The Authoritative Guide to German Foods and Cuisine

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At the beach of Kühlungsborn, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

The Summer Scoopgelato

With the increasing temperatures, nothing cools down better than a smooth, creamy, and cold bowl of ice cream. Have you ever tried Fürst Pückler Ice Cream Torte (with chocolate, strawberry and vanilla flavors)? Or Marzipan Ice Cream?  You can easily make them yourself. Homemade ice cream creations are much cooler than store-bought  (pun intended). Let’s celebrate National Ice Cream Month with flavorful homemade recipes,  fun facts and ideas of how to add German flare to American creations. Also, discover the best rated ice cream stores (gelaterias) in North America and Germany …  » read more…

Savoring at the Baltic SeashoreBeach at Kühlungsborn, Germany

While vacationing on the beaches of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (also called MeckPom), many treats await. Fresh Fischbrötchen (fish in a roll) stands align the shores and fill the air with delectable aromas. The famous Sanddorn (sea buckthorn berry) grows alongside the sand dunes and is a staple ingredient in many of the region’s food specialties. You also can find plenty of kale and potato dishes. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel was born in this beautiful Baltic Sea state, as was famed 18th century writer Theodore Fontane.  Indulge in the food, politics and prose from this area….. » read more…

Keep Calm & Veg OutSesame Spatzle Salad

Kale anyone? In Germany, as in the USA, vegan and vegetarian lifestyles have been expanding, despite the stereotypical view of meat- and potato-loving Germans. Restaurants and supermarkets all over Germany have added vegetarian dishes and products to their menus or assortment to cater to the 7+ million people in Germany following a vegetarians diet. For those German food fans who prefer meatless dishes, we have compiled a collection of vegetarian dishes with a German culinary touch, including spaetzle salad, red cabbage orange salad and more. Guten Appetit … » read more…