The Authoritative Guide to German Foods and Cuisine

In Celebration of Crumbling WallsPeople on Wall

The opening of the Berlin wall on November 9, 1989 was a seminal moment in world history. For the first time since 1961, East Germans were allowed to visit the West and return home without repercussions. The popular will had removed a repressive regime without bloodshed or deadly aftermath. Germany’s subsequent unification on October 3, 1990 was the last stage of the nation’s transformation from a bloody, dictatorial past to one of the world’s most stable, progressive and liberal democracies. We celebrate in culinary style with nine cake recipes from the East German states» read more…

The Season for Federweiße und ZwiebelkuchenFederweisser and Zwiebelkuchen_edited-3

October is the month to decant and test the first wines of the year. A well known culinary treat in the South West of Germany is Federweiße und Zwiebelkuchen (partially fermented young white wine and onion tart or tarte flambee in French).In most towns and cities around the Mosel and Rhine rivers, people flock to marketplaces and wine gardens to sip a glass of slightly alcoholic, sweet, effervescent and cloudy Federweiße and feast on bites of crispy onion tarts.….. » read more…

Halloween – German styleSausage Snake_sq

While this celebration of all things ghoulish and creepy isn’t celebrated on such a grand scale as it is in the United States, Halloween has become increasingly popular in Germany over the past decades. German children of all ages have discovered the delights of dressing up in funny or spooky costumes to practice the fun tradition of trick-or-treating. For a good German-American fright fest, we have compiled recipes and party ideas and travel tips to Burg Frankenstein, the original 12th century home of the Count of Frankenstein, where you can party and dine to your heart’s delight.» read more.