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

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

Farmers Breakfast (Bauernfrühstück)

Region: Northern Germany, with variations all over Germany The potato is probably the most versatile vegetable there is. Easy to grow, easy to store, and rich in carbohydrates, it was a source of nutrition in Germany during times of famine leading to such a large variety of potato dishes one could fill another blog with … Continue reading