Traditional Bavarian Weißwurst

by California Globetrotter Weißwurst. Photo copyright dpa Bavarians are proud to eat their Weißwurst – a soft white sausage usually eaten for breakfast with a salted pretzel and a glass of beer. There is a saying that the sausages should never hear the chime of the 12 o’clock bells, therefore, they are to [...]

By |July 30th, 2015|Food, General|Comments Off on Traditional Bavarian Weißwurst

German Comfort Food

by Nadia Hassani Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany “Do you want to come over for plum dumplings?”, I asked my friend Gabriele last week after I found a bag of Italian plums in the freezer that I had bought at a farm stand in late summer specifically to make those dumplings. Of course [...]

By |March 19th, 2015|Food, General|Comments Off on German Comfort Food

German Cuisine: Carnival Delights

by Nadia Hassani Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany With carnival last week in Germany, and the cold weather, I felt like indulging in some deep-fried treats. These pastries from southern Germany are called Nonnenfürzchen or Nonnenfürzle. If you understand German, never mind the name, it does not mean what you think. It is based on [...]

By |February 26th, 2015|Food, General, German Culture|Comments Off on German Cuisine: Carnival Delights

The German Supermarket Experience…When You’ve Just Arrived in Germany

by Melissa Alvarado Photo via Raumrot A week had passed since I arrived in Germany, back in June. I was pretty tired of eating out, and I wanted to cook something at home or at least have food in my fridge. So, as anybody would do, I went to the supermarket. I know! [...]

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German Cuisine: Making Eierlikör

by Nadia Hassani Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany On my yearly visits to Germany I realize how the once familiar becomes unfamiliar, which often leads to funny situations. A few years ago I wanted to bake an American cheesecake. At the grocery store I paced up and down the cooler section several times [...]

By |December 18th, 2014|Food, General|1 Comment

Spoonfuls of Germany: The Truth About Hänsel and Gretel

by Nadia Hassani Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany We had several inches of snow at Thanksgiving. Our house with its lit windows created a winter wonderland look – like the gingerbread house in Hänsel and Gretel. It put me in the mood to make a gingerbread house. As I looked through recipes and [...]

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German Cuisine: Holiday Bread

by Nadia Hassani Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany Sweet German Christmas specialties are the only area that seems to be untouched and untainted by the stereotype surrounding German cuisine. Every Christmas season, German producers ship their goods all over the world, in wooden boxes and colorful metal tins embossed with winter village scenes. [...]

By |November 27th, 2014|Christmas, Food, General|Comments Off on German Cuisine: Holiday Bread