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Doener
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Döner, a popular street food

The true Döner was discovered 1867 by Iskender Efendi (Master Alexander), the original family restaurant is located near Istanbul (Bursa), Turkey, where the Iskender brand is very popular. The Döner at their family restaurant is the original, made with lamb. The basics remain the same, beaten slices of meat are seasoned with local herbs and […]

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Bratwurst stand in Nuernberg
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Bratwurst “Drei im Weggla” or “Zwa im Halbn”

The Coburger Bratwurst is the largest with at least 31 cm, it’s a coarse kind and usually roasted over the open pine cone fire, which gives the special flavor. It is also the only one that is eaten as a single entity on a small bun, but all the other in Upper Frankonian variants are […]

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Stuffed Cabbage
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Krautwickel or Cabbage rolls

Krautwickel is a traditional German home cooked meal. You can add rice, but I like mine with potatoes. It’s basically the same recipe as my Frikadellen or German meat patties. The last time I had them in Germany when we were staying in Dettelbach at a restaurant where the locals hang out.  Krautwickel or Cabbage […]

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Weiberfastnacht
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Weiberfastnacht, a day Women go crazy

I was in the Rheinland about this time last year. It was something you have to see, at least once in your lifetime A very old custom is “Weiberfastnacht” or „Altweiberfasching“ It is a holiday in the Karneval season,  celebrated mostly in the Rheinland area on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday the end of February. It […]

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Veishoechheim
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Veitshöchheim, from my Childhood

Veitshöchheim, is a suburb of Würzburg and only 7 km down the Main River. A well-known place, from which the successful broadcast “Fastnacht in Franken” has been shown on German TV for three decades. You could compare it with Mardi Gras in the US. Late February, the big attraction of the year is Fasching or Karneval. […]

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Dinkelsbuehl
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Dinkelsbühl on the Romantic Road

As a former Reichsstadt, Dinkelsbühl in Middle Frankonia had rather small growth since the end of the Holy Roman Empire. It has escaped both wars and city planners kept the old town largely intact. It is a must stop along the Romantic Road! Dinkelsbühl was  “de facto” self governing until 1802 when it was annexed by Bavaria […]

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Historic door pull
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Historic Doorhandles, Pulls and Knobs

These here go back hundreds of years: Looking to to some home improvements? Some ideas below:

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German Bakeries and their Secret

A secret baking ingredient is Active Diastatic Enzymes. It enhances the “Krume”, you would still use the yeast! It promotes a strong rise, great texture and crust. You’d use only 1 tsp per 3 cups of flour. Here is my Crusty Baguette and Bauernbrot .  Diastatic Enzymes is a natural product made from sprouted grain. […]

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Miltenberg am Main

Between vineyards, forest and water at the romantic Main valley lies the gateway to Spessart and Odenwald, the medieval half-timbered town of Miltenberg. Here, on the southwestern tip of the Mainviertel, the idyllic course of the river Main, characterizes the landscape. The city of Miltenberg looks back on 3,500 years of proud history and is […]

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Beinhaus (Hallstatt) with Bones and Skulls

A few steps behind the Catholic church in Hallstatt stands the 12th-century Saint Michael Chapel (Michelskapelle). There is the famous Beinhaus with its approximately six hundred rows of rows of painted skulls. Some of them were painted at the end of the 18th century, some only in the 20th century. Its bloom had the skull […]

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