If you can find them locally you really need to try "Taylors Cooked Bockwurst" sausages and "Kruegermann Red Cabbage with Apple." Having spent significant time in Germany, we both acknowledge these are two of the most authentic representations of German food. So last night with both of these products on hand, I decided to make … Continue reading Potato Kugel with Fried Shallots
Many supermarkets sell packaged thinly sliced top round labeled "Beef for Braciole," Being German I have always made "Rouladen," which is the German version. I used to cut and pound it thin myself than I got wise and had my butcher do it. My Rouladen is tender and rich, a great dish on a chilly … Continue reading Rouladen
The other day we were in Trader Joes and saw they had this bratwurst. It is made in Germany, so we thought it should be good. It was excellent. Highly recommend it. How we make it is we boil it in beer, with some sliced onions and a nob of butter. Then on to the … Continue reading Austrian Potato Salad
Yesterday was cold and rainy. Just the kind of weather for some good comfort food and what could be more comforting to my German wife Laura than some nice Pork Schnitzel (Schweineschnitzel.) "Wienerschnitzel” is actually a geographically protected term in Germany and Austria and can only be made with veal and Laura will not eat veal. I … Continue reading Pork Schnitzel
The picture above was taken at about the time James got interested in cooking. Here is is eight years old sitting on the porch with Jim after pumpkin carving. The Complete Illustrated Step by Step Cookbook was published in 1989 by Gallery Books. The contents included cooking sections on: French, Italian, German, Greek, Polish, Spanish, … Continue reading Garnished Pepper Steak
Years ago Laura and I were invited to an event at our company's office in Wroclaw Poland. The evening before the event was to start there was a really fun buffet in a former slaughter house, which had been converted into a bowling alley! It wasn't creepy at all. We really enjoyed ourselves and the … Continue reading Beef Goulash with Dumplings
A bit labor-intensive but worth it
Possibly the best Schnitzel ever
When life gives you cabbage, make cabbage rolls!
My cousin and her husband from Germany visited us a while ago and made this traditional dish for us.