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June 22, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

It has been almost 6 months since my last post. In January, I started a new job, and that has kept me involved. But with BBQ season here, I just had to upload a homemade Bratwurst recipe which you find on the main page.

A lot has happened since my last post. Much to my surprise the blog has actually developed  a community of followers. And a recent comment about my absence motivated me to start again.

At present, the blog has been visited by people from 74 countries. Most of them from the USA. The runner up is Germany, which is a bit of a surprise, and number three is Canada. Thanks for the word of mouth.

Enjoy cooking.

November 21, 2012 @ 07:00pm

Today is the 20 Recipe Anniversary.  I have posted the 20th recipe. Only 80 to go as my declared goal is a minimum of 100.
There are great things in the making, like Beouf Stroganoff, Meatloaf, Tafelspitz, Chicken Ragout, Wiener Schnitzel, Roast Duck, German Pretzels, Gingerbread House and much much more.

So keep coming back!

October 11, 2012 @ 10:03

From Berlin on to Moscow. If you think German food is not diet friendly go to Russia and experience ultimate diet break down. Ground beef stuffed dough pockets for breakfast… you have got to be kidding me.

Yet, a fascinating city

October 9, 2012 @ 20:20

I am in Berlin on a business trip. I realized again how special food from Berlin can be.

People here needed to be creative during and particularly after the second world war, being cut off supplies from West Germany. Some interesting dishes have emerged like the Currywurst, which I will dedicate some time to soon.

October 7, 2012 @ 01:38pm

Went to Austria on business last week. Bought a piece of Sacher’s Cake and this at the Airport:

For those of you taking an interest ín world culture and history, will say… “wait a minute, wasn’t Sissi Austrian, and you would be correct. I find Austrian and German cusine very similar, thought the influences on cooking might be different. I found a few interesting dishes in here. Let’s see if there is anything worth “tuning up”.

September 23, 2012 @ 17:47

Been away for a while, but with fall season rushing in, there are many new receipts to try, modify, and upload.

Today I went to a flea market in Hamburg. Originally I wanted to buy old cutlery and pots or pans for photography, but was not really successful. I did find cross-regional German cookbook from the early 90s. It published the best receipts from a cooking competition sponsored by a Germany television station.

The Jury may have selected some good dishes, but they sure did not choose the best hair dresser.

Or was this indeed the style of the 90’s? It isn’t really that long ago. Judge for yourself.

September 22, 2012 @ 12:00

O’Zapft is (the keg is tapped).

Oktoberfest 2012 in Munich has officially opened. The largest party in Europe is in full swing.

It is bad… want to see how bad… have a peak preview. (Rated PG 13+) Yes, you will get the wrong impression…that’s kinda the point 🙂

July 9, 2012 @ 17:54

I just found an old German Cookbook in my Library from 1987. I was 17 then. The book shows a map of Germany, with East and West Germany still seperated. It is actually a historic document. The book is over 25 years old. I am excited!

Map of Germany before the reintigration of East-Germany

June 30, 2012 @ 18:54

Funny, I just came across a web page by a German lady in London who had pretty much the same idea. Her web page “more than sausages” can be found here: http://www.morethansausages.com/

I like this blog a lot, because Linda takes traditional and not commonly known dishes and adds beautiful photography to it. Worth a visit!

Jun 24, 2012 @ 18:48

I am currently traveling Asia on business, and I am wondering if a German/Asian Fusion in terms of food is possible at all.

Jun 22, 2012 @ 17:07

I will be adding pictures to the dishes in the next weeks, similar to what I have done with Meatballs Königsberg. I think this is helpful in order to provide input on how to arrange the food on a plate. Your feedback is appreciated.

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