The Authoritative Guide to German Foods and Cuisine

What’s a Turkey Without SidekickCGCC 56

Just like a hero can’t be a hero without his sidekick, a Turkey needs a well-selected side dish, called Beilage in German. If you want to take a break from green bean casserole at Thanksgiving and try something, well…, schnockered, then we suggest a few unique side dishes like Tipsy Plum or Cassis Cured Red Cabbage. Of course, you can also complement the turkey and please your guests with tried and true German Beilagen (side dishes) including Schupfnudeln, Spaetzle, or Semmelknödel. Here are our recipe recommendations … » read more…

*** Local Caption ***Recipe Collections – Winter Holiday Baking

The holiday season – Thanksgiving and Christmas in North America, Advent and Christmas in Germany – is peak season for home bakers to practice their skills. Christmas cookies are a fun way to get started, even for people with no baking experience. The recipes are usually fairly simple and straightforward, requiring only pantry staples and a few special seasonal ingredients. But we’ve also included a few recipes that are definitely for the experienced baker! From Angel’s Braid to Dresdner Stollen to a Non-Traditional Gingerbread House …read more

Our Top Ten Christmas TraditionsFire Tongue Bowle

In an overly commercial Winter holiday season, which starts at some retailers in September, it is wise to remember some of the December traditions of our childhood, which made the season as mysterious as exciting. Although German and Anglo-Saxon holiday traditions are nowadays inextricably linked, there are some noteworthy differences worth exploring. Here’s the skinny on our Top Ten German Christmas traditions, with some historical background, anecdotes and recipe suggestions. » read more…