By Kate Washington

Kate Washington is a freelance writer based in northern California. She has two young daughters who request songs from The Sound of Music more than any other movie (yes, even Frozen.)

  1. 1. Crisp Apple Strudels: Clearly the best thing on the list, though I have to say that the third-to-last cook we had in our Salzburg home made far better apple strudels than any I’ve tasted since. Sadly, Frau Gensler hated whistles, marching, and frogs, and she up and quit on us with no notice. It is so hard to find reliable help these days. Our last cook, Frau Jurgen, made merely acceptable strudels, though when…

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