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While you read the newsletter turn on some Zigeuner German Music

Chicken Zigeunerschnitzel
Pan fried Chicken Schnitzels simmered lightly in a
paprika sauce with a sweet and sour flavor.

Angel Wings
Thoughs for Fasching or any celebration!

Zigeunerschnitzel
with a pepper sauce flavored with pickles

 

Our Cookbook and Paprika Special

 

Zigeuner

Tsee-goy-nair

I love the sound of this word to begin with.

for Ziguener-schnitzel

The word means Gypsy in German and with the Schnitzel it means with a Hungarian influence, with their magical spice paprika.

No one knows for sure where the "Gypsys' or Romani people as they like to be called. Most scholars think they started in India in about 400 A.D. when there was very little work so they learned to travel around setting up and playing music like our modern day street musicians, selling crafts and some even told fortunes.
Some believed they were Egyptians and hence the shortened name Gypsy. They started to spread all over in the middle ages.

We know for sure that a group of four hundred arrived in Germany, at Luneberg, in 1417.


They had a large influence on German music and even for classical musicians like Bach and Beethoven.

When I first heard about Ziguenerschnitzel or Gypsy Schnitzel I imagined a sauce much like a Jaegerschnitzel sauce but filled with bell peppers and seasoned with good hungarian paprika. I ordered it at the Kaiserhof in San Diego and it had a sweet and sour type flavor to it that I wasn't expecting. It was kind of good though. The next time I had this I wanted to learn how to make it.

I love to buy different Good Hungarian Paprika's to make Goulasch and Ziguenerschnitzel, becuase of the wonderful flavor and also the color.

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Here are a few Ziguenershnitzel recipes with a little different seasoning to them to make them unique.

Chicken Zigeunerschnitzel

Pan fried Chicken Schnitzels simmered lightly in a
paprika sauce with a sweet and sour flavor with the addition of a little vinegar and sweetner.

Go here for the
recipe for Chicken Zigeunerschnitzel
with Step by Step Pictures

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George Moser's

Zigeunerschnitzel

This recipe for Zigeunerschnitzel donated by George Moser,
uses chopped pickles as it's secret special seasoning.

Go here for the
recipe George Moser's Zigeunerschnitzel

 

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Gypsy Schnitzel


This recipe uses veal, but pork works well and lo s and lots of colored bell peppers. So if you see them on sale this is the perfect recipe to utilize them, and bring out their flavor with the paprika, garlic and red wine.

Go here to make this
Gypsy Schnitzel
with step by step pictures

 

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Our German Cookbook Specials
with 3 different Hungarian Paprikas !

Our German Cookbook with Special Paprikas bonus
Sweet Hungarian Paprika, Smoked Hungarian Paprika, and Hot Hungarian Paprika
Enough to make the nice Zigeunerschnitzel in this issue.
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If you just want the 3 Special Hungarian Paprikas

Below are a few of the Step by Step Recipes Featured on the Bonus CD.

Sauerbraten

Bratwurst

Pan fried Chicken Schnitzel

 

Apfel Strudel

Old Fashioned Home Made Noodles

German Potato Salad

 

See the Whole List!

 

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Recipes from a German Grandma

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with step by step pictures

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3 Paprika Special

Sweet Hungarian Paprika,
1 oz, (about 5 Tablespoons heaping 1/4 cup),
Smoked Hungarian Paprika
1 oz, (about 5 Tablespoons, heaping 1/4 cup)
Hot Hungarian Paprika,
1/2 oz (2 Tablespoons)

Order theses 3 Special Paprikas Here

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Fasching Festival coming soon in Germany!

Fat Tuesday

While American's are celebrating Mardi Gras, the Germans call it ...Fastnacht, Fasching, or Karneval

Fasching is Germany's version of Mardi Gras. while the British have "Shrove Tuesday" (pancake day). The climax to the Fasching celebrations takes place on Tuesday March 8 2011. Most people will get the afternoon off work so that they can go down to the Viktualienmarkt wearing a silly costume. In the weeks leading up to 8th Febuary there are also lots of Gala Balls and other Fasching related events taking place.

It is a time when there are costumes and parades and all sorts of craziness. This climaxes on what is called Fastnacht, ( the night before the fast) which is called Mardi Gras here or Fat Tuesday. It's root's go way back to ancient Roman times.
The History of Mardi Gras

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Here is a Fasching Favorite

 

 

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Angel Wings

 

 

Just because for centuries households made pancakes or donuts on Fat Tuesday doesn't mean they weren't creative.

This little twist on a donut dough is one of my favorites.

Let's make some
Angel Wings
with
Step by Step Pictures

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Chocolate Cherry Heats,
Sarotti Herz Kirschen

Other German Valentines Specials
From the German Deli
Germandeli.com

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German Music

Lustig ist das Zigeunerleben -video

 

 

Lustig ist das Zigeunerleben
Lyrics

German

Lustig ist das Zigeunerleben, faria faria ho,
braucht dem Kaiser kein Zins zu geben, faria faria ho.
Lustig ist es im Grünen Wald, wo des Zigeuners Aufenthalt.
Refrain: Faria faria faria faria faria faria ho.

Sollt' uns einmal der Hunger plagen, gehn wir uns ein Hirschlein jagen.
Hirschlein nimm dich wohl in acht, wenn des Jägers Büchse kracht.

Sollt' uns einmal der Durst sehr quälen, gehn wir hin zur Wasserqellen.
Trinken das Wasser wie Moselwein, meinen, es müßt' Champagner sein.

Wenn uns tut der Beutel hexen, lassen wir 'nen Taler wechseln.
Treiben wir die Zigeunerkunst, ham wir den Taler schon wieder bei uns.

Wenn wir auch kein Federbett haben, tun wir uns ein Loch ausgraben.
Legen Moos und Reisig nein, das soll uns ein Federbett sein.

English

Happy is the gypsy life Lyrics
Happy is the gypsy life, faria faria ho
the Emperor needs to be no interest, faria faria ho.
Funny it is in the green forest, where the Gypsy stay.
Chorus: faria faria faria faria faria Faria ho.

Ought we once plagued by hunger, let's go hunt us Hirschlein.
Hirschlein you take good care, if the hunter's rifle cracks.

Should 'torture us again of the very thirsty, let's go back to Wasserqellen.
Drinking water such as the Mosel wine-think, it must be 'champagne.

If we do witches of the bags, we can change 'nen dollars.
Let's drive the gypsy art, we ham the coins again with us.

If we do not have a feather bed, we do ourselves a hole to dig.
Place moss and twigs, no, we will be a feather bed.

 

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Here is a fun instrumental version of the song

Kirmesmusikanten - Lustig ist das Zigeunerleben

 

 

Vico Torriani - Du schwarzer Zigeuner

German

Du schwarzer Zigeuner, komm spiel mir was vor Denn ich will vergessen heut', was ich verlor Du schwarzer Zigeuner, du kennst meinen Schmerz Und wenn deine Geige weint, weint auch mein Herz
Spiel mir das s?sse Lied, aus goldener Zeit Spiel mir das alte Lied, von Liebe und Leid
Du schwarzer Zigeuner, komm spiel mir was vor Denn ich will vergessen heut', was ich verlor
Heut kann ich nicht schlafen geh'n, heut find ich keine Ruh' Ich brauch Tanz und Lichterglanz, und Musik dazu Grad weil ich so traurig bin, bleib ich nicht gern allein [ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/su-schwarzer-zigeuner-lyrics-traditional.html ] Will mein Herz bet”ren, bei Musik und Wein Du schwarzer Zigeuner, komm spiel mir was vor Denn ich will vergessen heut', was ich verlor Du schwarzer Zigeuner, du kennst meinen Schmerz Und wenn deine Geige weint, weint auch mein Herz
Spiel mir das s?sse Lied, aus goldener Zeit Spiel mir das alte Lied, von Liebe und Leid
Du schwarzer Zigeuner, komm spiel mir was vor Denn ich will vergessen heut', was ich verlor
Du schwarzer Zigeuner, du kennst meinen Schmerz Und wenn deine Geige weint, weint auch mein Herz

English

You play black gypsy , come to me before , because what I want to forget this day ' , what I lost You Black Gypsy , do you know my pain And if your violin is crying , crying my heart too
Play me the s ? Sse song from Golden Age play that old song about love and sorrow
You black gypsy , come play me before because what I want to forget this day ' , what I lost
Today I can not go to sleep , today I find no rest I do not need bright lights and dance , and music to grade because I am so sad I do not like to stay alone [ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/su - black - gypsy -lyrics - traditional.html ] will my heart bet ren " , with music and wine you black gypsy , come play me what I want to forget , because before now, that I lost you black gypsy , you know my pain and if your violin is crying , crying my heart too
Play me the s ? Sse song from Golden Age play that old song about love and sorrow
You black gypsy , come play me before because what I want to forget this day ' , what I lost
You black gypsy , you know my pain And if your violin is crying , crying my heart too

 

 

 

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kinds of vegetables, fruit and even eggs.

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