The Authoritative Guide to German Foods and Cuisine

The Guide to German Christmas Sweets Christmas-1

Consuming cookies and sweets before and during Christmas is one of the beloved holiday traditions and the German cuisine offers a lot of variety. Following is a list of a tried and true  assortment for your advent party, stocking fillers or Tannenbaum treats. Discover the roots and best available brands for Dresdner Stollen, Nuernberger Lebkuchen, Aachener Printen,  Spekulatius, Dominosteine, Lübecker Marzipan and many more (selected high quality products are available on The Taste of …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…