German Onion Tart – Onion Cake Zwiebelkuchen

onion cake

The German Onion Tart or “Zwiebelkuchen” is a popular dish of the South. This local specialty is often served with “first wine” in October. This wine is called “Süsser” or “Suser” , or in the Rhineland it’s “Federweisser”. In the region around Freiburg in…

German Potato Pancakes or Reibekuchen

german potato pancakes

German Potato pancakes or “Reibekuchen” is a special German potato dish for all occasions. They are also called “Kartoffelpuffer”. The little pancakes are very popular during the so called “Fastnachtszeit” (during German carnival), and in the Rhineland there is always a booth on the…

German Liver Dumpling Soup – Bavarian Specialty

bavarian liver dumpling soup

The German liver dumpling soup is a Bavarian Specialty and is called in German “Leberknödelsuppe”. “Knödel” means dumpling and “Leber” means liver. If you travel to Bavaria one day, don’t forget to try this soup. It is served in almost every Bavarian Gasthaus (inn)….

German Griebenschmalz Recipe – Lard Bread Spread

German Griebenschmalz Recipe

Are you looking for the famous lard bread spread that originates from Germany? Here is an original German Griebenschmalz Recipe, the popular lard bread spread. Griebenschmalz is made out of Flomen (leaf lard) and Pork Speck (belly fat). This is an original and authentic…

German Austrian Specialty Tafelspitz

german tafelspitz

Find out how to make the  German Austrian Specialty Tafelspitz, which means literally the point of the table. It used to be the favorite meal of Austrian Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph, and this dish was part of every meal. It is therefor a national…

Sausage Salad Wurstsalat – Swabian Specialty

german sausage salad

Today find out how to make a delicious German dish from the South (Swabia) that you can get at any Inn or Gasthof. It is the Bologna Salad – we call it Wurstsalat in German.The sausages for this salad are traditionally Bologna or in…

Mecklenburger Punsch – German Hot Drink

mecklenburger Punsch

This is a drink just perfect for the cold winter season! When the nights are getting longer and colder, and the days shorter,  that’s the time for a cup of this German hot drink that is called “Mecklenburger Punsch” . This is a classic…

Bavarian Ham Hocks – Roasted Pork Knuckles

bavarian ham hock

Bavarian Ham hocks is a traditional and authentic German Bavarian specialty and is not just served at the Oktoberfest. In Germany we call this dish “Schweinshaxe” – Haxe is another name for “leg”, and Schwein means “pig”. Ham hocks are also called Eisbein, Hachse,…