The Merry Month of May

German Maifest Traditions

Maifest celebrates the arrival of spring, nature’s bright reawakening after winter’s cold and darkness. Its religious and superstitious aspects have long since disappeared, but Maifest traditions are still celebrated throughout Germany. During Maifest, cities and villages are bedecked with colorful drapery and flowers. Some areas light bonfires….

Maypole Dance
Natural Sourdough Bread

Celebrate Sourdough Bread

April 1 is National Sourdough Bread Day. Celebrate with one of our traditional German Bread recipes. Or bake some sourdough bread from our easy mixes and ingredients on our shopping site The Taste of Germany. German breads tend to be made with whole grain flours, and use sourdough as a rising agent, although some are made with yeast. The sourdough and whole grains combine to yield a loaf that is dense, full-flavored, and highly nutritious…

Spargelzeit! Asparagus Season in Germany

Nothing epitomizes spring in Germany like the revered white stalks of Spargel (Asparagus)! They’ve given this harvest season it’s own name — Spargelzeit, and celebrate it with passion. Rich in nutrients and very low in calories, asparagus has become a culinary status symbol for many Germans….

Spargelfest Green and White
Mothers' Day Brunch Cake

Recipes for a German Inspired Brunch

Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, a graduation, bridal shower or just enjoying a beautiful spring day, these unique German-inspired brunch recipes will wow your guests and make your special occasion a day to remember….

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