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WARM YOUR SPIRIT WITH CLASSIC MULLED WINE THIS THIRSTY THURSDAY

Mulled Wine

Glögg in the Nordic regions, glühwein in Germany, weihnachtspunsch in Austria. Wherever your Christmas spirit roams this Thirsty Thursday, traditional mulled wine will keep you warm and feeling festive. Beyond the rich and spicy sweet flavor, the aromas will fill your home and kitchen with the scent of the seasonal markets found along Europe’s rivers…

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SCENES OF THE SEASON: GLITTERING EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS

European Christmas Markets

There’s something in the air, something other than the perfectly formed crystals of softly falling snow. Something other than the aroma of spiced mulled wine and freshly baked gingerbread and schnitzel. Or even the refrains of carolers set against classical symphonies. This “something” is intangible, indescribable and simply magical. And it’s found throughout the aisles and ice rinks and cobbled walks of traditional European Christmas markets…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: GRANDPA SCHULTZ’S SWEDISH COOKIES

Jon Ashton Grandpa Schultz's Swedish Cookies

This week’s featured dish echoes, both, Chef Jon Ashton’s “cookie of the day” served whenever he sails with Crystal and warm memories from his wife, Erica’s (you know her as Mrs. Spielberg) family heritage. As we are all one Crystal Family, Erica’s family recipe is now your family recipe and the perfect sweet complement to any holiday feast…

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A FEW OF CHEF JON ASHTON’S FAVORITE THINGS TO PREP YOUR KITCHEN

Chef Jon Ashton

Nearly every Sunday since April, many of our Crystal Family members have come together over food, just as we have so many times aboard our favorite ships. The “host” of these shared feasts has been Chef Jon Ashton, who has also been part of the Crystal Family for many years. This week, Chef Jon is sharing some of his top picks for properly prepping your kitchen…

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IF THESE PEOPLE HAD GIVEN UP, WE WOULDN’T BE SIPPING MOSCOW MULES THIS WEEK

Moscow Mule

Throughout history, great things have come from creative, resourceful people with determination not to give up. The fortitude of three such people has brought us this week’s cocktail, as one invention brought from Russia met its match in Los Angeles. The Moscow Mule not only represents the dedication of entrepreneurial minds, it’s also delicious. Mix your own this evening and toast to teamwork, great ideas and chilled afternoon cocktails aboard Crystal ships…

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