Bierschinken German Deli meat Sticky post

Bierschinken made with the “Schinkenfee”

Every few weeks I have a craving for a good quality Wurst that I can eat with my home baked Bauernbrot (German crusty bread). Living in the American South it’s not easy to find a good variety of Deli meats. I like to make my own so I know the quality and what’s inside. I found the Ham-maker “Schinkenfee” on Amazon which made Wurst processing easy. Continue reading Bierschinken made with the “Schinkenfee”

Weisswurst, Bavaria, Munich

How the Weisswurst was born (Recipe)

The Viktualienmarkt is a Biergarten in the middle of Munich. There you can buy the famous Weisswurst. It is the custom that you eat the hot Weisswurst with a grainy sweet Mustard and Pretzel. Originally it was served before noon, now all day, in a covered soup bowl submerged in hot water. Continue reading How the Weisswurst was born (Recipe)

Schinken, Speck, Prosciutto Sticky post

Homemade Schinken or Prosciutto

I pride myself to have mastered the art of smoking a German Schinken, a type of Prosciutto. The difference is that Schinken is cold smoked and dried, versus Prosciutto is hung/dried for about a year. I watched many YouTube clips and joined Social media groups about smoking meats. I held on to this recipe for a very long time, and since I am traveling more, I thought it is time to pass it on. Continue reading Homemade Schinken or Prosciutto

French Liver pate

French Liver Pâté, an exotic spread for your Guests

A great spread for parties is this decadent French Liver Pâté! Sometimes I have a craving for Liverwurst. I have made the Pfälzer before, this one is different. French Liver Pâté is made with Chicken Liver and a shot of Cognac, Brandy or Sherry cooking wine Continue reading French Liver Pâté, an exotic spread for your Guests

Cevapcici, a Balkan sausage

Cevapcici, a Balkan Sausage

I ate this dish in the former Yugoslavia in 1986 (now Croatia) on the way to the famous Plitvicer Lakes. I always ordered a Grill Plate, it was a safe bet because of the language barrier. One way or another I ended up with Cevapcici, a Balkan sausage on my plate.  I prepare this dish with Tzatziki on the side, see recipe Continue reading Cevapcici, a Balkan Sausage

German Wurstsalat Sticky post

German Wurstsalat

Many Germans grow up with this Wurstsalat recipe. In my area (Franconia), we make it with Mayonnaise and call it Fleischsalat. I tried this dish first when I visited Stuttgart (Schwabenland). It became my favorite Abendbrot or evening supper. Can be served with German Bread, Rolls or a Pretzel. Use boiled eggs, radishes or tomatoes for garnish and sprinkle with chives Taste great with my … Continue reading German Wurstsalat