An Authoritative Guide to German Foods and Cuisine

Mineral Water_sqThe New Soda Pop: Mineral Water

According to recent forecasts, bottled water will become the Number One beverage choice in the United States within the next five years, as consumers dump sweet carbonated beverages for less caloric carbonated water. Those waters containing essential minerals from natural aquifers are especially healthful. Take a closer look at Germany’s historic preference for carbonated mineral water, especially the famous “spa”waters along the Rhine River … read more

apple spice ice cream useRecipe Collections: Home-Made Ice Cream

There are two things that could make a hot sunny day better. A scoop of homemade ice cream in a homemade waffle cone. Browse the fresh flavors we have compiled to make a sweet treat for a beautiful summer’s day. We all scream for ice cream!
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RoteGruetzeA Guide to German Fruit Preserves, Jams and Honey

If you ever have the opportunity to go shopping in Germany be prepared to be bowled over by the incredible selection of wild honeys and full fruity jams, many in specially dedicated shops. Flagrant flowers and aromatic plants give differing characteristics to the honeys, from wild herb and wildflower to dandelion and pine-scented. Jams include not only cultivated fruits such as strawberries, apples or pears, but also wild berries such as healthy elderberry, sloe, rosehip or sea-buckthorn. … read more

Plum cake and smurfHmmm! Pflaumenkuchen (plum cake)

What are Germany’s three favorite culinary destinations in summer? Ok, beer garden. That was easy. Ice cream parlor? Fine, a good number two.  And number three? A good Konditorei (pastry shop) where you can get or eat the famous plum sheet cake, and many more favorites, such as the Bienenstich (bee sting cake) and Kirschstreusel (cherry streusel).  Of course, you can also make them at home.  … read more