The Authoritative Guide to German Foods and Cuisine

 

Beer and CheeseBeer & Cheese: A Match Made in Heaven

There are many foods to enjoy with beer, not the least of which is cheese. In fact, few gastronomic adventures are more delightful, straightforward and simple than a great glass of beer and a quality hunk of cheese. Cheese and beer enthusiasts offer a couple reasons as to why cheese and beer pair so well. Some say beer is even better suited than wine to pairing with cheese. Mmmm…think of savoring a light, refreshing Hefeweizen joined by light creamy butter cheese or reveling in the satisfaction of a robust Dunkelbier alongside a firm, strong flavored Allgäuer Bergkäse.  » read more…

Everything Oktoberfest – A Resource Guide5419231.bin

Known as the world’s largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest will be enjoyed by over seven million visitors this year. During the two week-long event, visitors will consume more than five million liters of local beers, 600,000 roasted chickens and over 400,000 sausages, served with “brez’n” and radish in humongous tents on the Theresienwiese, known fondly as just die Wiesn. Fortunately, for those of us who can’t make it to die Wiesn hundreds of Oktoberfest events are staged across North America and we’ve brought together everything you need to know about Oktoberfest or need to have for your own Oktoberfest party, from history to current events, from recipes to meal ideas to decorations. “O’zapft is!”….. » read more…

Bavarian Beer Garden RecipesBrotzeit im Biergarten

For many folks around the world, Bavarian meals and manners represent German cuisine all together, thanks to the popularity of Oktoberfest, sausages and beer. Although this does not give credit to Germany’s diverse culinary culture, the popularity of the Weisswurst, Pretzel, Nürnberger and pig knuckle (Eisbein) even within Germany is undeniable. Bavaria’s recipes are full of history and reflective of the a fun-loving rustic Bavarians. Here are some typical and not so typical meals you can eat at a Bavarian beer gardens, homes or restaurant » read more…