What’s New: Sweet Indulgence, Karneval and Valentines

Sweet Indulgence! Recipes for Carneval and Valentine's Day

Bee Sting CakeFor the shortest and coldest month of the year (at least in our latitudes), we’ve put together a collection of delightful German sweet comforts sure to keep you and your guests happy. Make one or two of these recipes as a special treat for that special person in your life on Valentine’s Day or for a crazy carnival crowd. To … Read More »

Karneval (Fasching) - The Party is On

The festivities of Karneval dates back to the Middle Ages and the celebration of Carnival (Karneval or Fasching). The word stems from the Latin “carne vale” (without meat) and is the European relative of the Mardi Gras tradition of eating, drinking and merriment before the fasting season. After this festive celebration begin the solemn days of Lent. This colorful festival takes place … Read More »

Love - What’s Chocolate Got To Do With It?

Of the 1 billion dollars worth of confectionery and candy sold in the U.S. around Valentine’s Day, 75% comes from the sale of chocolate products. So, what’s the big deal about Schokolade, and what’s the connection between Valentine’s Day, love and chocolate? Consider, for example that Valentine’s Day is said to honor three Christian martyrs all named Valentine who lived … Read More »

One-Pot Wonders, Germany's Soups and Stews

Coming home to the welcoming aroma of a steaming pot of richly flavored soup or stew has to be one of the most comforting experiences of the season. Winter’s short days and dreary weather leave our bodies craving warmth. Gently simmered soups and stews from Germany are the perfect winter comfort food. Slow simmering is the secret to a perfectly-cooked … Read More »

What to Cook This Month

Salmon With Sauerkraut and Cabbage
Salmon with Sauerkraut and Green Cabbage Stir-Fry
A Sausage is Dangled over a Pea Soup
Split Pea and Sausage Soup
Black Forest Parfait
Black Forest Ice Cream Parfait
Bilberry Marzipan Tarts
Billberry Marzipan Tarts

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