What’s New in July: Summer Coolers, Barbecue, Cake Madness

Bright, Refreshing German Summer Coolers

After a hard day at the beach or a hard commute from the office, everyone wants a quick and refreshing cool down. And if you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or beach party, providing a great summer beverage is a must. These summer coolers take full advantage of the season’s flavors, making use of fruits, citrus, fruit juices and fresh herbs, mixed with sparkling mineral water, wine, beer, tea, or even soda pop. Many get their fizz from fine German sparkling mineral, which is naturally carbonated and full of trace minerals. Among our mix you’ll find classic fruit-based drinks, wine spritzers, … Read More »

Barbecue, a U.S. Tradition with German Roots

Have you ever thought about the origins of the traditional “all-American” barbecue foods? You’ll likely be surprised to know that many foods Americans associate with tailgates, picnics and barbecues actually originated in Germany! In the following article we will discuss in-depth some of the most beloved BBQ foods in America and Germany! Hamburger While the history of the hamburger is somewhat shrouded in mystery, there are several common versions in circulation. One popular version traces North America’s favorite fast food back to Germany. The story goes that Otto Kuasw, a cook in Hamburg, created a sandwich in 1891. This sandwich had … Read More »

Brandenburg: Prussia's Vegetable Garden

Brandenburg is not only Germany’s fifth largest federal state, it was also the heart of the former Prussian Empire. It is a place of historical significance and home to one of Germany’ most delectable specialties – the “Spreewälder Gurke” (pickled gherkin from Spreewald in Brandenburg). A History of Brandenburg Located in the eastern part of the country, Brandenburg surrounds the capital of Berlin and borders Saxony in the West and Poland in the East. The state, home to 2.5 million inhabitants, has enormous historical significance. Residing here in summer, Prussian Emperor Frederick the Great enjoyed his famous castle Sanssouci, situated … Read More »

Summer Cake Madness

Let Freedom Ring! Enjoy a sweet moment this 4th of July and put the “cherry on top” of an all American meal with a delightful German cake. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Germans in the fight for American independence. Prepare an epic patriotic menu featuring these classic German summer cakes that will totally stand out. Whipped Cream Please! The Bienenstich, or bee sting cake, hails from the Bayern region of Munich in Germany. This detectable pastry consists of two layers of sweetened yeast dough, filled with a butter cream and topped with caramelized almonds and … Read More »

What to Cook This Month

Dark Beer Marinated Chicken
Dark Beer-Marinated BBQ Chicken
German Chili Dog
German Chili Dog
Deutschlaender Pasta Salad
Deutschländer Pasta Salad
Spaghetti Ice Cream
Spaghetti Ice Cream

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