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Welcome to the Jager Food & Travel Blog!
We are so glad you found us.

Old JagerFoods website

Old JagerFoods website circa 2008

JagerFoods originally started out as a Shiitake Mushroom Soup selling website. We gave up on the soup making several years ago, we just couldn’t make a go at it, and turned this site into our personal food and travel blog.

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Hi, we are Nick and Silke Jager, a married couple.

When we first met we realized we had at least 3 things in common.

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We love food!

Silke went to culinary school in Bad Kissingen, Germany, while Nick’s idea of a meal included a bowl, milk, and a box of cereal. With some coaxing and a little encouragement Silke was able to bring him out of his single bachelor ways and think of cooking as an art form rather than a chore.

Finding recipes that work and are easy to make are big on our list now, while Silke is always up to the challenge of trying to prepare foods that are off the beaten path. Between the two of us we’ve gathered a variety of different recipes.

Nick actually brought a map of Germany to our first date and a few months into our relationship we decided to take our first trip together. It was then that we discovered that we were excellent traveling companions.

We love to travel!

Since this first weekend, years ago, we’ve been on many road trips together. Near and far, on roads less traveled and to major cities. We’ve traveled by plane, train, boat and automobile.

We are now taking it a step further, we have downsized our belongings and are slowly trying to immerse ourselves into the Digital Nomads Lifestyle.

Travel tips from Nick and Silke Jager

Nick and Silke enjoying a Gondola ride

Finding new destinations and ways to get there are half the fun. We have absolutely no trouble spending half a day in a wayside coffee shop visiting with locals, discovering unique shops, hiking off the beaten path and of course trying new foods.

And last but not least, once we got married we were able to combine an extensive library.

We love to read!

We used to fill numerous large book shelves in several rooms, but are using our kindle and digital readers more and more now. We still have books on our night stands and on the back of the toilet. :)

We hope you will enjoy browsing our website and feel free to contact us, subscribe to our email notifications or leave a comment on the bottom of any of our articles.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Nick and Silke Jager

You can email us at contact [at] jagerfoods [dot] com or visit our contact page.

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JF History
Jager Foods Shiitake Soups were first created in 1985 by Pete and Sue Jager in Minnesota.

In 2007 Nick and Silke Jager created an online presence, unfortunately, a year later they had to stop producing the semi-famous Shiitake soups as well.

In the spirit of good food and the love to read, write and travel the website/blog lives on.

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