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Category Archives: German Foods


A good old jelly doughnut. Sprinkled with powdered sugar with a soft sweet dough and red jelly interior. Who knew its origins was so old? Called a Bismark in Canada, Pfannkuchen (pancake) in Berlin and East Germany, Krapfen in Austria, … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 German Foods , , ,

Kartoffelpuffer – one of its kind

Here to kindly write about one of his favorite dishes is CaptainG! He cooked a batch just this last Christmas and we were very full and happy afterwards. Thanks very much for this contribution! “Evolving through the ages the Kartoffelpuffer … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 German Foods ,


Hefezopf, or literally, ‘yeast braid’ is a type of sweet bread from the German-speaking countries. It is associated with such celebrations as New Years, baptisms, and Easter. Like its name implies, the bread loaf is braided and added with raisins, … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 German Foods ,

Käsespätzle (Noodles with cheese)

This is my favorite German dish of all time! This is a variation of macaroni and cheese but it’s definitely not your normal Kraft dinner! Spätzle is a type of egg noodle common in southern Germany, and is commonly served … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 German Foods ,

Schweinsbraten mit Semmelknödel (Roast pork with dumplings)

Germans love pork. According to a recent survey in 2010, Germans eat close to 90kg meat per year, and of that, 54kg is pig meat (in contrast, the recommended total of consumed meat is 15.6kg). I think it’s interesting, because … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 German Foods , , , ,

Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle)

To celebrate Oktoberfest season, here is a dish that is always available in a beer tent- Schweinshaxe! Or, in plain terms, pork knuckle marinated and roasted so that its skin is super crisp, served with some usual side dishes such … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 German Foods , ,

Brezel (German Pretzel)

What better way to start than with the humble Brezel (plural: Brezeln), or as we North Americans call it, the Pretzel. In Germany, especially in the south, it is a staple of everyday life. Babies munch on it, you bring … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 German Foods , ,