Dec 4 , 2013 Braune Lebkuchen
This is a German Gingerbread
The dough is aged which hugely gives it incredible flavor.
This is popular during the Chirstmas holiday season in Germany.
Nov 9 , 2013 Schwienshaxe
In the U.S. we have Ham hocks this looks like a ham hock on steroids
Roasted with crispy skin and butter soft meat on the inside.
Nov 6, , 2013
Beef On Weck
A Buffalo, NY favorite.
What is a Weck???
This is a type of Southwestern German roll that is topped with some caraway seeds.
Then put some nice rare roast beef on the bun, dip the top in Au Jus and crown the sandwich, and serve with horseradish cream.
Sept 27, 2013 Beer Buns
Tender sour cream pastry with a ground beef and cabbage filling.
This is a Ukranian style recipe from my friend Judy Lancaster.
Sept 12, 2013
(meat roasted on a spit )
From the Gemstone land of Idar-Oberstein Germany
comes this specialty.
Sept 10, 2013
This is a nice pair with Steak. The German style of " Schwenking" a steak
is worth trying and perfecting the technique.
Aug 26, 2013
This is a nice summer refreshing coctail that originated in Germany.
It consists of a Mosel wine and a sparkling wine, lemon and mint.
Aug 26, 2013 Kalter Hund
This is a very popular German dessert and great for the summer. No baking required and it uses coconut oil, which now is found to be healthy. The name Kalter Hund means "cold dog". I have no idea how it got it's name.
Aug 20, 2013
Strawberry Waldorf Salad
Waldorf salad has come a long way from the basic apples , celery and mayonnaise.
Check out more recipes and the history of Waldorf salad here.
Aug 15, 2013
Green Beans Pan Roasted
with Bacon and Tomato
Germans love their green beans (Grüner Bohnen) and use them in all kinds of ways. A favorite herb to use is Bohnenkraut (summer savory) and they are often long simmered.
Aug 14, 2013
German Style Baked Beans
I asked my German chef friend Roy Denman who is from Rottenburg if he knew any
good recipes for a German baked bean using Bohnenkraut that was similar to an
American baked bean that is a common side to any BBQ.
He shared with me this recipe that uses sauerkraut and applesauce or apples.
Aug 3,, 2013
This is my grandma's recipe for this favorite stew around the world.
It is something you can eat weekly it is so simple basic and good.
July 31, 2013
Grilled Caesar Salad
So you have heard of grilling lettuce and you say what the heck is that about?
Grilled pears are the perfect addition!
The History of Caesar Salad
July 29, 2013
Small Batch Sauerkraut
One head of cabbage on your kitchen counter, takes just a few days.
With home fermented vegetables becoming so popular
because of the pro biotics as well as incredible flavor, it is important to
get a few guidlines down. Because hey, you are managing a fermenting process.
July 20, 2013
This is one of my favorite chilled soups. It is a great way to use up a
cantelope also or even a blend of melons.
The History of Gazpacho
July 11, 2013
Mayonnaise from Scratch
Make your own Mayonnaise. you have maybe heard how creamy
and fresh tasting making your own mayo is.
It is simple if you follow a few rules.
July 11 , 2013
A Brief History of Cake
This simple article shows how this delicacy
has come from Bread to Cake.
July 10, 2013 Fleischsalat
German style chilled meat salad. This is really popular in Germany,
and very simple to make. A wonderful summer meal also.
July 5,, 2013
St Louis Style BBQ Ribs
This is not only a style of cooking ribs but a cut of spare ribs
that are nice and small looking but different than baby back ribs.
June 27, 2013
Potato Wurst Salad
This German style potato salad features a nice cured wurst with
a beer dressing
June 27, 2013
Wirsing in Cream Sauce
(Wirsing in Sahnesosse)
June 23, 2013
Strawberry Shortcake History
a Short history of both shortcake, strawberries and how this recipe got to be uniquely American.
June 21, 2013
The History of Artichokes
One of the oldest foods with a rich history including the Mafia and Marylin Monroe.
Why do they call it a choke?
June 12, 2013
BBQ Chicken Pizza
This pizza is a great combination and one of the
icon's of the birth of California Cuisine.