What’s New for May: The Asparagus Road, Merry Month, Eating Lighter, Spring Salads

The Merry (and Busy) Month of May

It’s just as well that May has 31 days as there are plenty of May festivities in Germany . Explore the many occasions to party, dance or be merry this month if you follow German traditions: Walpurgisnacht In Germany, spring celebrations begin before May has even arrived. The spring festival known as Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis night) is celebrated on the eve … Read More »

Travel the Asparagus Road - From Bruchsal To Beelitz

The German Spargelstrasse (asparagus road) runs from towns like Bruchsal in Baden Wuerttemberg to Beelitz in Brandenburg. This area is the springtime Mecca for thousands of global connoisseurs of white asparagus. 750 kilometers long, the road bordered by and thousands of acres full of fresh, white asparagus. Tourist can cut their own white asparagus with the permission of local farmers, or … Read More »

Eating Lighter for Spring and Beyond

Vegan Lebkuchen HeartIn 2017, fully 10 percent of Germans identified themselves as vegetarians and 1.6 percent as vegans. In the U.S., 6 percent of the population now identifies as vegan, and 10 percent as vegetarian. Recent U.S. reports also indicate that nearly a third of the population is eating less meat and seeking plant-based meat alternatives, even if they don’t identity as … Read More »

Light & Healthy Spring Salad Recipes

Wake up your taste buds and welcome spring and with fresh, healthy salads full of crunchy cabbages, radishes, cucumbers, and herbs. Here we present you with some typical ‘green, white and red’ German salad recipes, such as Radieschen Salat (Little Radish Salad) and Selleriesalat (Celery Root Salad). The health-supporting properties of salads cannot be overstated. Leafy greens are rich sources … Read More »

What to Cook This Month

Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
Asparagus with Orange Limpet Hollandaise Sauce
Asparagus with Black Forest Ham
White Asparagus with Black Forest Ham
Asparagus and Salmon Salad
Asparagus Salad with Salmon
Ramps Soup
Seven Herb Soup (Traditional)