About Judy –

A traveler without a destination, a scholar without a degree, Judy is perfectly content to follow her meandering path only in anticipation of what turning the next corner may reveal. Born in Germany, raised in Louisiana, with pit-stops in New York, Chicago, Seattle and Austin.  Like her interests, Judy’s jobs are varied: flight attendant, pastry chef, travel agent, stationery importer, preschool teacher, bartender and lifestyle columnist.  From 2011-2014 she lived with her husband and four daughters in southern Belgium, where she spent every free moment tracing Josephine Bonaparte, M.F.K Fisher, Auguste Escoffier and Julia Child’s footsteps.

Judy lives in Wiesbaden, Germany and continues to write a monthly column for SHAPE Community Life Magazine, a publication serving the NATO community in Mons, Belgium.  When her apron isn’t dusted with flour and she’s not butchering the German language, she can be found with her nose behind a food memoir, studying wine (WSET Level 3), working on two manuscripts or roaming the nooks and crannies of Wiesbaden in search of beauty and grace…

Contact: judymerhar@gmail.com

Instagram: @JudyRaeMerhar

Judy’s other websites: Pinstripes & Parchment and  Mincing Words Abroad

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