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 Collection – Christmas & 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

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…