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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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Sahne Torten
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Käsesahne Torte, Cream Cake

One of my favorite Cakes or Tortes when sitting at a street cafe in Germany. It’s a little challenging for a beginner, but it’s worthwhile and tastes great! Best to start planning and preparing the cake 2 to 3 days before. The Cake bottom needs to be baked the day ahead and Cream topping should rest in the refrigerator approximately 12 hours to get firm

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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. At this time 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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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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curry wurst
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Currywurst

Both Berlin and Hamburg claim to have invented the Currywurst. However, Herta Heuwer from Berlin, who is said to have invented the Currywurst in 1949, has registered for a patent. Supposedly she was so bored in her snack bar at Stuttgarter Platz, that she began to create a sauce with tomato paste and spices. She […]

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Rüdesheim am Rhein

On our travels we took several day cruises on the Rhine, which starts in Koblenz. The last stop on the KD ship (Köln-Düsseldorf, the Goethe ship) is Rüdesheim. I highly recommend to buy a Guide Book for Germany. It helped me in the past to discover places I would’ve never thought of. My recommendation: Rüdesheim is […]

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Boiled Pork knuckle, a German New Years Tradition

Pork knuckle or ham hock being boiled in special broth for several hours Knöchle with Sauerkraut, a wholesome traditional meal on New Years day in Germany    

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Vogelsburg near Volkach

A visit on a mid May afternoon to the best view in Lower Frankonia While at a Family Reunion in the area, my cousin took me to this famous Look-out. A former nunnery, the Vogelsburg between Escherndorf and Volkach brought back childhood memories. Today there is a Restaurant and Biergarten on the site. A must […]

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