Goldsaft Sauerbraten (Rhineland Sauerbraten)

Goldsaft Sauerbraten

Rhineland Sauerbraten with Altbier

Of the many versions of Sauerbraten, this one by Chef Szmania uses dark German Altbier in the marinating stage. For a sampling of really delicious, old world German cuisine, try this hearty dish.


Chef St.John-Grubb’s version of the classic German dish.

Techno Music in the Hunsrück

Photo of the Hunsrück Taken by Devin

In late August, thousands of techno music fans will descend on two former US military bases in Germany to enjoy a weekend of repetitive beats, strobe lights, and filled Rhineland-Palatinate dumplings. The “New Horizons” Festival at the Hahn Air Base and the Pydna Missile Base, located in the heart of the Hunsrück, about 80 miles west of Frankfurt, attracts close … Continue reading “Techno Music in the Hunsrück”

Brand Focus: Grafschafter

Sweet Beets for a Healthful Diet Not all sugars are created equal. As consumers seek to reduce their caloric intake and look to substitute non-nutritional sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup or white refined sugar, they (re-) discover natural, unrefined alternatives that satisfy their sweet tooth, yet also provide essential nutrients. The century-old German favorite Grafschafter Goldsaft fits that … Continue reading “Brand Focus: Grafschafter”

Recipe Collection: Recipes from North Rhine Westphalia

Rheinischer Sauerbraten Himmel und Erde Reibekuchen mit Apfelkraut Bergische Waffeln Halve Hahn (rye roll with Emmentaler hard cheese) Münsterlaender Töttchen (Muensterlaender veal stew) Dicke Bohne mit Speck (Fava beans with thick bacon) Pannhas (Westfalian meatloaf) Pitter und Jupp (braised vegetables with pork and sausages) Zickleinkeule in Altbier

Recipe Collections – Recipes with German Beer

Yum, adding suds to soups, sauces or marinades add a distinct bitter-sweet flavor to your recipe. Try favorite brews in soups, barbecue, and even veggies from our collection of recipes with German beer. Many feature the flavor match of pork and dark beer, or the wonderful base note that beer adds to onions! Dark Beer Onion Soup Onion soup with … Continue reading “Recipe Collections – Recipes with German Beer”

Recipes for Authentic German Side Dishes

As superheroes pick their side kick with good care, so you should pick the right veggies and carbs for your meat, poultry or fish dish. Good side dishes (called Beilagen in German) will complement the flavor and texture of the main dish and combine nicely with gravy or other well-prepared sauces. Here you’ll find the most popular German vegetable sides … Continue reading “Recipes for Authentic German Side Dishes”

Recipes for Authentic German Main Dishes

Abraham’s Speck Dish A composed meal of grilled slices of German ham, caramelized leeks, spiced butternut squash, and potatoes with an Ice Wine vinegar reduction. Asparagus with Shrimp and Wild Garlic Hollandaise A lovely main dish of white asparagus and fine German ham and a creamy gouda sauce. Asparagus-Ham Cream and Ribbon Noodles A main dish of noodles with green … Continue reading “Recipes for Authentic German Main Dishes”

German Beef Pot Roast with Raisins