German Veal-Burger with Garlic/Herb Butter, Gnocchi, Peppers & Onions

: : : I have made dozens, maybe even hundreds, of honest attempts to love the American Burger – unfortunately, most of the time, my honest attempts have failed miserably. 😦 This includes restaurants of all price points, even when, because of its simple nature, most burgers are consumed in simple joints. (I don´t want […]

German “Burrito”

: : : Burritos are a traditional food of Ciudad Juárez, a city bordering El Paso, Texas, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, where people buy them at restaurants and roadside stands. Northern Mexican border towns like Villa Ahumada have an established reputation for serving burritos. Authentic Mexican burritos are usually small and thin, with flour tortillas containing only one or two of several ingredients: either some […]

My Trip To Germany And Spain

. Dear Friends, Here is a short report of my trip to Germany and Spain, which lasted from September 13th to October 13th. When I planned the trip, I made a huge mistake by not booking a direct flight to Cologne. The original plan was to fly to Munich, rent a car there and travel […]

German-Italian Friendship (Deutsch-Italienische Freundschaft)

> > I have  prepared this dish in different versions for 45 years. Like so many other unsung culinary heroes, the dish is so simple and logical when you either have leftover pasta and sausages, or cooking it from scratch just because it’s tasty, quick and  cheap – ooops, sorry, we don’t say cheap here […]

“The German Dip”

> > This  is the second  dish I prepared with the leftovers from the roast pork ham I prepared on the 25th. It turned out to become a masterstroke of a sandwich, and since I have not heard of a national German sandwich, I hereby declare this sandwich the “Official German Sandwich”, also known as “The German Dip”. (Without the dipping jus, […]

German Chocolate Pancake & Caramel Sauce With Peaches And Bananas

> > Sometimes  you come to a crossroad and have to make a fundamental decision from which there is no return – ” Should I eat this pancake or not ”  ?!!! Because I am a diabetic, this dish probably cost me one week of my life. But then again – I used to smoke, drink and […]

Tomaten – Käse Spätzle (South German Tomato/Cheese Pasta)

> > Käse Spätzle  is tasty homemade pasta tossed with onion and Emmentaler cheese. A German version of mac and cheese you might say. Typically eaten in the alpine regions of Austria, Switzerland and Germany, as well as in other non-alpine South-German regions. (Especially in Baden Wuertemberg, the original home of spätzle). In order to prepare […]

Breakfast Of Champions # 24 – German Style Breakfast / Vesper

> > 8.30 am.  These goodies, a huge glass of iced milk and a movie ( Tampopo ). Good stuff 🙂 Happy fourth of July ! Bon Appetit !   Life is Good ! > > > > > > > >

” 10 German Sausages To Know And Love “

. . A helping of sausage gets you through the wurst day by Jess Kapadia on FoodRepublic . I learned a lot about sausage while reporting on Germany’s Christkindlmarkts for Lufthansa USA. I thought it was just a generalization that Germans live off them, and that they had as many kinds of sausage as Eskimos […]