wrong on an international trip, and many of them are out of your control. However, there’s possibly an equal number of ways to screw up your trip, and unfortunately no one to blame but yourself.

Love Holidays from Around the World

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it’s tempting to rail against the North American traditions that lead us to stress about dinner reservations and spend all our money on chocolates every February 14th. However, we’re not the only ones with elaborate holidays that celebrate love.