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Spinach-Mandarine-Walnut Salad
America
Recipes
Salads
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Vegetable
Vegetarian

Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges and Walnuts

Living three decades in the the US, mainly the South, I learned to slap bacon on almost everything. This Spinach Salad is great if you are on a Low Carb diet, and also can be healthy for Vegetarians by substituting or eliminating the bacon.

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Austrian Cheese Spaetzle, Käsespätzle,
Austria
Germany
Main Course
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Käsespätzle, or Cheese Spaetzle

While on vacation in Sankt Gilgen, Austria I had this typical Austrian dish called “Käsespatzen”. It consists of Spaetzle noodles and grated hard cheese that is alternately stacked and garnished with fried onions. The Cheese Spaetzle are pushed into the hot oven after they have been layered, so that the Spaetzle does not cool down and the […]

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White Asparagus, tenderloin, Weisser Spargel und Lende. Bechamel sosse
Appetizer
Germany
Recipes
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Spargel time in Germany

Mid April is white Asparagus picking time, and right after you can find “Spargel” dishes in almost every Restaurant in Germany. In other parts of the world, they are available year round. Spargel are in soups, also in salads with oil and vinegar dressing and a chopped boiled egg on top. Sometimes Spargel is served […]

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Apple cranberry chutney
Condiments
Recipes
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Vegetarian

A spicy and savory Chutney for your Christmas Table

One of my favorite condiment or side for my Christmas dinner table is an Apple Cranberry Chutney that will go with Beef, Pork, Poultry, or whatever you like.
Also see my Horseradish sauce recipe
Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Frohe Weihnachten from my Dinner table to yours!

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Pork with Sauerkraut, Smoked Meats plate
Germany
Northern Europe
Recipes
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Sauerkraut the Bavarian way

I came to the realization that many people don’t like Sauerkraut. I was puzzled and wondered why, so I asked them. Basically what I was told it has a sour or bitter taste. I also believe when you grow up with certain foods, your taste buds adjust. I explained to my friends that Sauerkraut should […]

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Sweet Potato Brussels Sprouts
Recipes
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Vegetarian

Fancy roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is a recipe I tried a couple years ago, and it was so delicious I have to write about. Once prepared, it tastes so good, like made by a Chef at a fancy restaurant. It doesn’t only look appealing, it is fragrant and delicious. Sweet potatoes are not common in Europe, so I call […]

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Pretzel dumplings with Mushroom sauce, Brezelknoedel
Austria
Germany
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Vegetarian

Brezelknödel or Pretzel Dumplings

Ironically, I ate my first Pretzel Dumplings in Leipzig at a Bavarian Restaurant (Bayrischer Bahnhof). This old train station has a 170 year old history, where the first track was built between Leipzig and Altenburg. The Knödel had a distinctive taste, and I tried to recreate it at home. It’s similar to the Semmelknödel, just a […]

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Dinner buffet, Glazed Carrots with Walnuts
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Side dish
Vegetarian

Glazed Carrots with Walnuts

Still looking for a vegetable as a side dish for your next dinner? I found this to be a good fit for my dinner table. I cooked this Carrot dish the first time at my annual Christmas dinner with friends. It was a hit!   Glazed Carrots with Walnuts Print Rate this recipe 1 2 […]

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Potato pancakes, Kartoffelpuffer, Latkes
Appetizer
Austria
Germany
Main Course
Recipes
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Potato Pancakes or Kartoffelpuffer

This is a quick lunch, dinner or just an appetizer. Eaten with apple sauce, sour cream or anything you desire.

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Potato Puree, mashed potato, hedgehog
Germany
Recipes
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My Mother’s Hedgehog mashed Potato

I was greatly influenced by my mother who went to culinary school. She taught me many tips and tricks about food art, and how to make fancy mashed potatoes. The finished product should resemble a Hedgehog, in German it is called an Igel Serve with Bavarian Pork Roast from my Childhood or Beef Rouladen Ingredients […]

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