Category: German Food & Recipes

German Wine

German Wine

Germany is one of the world’s longest-established wine producing countries. Vineyards have been found in the country’s western region, along the Rhine River, since the days of the Ancient Romans. Today, Germany is number eight among the world’s largest wine-producing nations, creating over 1.2 billion bottles of wine per year. Germany’s wine-producing history dates back […]

German Beer

German beer

As with so many of Germany’s industries, German beer is produced with the finest in craftsmanship and to the highest standards. In fact, Germans took their beer so seriously that they created the world’s oldest food law, Reinheitsgebot, which decreed that German beer could be made with nothing other than water, hops and malt. Though […]

Spaetzle Recipe

Ingredients 3 cups flour 4 eggs 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg (optional) 1 1/2 tsp. Salt 1 quart cold water   Directions Stir flour, eggs, salt and 1/2 cup of water. Beat until batter is smooth and no longer sticks to the spoon. Add water as needed.  The spaetzle dough can be firm enough to be rolled […]

Brotknoedel Recipe

Ingredients 4 Kaiser rolls, thinly sliced Breadcrumbs as needed 2 eggs A few stems of finely chopped parsley 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbsp. butter Salt & Pepper Directions Soak rolls in lukewarm milk for 1/2 hour. Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix well.  If mixture is too wet add some breadcrumbs. Shape into […]

Jägerschnitzel Recipe

Ingredients 2 lb. boneless pork or veal cutlets 2 beaten eggs 1 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup flour Oil, i.e. Olive oil 500 g. sliced mushrooms Pepper Salt 1/2 tsp. paprika 300g. sour cream 200g. liquid whip cream lemon juice 2 tbsp instant gravy powder flavor enhancer Directions Meat: Flatten the cutlets with a meat […]

Traditional German Christmas Food

The “Classics” 1. Christstollen or Weihnachtsstollen  – A dry cake shaped like a loaf of bread filled with marzipan and raisins and covered with powder sugar. You can find this bread in any supermarket in Germany during the Christmas season. 2. Lebkuchen (Gingerbread) – Served in all different shapes, sizes and toppings. 3. Weihnachtsgebaeck (Christmas […]