Lentil Stew with Frankfurter Sausage and Spaetzle

Region: South-West Germany, State of Baden Württemberg, Swabia Can you whip up something delicious with the 3 main ingredients being lentils, Spaetzle, and Frankfurter Sausages? Ask any Houswife from the southwestern German Region of Swabia and they will say: Sure, it is one of our classics! Regional cooking in Swabia is much more down to … Continue reading

Hamburg Panfish

Region: Hamburg, Northern Germany How about a fish meal that your kid will actually eat? Try this one: Hamburg Panfish Hamburg  Panfish is a very traditional dish from (you guessed it) Hamburg and popular in northern Germany and beyond.  In some way it is closely related to the German Farmers Breakfast I recently introduced. Traditionally, … Continue reading

Heaven and Earth (Himmel und Erde)

Region: Rhineland, Westphalia, Lower Saxony and Silesia. I was on a quest to get the ingredients for this meal today. It required visits to three different supermarkets to get everything. Oh sure, apples, potatoes, most of what was needed was available… but black pudding…blood sausage? … the sort that can be fried…? It earned me … Continue reading

Cheese Spaetzle with Porcini Mushrooms

Region: Southwestern Germany, Switzerland, Austria Meet the parents of the American Classic Macaroni and Cheese: Mr. Gruyère and Mrs. Spaetzle I introduced Spaetzle in the previous post but did not elaborate on its history and region. Spaetzle, a German pasta variation are very dominant in southwestern German cooking, namely Swabia. It is said, that Swabian … Continue reading