Back to School? Oh no … it’s way too early to think about that, right? Nope … it’s time to pick Schultüten treats. You know, that cardboard cone, filled with sweet treats, trinkets and toys, given to first graders on their first day of school? The Schultüte originated in Thuringia and Saxony in the early 19th century and still delights million of children entering a new school and a new phase of life today. Select among dozens of authentic German treats in our store that will fit into the cone…
Vacationing in Germany in the next weeks? You may take a detour to downtown Wiesbaden, the capital of the state of Hesse. From August 12 to 21, the Rheingau Wine Festival – touted as the “world’s largest wine bar”- features over 100 regional wine estates who offer their latest whites, reds and sparkling “Sekt.” Enjoy them with regional specialties and cheer to the local wine queen. Here is all you need to know about German wines.
Brotzeit (bread time) – also called Abendbrot (evening bread) – is the German version of the charcuterie board. Pick a slice of farmer’s bread or a pretzel bun, add fresh alpine butter, your favorite sliced meat or cheeses, some mustard and pickled vegetables and, voilá – a perfect Brotzeit open sandwich. Add salad or crudité and pair with your favorite beer, wine, or mineral water. Here are 20 different meat cuts, 25 different breads, 15 different pickles and more to create a perfect Brotzeit.
“Fischbrötchen” is Germany’s favorite summer snack, consumed mainly along the North Sea and Baltic Sea shores and towns. Go to any of the ubiquitous “Nordsee” chain restaurants or at many open air market stands and have marinated Matjes herring, fried cod or pollock, North Sea shrimp or many other regional fish specialties, packed with salad leaf and sauce inside a crunchy roll. Here’s a yummy recipe to make your own authentic German Fischbroetchen.