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

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

Pork Chops in Dark Beer Gravy

Region: Bavaria I have already posted a few meals using wine in the preparation. (e.g. Riesling Chicken). Using beer for cooking might not be as popular outside of Germany but it sure is in Germany and particularly in Bavaria.  Bavarian Cuisine is the embodiment of German food. At least that’s common wisdom outside of Germany. … 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