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

Beef Ragout a la Stroganoff with Spaetzle

Region: Russia, France, all over Germany Russia had a strong influence on (East) German Cuisine after the second world war. Former East Germany, the DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) or GDR (German Democratic Republic), used and modified many dishes from Russia and other Eastern Bloc States. If Bœuf Stroganoff found its way to Germany though the … Continue reading

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Curry Sauce

Region: Northern Germany and in variations all over Germany „Krauts“… isn’t that what the name created by the Brits and Americans during the first and second world war and that the international community still associates with the Germans because supposedly we eat so much Cabbage? If a name should be based on a certain vegetable … Continue reading

Goulash Supreme

Region: All over Germany, influences of Bavaria, Austria, and Hungary. The dumplings are as Bavarian as it gets. „Never order Goulash in a Restaurant”, would be my whole-hearted recommendation to anyone. They just don’t put the amount of effort and creativity required into preparing the meal. It will be bound to be too greasy, too … Continue reading