Learn The Lingo! A Glossary of German Cooking and Food Words

Abendbrot

noun

light supper, literally “evening bread

Abendessen

noun

dinner

abgießen

verb

to drain

abkühlen

verb

to cool off, cool down

abseihen

verb

to strain, sieve (Aus., S. Ger.)

abtropfen

verb

to drip off

alkoholfrei

adj

nonalcoholic

Ananas

noun

pineapple

anbraten

verb

to brown

anschwitzen

verb

to sweat

Apfel (die Äpfel), m

noun

apple

Apfelkuchen

noun

apple cake

Apfelmost

noun

(hard) apple cider

Apfelmus

noun

applesauce

Apfelsaft (die Apfelsäfte), m

noun

apple juice

Apfelsaftschorle (die Apfelsaftschorlen), f

noun

apple spritzer (apple juice mixed with sparkling mineral water)

Apfelstrudel

noun

apple strudel

Aprikose (die Aprikosen), f

noun

apricot

Aubergine (die Auberginen), f

noun

eggplant

aufkochen

verb

to boil

Auflauf (die Aufläufe), m

noun

casserole

Auflaufform (die Auflaufformen), f

noun

casserole

aufschlagen

verb

to beat, whip

auftragen

verb

to serve

ausdrücken

verb

to squeeze

ausfetten

verb

to grease

ausrollen

verb

to roll out (dough)

ausstechen

verb

to cut/press out (with cookie cutter)

Backblech (die Backbleche), n

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