About Recipes from Europe

Recipes from Europe is about celebrating food, family, and culture. This site is about sharing recipes for European dishes that we have grown up with and also trying out some new ones. Food is one gateway through which to gain an understanding of a country or region – and we think exploring Europe this way is fascinating.

We’re Lisa and Eric – a German and a Canadian/Hungarian, respectively. We’re travelers (we met in Europe), we’re European (Lisa was born and raised in Germany, Eric has deep Eastern European roots), and we have a passion for food from different European countries.

We both grew up eating recipes prepared by our parents and grandparents. We’re no strangers to a bowl of Hungarian goulash or a plate of Klöße mit Rouladen (potato dumplings with rolled and filled beef)!

European recipes change as they are passed between families, generations, neighboring countries, and even continents. That’s why there are hundreds of ways to make cabbage rolls!

On our website, you’ll find lots of authentic versions of dishes, but not all of the recipes are strictly “traditional”. Besides, it can be fun to experiment with flavors.

Whatever your motivations for visiting – to whip up a great dish, to get inspired by another country’s cuisine, or to revive an old family favorite – we hope that you enjoy your time on our website.

Guten Appetit (German for “Enjoy your meal”)!

Meet Our Team

Meet the people responsible for bringing Recipes from Europe to life. From the website founders to our European recipe contributors, it takes a small team to bring you quality European recipes.

This website wouldn’t be possible without their knowledge, expertise, and passion for sharing their country or region’s food, flavors, language, and culture.

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Lisa Wychopen

Co-Founder, Editor, Contributor for German Recipes

Born and raised in Germany, Lisa is the founder and main recipe developer for Recipes From Europe. As the author of two successful food blogs (see our sister site Simply Air Fryer), she is often measuring ingredients, trying out new flavor combos, or snapping photos of her food creations. Her passion for German recipes – particularly from Bavaria – shines through in our home and on this website.

Eric Wychopen

Co-Founder, Editor, Contributor for Hungarian Recipes

Eric is the co-founder and editor of Recipes From Europe. Eric was born in Canada, but both sides of his family originate from parts of Europe (Hungary and Ukraine). Having lived, worked, and travelled all over Europe, he retraced his roots to get Hungarian citizenship. As the content editor, his writing and editing skills bring the words and the photos of the recipes to life.

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Yuliia Stsepeleva

Contributor for Ukrainian & Russian Recipes

Yuliia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and general food enthusiast. Yuliia was born in Ukraine and lived in Eastern Ukraine, close to Russia, for many years. Her experience makes her very familiar with both Ukrainian and Russian cuisine. She now lives in England but still enjoys cooking Ukrainian dishes for her family.

Alba Luna Meyer

Contributor for Spanish Recipes

Born and raised in the Southeast of Spain, Alba is a photographer and a foodie. Always hungry for new flavors and recipes, but with a big passion for traditional recipes that speak about roots and family. You can always find her talking about food, photographing it, or cooking! Obviously, she is team “tortilla de patatas con cebolla”.

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Stefani Stefovska

Contributor for Greek & Balkan Recipes

Born and raised in North Macedonia, Stefani started cooking from a very young age. Her family passed down their love for food and cooking together with many traditional Balkan and Greek recipes.

Kimberley Asante

Contributor for Dutch Recipes

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Kimberley loves cooking Dutch recipes. She got her love for cooking from both of her parents, who raised her to cook everything from scratch.