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Doener, Turkish and German street food
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Döner, a popular street food

A Döner is the Turkish version Greek Gyros. When in Germany, I order my Plate with a slaw, cucumber, tomatoes and fried garlic potatoes. It’s my other favorite street food while in Germany. The true Döner was discovered 1867 by Iskender Efendi (Master Alexander), the original family restaurant is located near Istanbul (Bursa), Turkey, where […]

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Schnitzel with potato salat
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Can a “Wiener Schnitzel” claim to be Viennese?

The most popular storyline of the Wiener Schnitzel comes from Field Marshal Radetzky. According to the story, Radetzkty was so enrapt by the Italian Cotoletta alla Milanese that he brought the recipe back to Vienna in the middle of the 19th century, presenting it to the Kaiser’s court kitchen so they could satiate his appetite […]

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Bratwurst stand in Nuernberg
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Bratwurst “Drei im Weggla” or “Zwa im Halbn”

Just like there are different dialects in Germany, there are variances of recipes for the Bratwurst, especially in the Franconia region of Germany:   The Coburger Bratwurst is the largest with at least 31 cm, it’s a coarse kind and usually roasted over the open pine cone fire, which gives the special flavor. It is […]

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Stuffed Cabbage, Krautwickel mit Kartoffelsalat
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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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Weisswurst in Munich
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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.

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currywurst, Germany
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Currywurst

Don’t want to make your own sauce, you can buy it here: 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 […]

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German Goulash (Gulasch)
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German Goulash (Gulasch)

This Beef/Pork Goulash is our family tradition for the holidays. I prepare two large pots for my daughter and family, and also for the visiting neighbors and friends. We have Spätzle as a side, or wide Noodles. Some greens like Boston lettuce that complements the meal. Friends of my daughter always looking forward to my […]

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Homemade Schinken or Prosciutto
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Homemade Schinken or Prosciutto

Last year I tried myself at Schinken, the German version of Prosciutto. The difference is that Schinken is cold smoked and dried, versus Prosciutto is hung/dried for a year It taste great with my German Bauerbrot I looked at many German YouTube clips and went on Facebook Groups that master smoking meats. You need curing […]

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Bavarian pork roast, Krustenbraten. Schweinebraten
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Bavarian Pork Roast from my Childhood

Bayerischer Schweinebraten 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 […]

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German Meatloaf Leberkäse
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Leberkäse

I grew up on Leberkäse, I also call it German Meatloaf. It does not contain Cheese, mainly pork. You can buy these sandwiches at most Butcher shops as a snack. It is generally cut very thick. At home I fry a slice and put an egg on top (sunny side up). With that I make […]

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