Planning a culinary vacation to Europe?

Looking for easy and delicious globally-inspired dessert recipes?

You’re in the right place! Hi, I’m Cate, a former “expat” with a life-long global heart and a huge sweet tooth.

If you like travel and sweet treats, you’ll love the International Desserts Blog! I share my best travel tips and experiences, cultural insights, and delicious recipes.

Cate in the Netherlands

I’m smiling because I’d just had a really good Dutch apple pastry.
And who doesn’t love oversized Dutch clogs? 🙂

Whether it’s German quark cheesecake, English scones slathered in jam and clotted cream or a simple bowl of fresh berries with a sprinkling of vanilla sugar, I love dessert.

I also love to travel and do so as often as I can. I’ve spent the most time in Europe – I lived in Germany for some of my teens and 20s (and then taught German in the US for several years). My work in international education has taken me to  South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Australia, and around North America. My husband is my favorite travel partner but I’m also perfectly happy to grab my backpack and hit the road solo a couple times a year.

When I travel, I love exploring the local culture through food, especially a country’s sweet treats. When I’m not traveling, I feed my global heart by recreating scrumptious international desserts in my own little kitchen in North Carolina.

Be sure to grab my free European Christmas Cookies ebook and check out my Food Travel Guides! Get the inside scoop on what to eat in Amsterdam, Budapest, and more.

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More of IDB & Cate

How to Make German Quark (MarocMama)

Day Trip to Montenegro: Our Day Trip from Dubrovnik to Cetinje (Chasing the Donkey)

How to Make Brazilian Brigadeiros (Wandering Educators)

International Desserts with Cate Brubaker – Ep #53 (The Preheated Podcast)

13 Hottest Summer Destinations in Europe (Arzo Travels)

Europe’s Interesting Cemeteries (Legging It)

It’s a Salad, Salad World: Around the Globe in 10 Salads (Where is Your Toothbrush)

Prague First Timer’s Guide (Passing Thru)

Best Traditional Desserts Around the World (The Sweet Wanderlust)

Best Beer Snack – Germany (A Social Nomad)

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Get 10 traditional EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS COOKIE recipes in my free e-cookbook!

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