Well, my plans for blogging are never very quick in coming to fruition. So I am one week out from leaving Europe, and I am finally getting to do a post.
First, love the food here. Mmm... Everything has been very good. I love buying fruit from a fruit stand. The grocery store have some really good gluten free breads. I had some rolls yesterday that were like any roll I might eat with gluten in it. I have also had some amazing dairy-free gluten-free cookies. Of course, nothing is better than using marzipan in a confection. Sadly, many of the brands I have tried do not distribute in the US.
I found one vegan cafe that does dairy-free food, and they offer gluten-free bread and kuchen (cake). I hope to stop there once more before leaving Cologne. The baguette I had was amazing; and it was gluten-free.
I have not been able to cook here, since I have been living in a hostel without kitchen facilities for guests. So I either buy random things at the store to eat as a meal, or I go out. I end up having things like cold falafel and a bell pepper (eaten like an apple) if I do the store, or I go to a Thai place I found that is affordable.
I have enjoyed many traditional foods here too. I will miss being here, but I will be glad to be home where I can cook a proper meal myself.