What’s New: St. Martin’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Markets

St. Martin's Day Traditions

After Halloween ends, German children have a second opportunity for collecting sweets and treats. On the 11th of November each year, St. Martin’s Day, German children carry candle-lit lanterns and sing ‘lantern songs’ in celebration of the saint. These children’s processions begin as darkness falls, and often end with a bonfire. Then, the children go from door to door singing, and, much … Read More »

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas from Germany

Many German dishes are a natural fit with the Thanksgiving meal, particularly those traditional to harvest season. So, if yours is one of those families whose Thanksgiving tradition allows a little play in the menu, try slipping one or two of these German favorites into the spread. Your guests will be grateful! And, isn’t that what Thanksgiving is all about? … Read More »

Christmas Markets in North America

Christkindlmarkt in GermanyBeginning in November, German-themed Christmas Markets are a delightful addition our holiday experience, a bit of traditional holiday celebration to share with all the family. A visit to an authentic Christmas market is sure to engage all your senses and get your body, mind and soul ready for the holidays. In North America as in Germany, even before you arrive … Read More »

Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Pumpkin and squash are surely two of fall’s favorite foods. Their flesh is tasty, nutritious and makes a fantastic ingredient for soups, pies, grilled entrees, and more. Kürbis (pumpkin) and Moschus-Kürbis (butternut squash) are popular in North America, Germany, and throughout Europe. Choose from our collection of great tasting pumpkin and squash recipes to delight your palate this fall. Pumpkin … Read More »

What to Cook This Month

Mushroom Spaetzle Pan
Spaetzle Gratinee with Cambozola
Spaetzle Gratinee with Red Cabbage, Cambozola Medallions and Curry Glaze
Sweet and Sour Pickled Pumpkin
Sweet and Sour Pickled Pumpkin
Black Forest Cake
Black Forest Cake

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Mr. Candy Baker Make Your Own Gummy Bears Mix
German Pretzel for Grillfest
Bionade Organic Soft Drink
Boeklunder German Pure Pork Salami