Weisswurst with Pretzel and mustard

How the Weisswurst was born (Recipe)

When in Munich, I sometimes meet with relatives who live close by. We walk this beautiful city, perhaps take the double decker tour bus for sightseeing. At the end we make our way over to the Viktualienmarkt to have the famous Weisswurst The Viktualienmarkt is a Biergarten in the middle of Munich. There you can buy the famous Weisswurst. It is the custom that you … Continue reading How the Weisswurst was born (Recipe)

German Goulash (Gulasch)

German Gulasch (Goulash), a traditional home cooked meal

Goulash, in German called Gulasch, is our family tradition for large gatherings and holidays . At Christmas I prepare two large pots of Gulasch for my daughter and family, and also for the visiting neighbors and friends. Every year at the holidays, they are looking forward to my home cooked meals Continue reading German Gulasch (Goulash), a traditional home cooked meal

Schinken, Speck, Prosciutto

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

Doener, a Tuerkish street food in Germany, French fries and coleslaw

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 spices, skewered on a spit and grilled vertically. Continue reading Döner, a popular street food

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 Plitvice 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