When growing up, my mother used to make Goulash on a regular basis – it’s one of those dishes that I fondly remember. She always made this dish in a pressure cooker. I was extremely suspicious of this pot, somehow I always expected the thing to suddenly explode. When I moved out and was now responsible for the goulash myself, I used a normal pot and let the dish simmer for several hours. Goulash is now our family tradition for large gatherings and holidays. I prepare two large pots for my daughter and family, and also for the visiting neighbors and friends. Continue reading German Gulasch (Goulash)
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 Don’t want to make your own sauce, you can buy it here: Supposedly Herta was so bored in her snack bar at Stuttgarter Platz, that she began to create a sauce with tomato paste and … Continue reading Who invented the Currywurst?
I came about this tasty Grill Bratwurst strolling through the town of Eisenach in Thuringia. Born in Würzburg and growing up on Bratwurst from that region, I was intrigued about the this regional Bratwurst and the spices they use. My Bavarian Sauerkraut would be a tasty side dish These are the casings that are suitable for Bratwurst I did some research, and if you up … Continue reading Thuringia Sausage/Thüringer Rostbratwurst
As a child, I remember waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of my mothers Bavarian Pork Roast in the oven. She would go to the early church service, and then roast the Schweinebraten while we were gone to the later mass. At noon we were ready to sit at the table or Mittagstisch. Usually you would sear the meat before placing it … Continue reading Bavarian Pork Roast from my Childhood
Schäufele (Schaufele translates to small shovel) is a traditional dish that is mainly served in my hometown Würzburg and the Franconia region of Germany. Every year, at my class reunion, I treat myself to this meal when meeting at a restaurant with my former classmates. When finished cooking, it resembles something between grilled pork shank and pork chop. Crispy and juicy, it is my favorite … Continue reading Schäufele, a speciality from my hometown Würzburg