A typical German main dish has the components: Meat, potatoes (carbs) and a vegetable side. Red Cabbage is a frequent side for a Sunday roast but if you think of it as a sour, crunchy thing from a store bought jar or can, then you’ve never had authentic German red cabbage, made from scratch! Continue reading
Germany is devided about potato salad, seriously! There is the “South German Potato Salad” (or Munich Potato Salad) with a vinaigrette and the “Berlin Potato Salad” with mayo – and most people like only one of both. Not so me. I love both versions. But if you live in the South of the US, you might want to do the “Berlin” version in the hot season, since it has not mayo and therefor no health risk. Continue reading
OK, here is my funny – and quite embarrassing story about Grünkohl:
I love the summer and when fall comes around the corner the only thing that cheers me up about it is the pumpkin season. But it’s not about any pumpkin, it’s about a very special one and in Germany we call it “Hokaido pumpkin” while here it seems to be called “Red Kuri“. This Red Kuri has a better taste than any other pumpkin and tends to be a little sweet with a slightly tart note … Continue reading
Originally “Gulasch” comes from Hungary. Well, Germany is in the middle of Europe, so we get all kinds of delicious recipes from our neighbors and their neighbors.
I can imagine that some younger Germans believe that Gulasch is traditionally German, since it is so common on our dinner table. Every family has their own alternation of the recipe, some cook it more spicy hot, others add vegetable or add more fluid and make it a “Gulasch Soup” … Continue reading
Red Fruit “Jelly” is not really what this is, but the translation suggested it and I couldn’t come up with something better. Jelly is kind of solid while this desert’s consistency is more like a soft pudding. Continue reading