Nov 082010
 
German Austrian Specialty Tafelspitz

Tafelspitz, means literally the point of the table, used to be the favorite meal of  Austrian Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph, and they did not serve a meal without this dish. It is the Austrian National recipe but it is so good that I want to feature it here. I enjoyed it in Germany too. Tafelspitz is … read more …

Jun 012010
 
German Creamy Chocolate Cake Schokoladencreme-Torte

 It’s chocolate cake time! Ladies and gents, this is a special cake but it is not that difficult to make. It is recommended using “Mondamin” which is a popular extra corn starch for baking cakes and sweet dishes in Germany. I have never seen it in US supermarkets, neither on Amazon, but I found it at … read more …

May 142010
 
Roast Beef

Rinderbraten or German Roast Beef is a typical dish for Sunday lunches, birthday dinners or any festive occasion. It is always served with gravy, comes with side dishes such as Brussels sprouts (or cauliflower with carrots and peas) and Spaetzle. It is very delicious. In a so called “German Gasthaus” which is serving home made cooking, … read more …

Apr 282010
 
Pork Roast

Germany has a lot of recipes with meat. Especially pork and beef are the favorites of the nation. Back in my childhood, that was in the 1960s, my grandparents, who lived with us in the same house, had next to the main building a barn, pig stables and a chicken coop. This little farm delivered almost … read more …

Apr 262010
 
German Chicken Recipes: Fricassee

German Chicken Recipes: Fricassee – Have you ever heard of Fricassee? In Germany we cook this dish with chicken. But here is more about it: This German chicken recipe is a stewed dish typically made with poultry, but other types of white meat (like veal, rabbit, or Cornish game hen) can be substituted. It is … read more …