Category Archives: Germany

An Intro to German Cuisine

WHAT makes Germany so wonderful to experience is the love and passion everyone reserves for their food and drink. From visiting one of Germany’s 200 star-rated restaurants to getting merry in one of those iconic old-fashioned German taverns everybody wants … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OCCASION – Glücksschwein

THESE  ‘Glücksschwein’ (lucky pigs) are traditionally made in the marzipan hotbed of Lübeck in Northern Germany, so dubbed the Marzipan capital due to its brilliance and consistency. For more information on marzipan specific terms for those interested, check below for … Continue reading

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STAPLE FOODS – Telling Porkies

On average, a  German will on average consume up to 61kg of meat a year – and while that diet is by no means made up exclusively from pork, with eye-catching specialities like Schweinshaxe and the previously mentioned somewhere in … Continue reading

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HOME COOKING – Fit for a Duke

THE cheeky little moustache can’t help but catch your eye, belongs to Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover, particularly fond of a snappy two layered dessert called Welf Pudding, first cooked to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the rule of the … Continue reading

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BEER FESTIVAL – Bavarian brew up

OKTOBERFEST is the biggest beer festival of them all… It begins on the first Saturday after the 15th of September and is held annually over as many as 18 days in the city of Munich. As part of the 200 … Continue reading

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STREET FOOD – A Recommendation from Gerhard Schröder

Liked by a lot, disliked by just as many, currywurst is the heart of the vibrant Berlin street food scene with an estimated 800 million servings sold in Germany each year. For those that don’t know, Currywurst is the basic … Continue reading

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DINING ETIQUETTE – Weißwurst

Weisswurst doesn’t look all that appetising – more like a gym sock filled with toothpaste than a tasty meal.  Made from very finely minced veal and fresh pork bacon, this Bavarian sausage is usually flavoured with parsley, lemon, mace, onions, … Continue reading

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