What’s New: German Christmas Traditions, Christmas Cookies, Holiday Recipes

Ten Beloved German Christmas Traditions

Saving the best for last, one of the most anticipated German Christmas traditions is the Christmas dinner! The traditional Christmas meal features duck, goose, rabbit or a roast. This main dish is accompanied by German delicacies such as apple and sausage stuffing, red cabbage and potato dumplings. Dessert typically includes Christmas Stollen, considered one of the best Christmas pastries in the world! … Read More »

22 Traditional German Christmas Cookies

Glazed Lebkuchen RoundsWhat would the Christmas season be without scrumptious homemade cookies? Fragrant bouquets of cinnamon, ginger, anise, and chocolate wafting through the house! Rich Christmas cookies are one of the archetypical German culinary traditions, and those fabulous smells are found in homes and outdoor Christmas markets in November and December. ‘Looking for the secrets behind those delectable Butterkekse, Spekulatius, Lebkuchen, Aachner … Read More »

What Makes a Good Stollen 'Great'?

Stollen slicesThe Christmas Stollen is one of the Germany’s favorite holiday treats. More than 2.5 million Stollen are purchased in German retail stores each year, and countless more are baked in home kitchens. This deliciously sweet and fruity cake (quite different from British fruit cake) has also gained great popularity in North America over the past twenty years. Now one can … 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 »

What to Cook This Month

Black Forest Cream Dessert
Black Forest Cherry Cream Dessert
Cinnamon Stars - German Christmas Cookies
Ham Sauerkraut Rolls
Savory Sauerkraut and Ham Rolls
Oktoberfest Holiday Strudel
Holiday Strudel with Mustard Sauce

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