German Cuisine and Recipes
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The term "German cuisine" encompasses various cooking styles and dishes, all of which have been developed within the borders of Germany and are now considered "typical". However, every region has its specialties and these are generally based on what the local soil yields. For example, herring with fried potatoes is the favourite food in North Germany, whilst in South Germany you are more likely to be served roast pork and dumplings.
A well known German proverb says: "Taste is a matter of argument", whilst another states that "Whatever reaches the table will be eaten!”. In this case: Everyone should try typical German food at least once in order to determine for themselves whether or not they like it.
Our tip: Iif you ask the waiter in a local Gaststätte or Gasthaus for "something typical", please don’t expect to be served with haute cuisine. You are much more likely to receive something decidedly large and calorie-rich, usually served with wine or beer depending on the region.
Try it. And DON’T follow another well-known German proverb saying: "The farmer won’t eat what he doesn’t know". Enjoy your meal! Further info: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Some links to collections of recipes on the internet:
- Recipes von www.Richtig-schoen-Kochen.de/
- Simple & tasty recipes from goFeminin
- Typical Meat Dishes
- Huge Recipe database at www.daskochrezept.de
- cooking encyclopedia: The most widely used cooking terms briefly and precisely explained
- Sauerkraut at Wikipedia
- Everyday German - Dialogue from Deutsche Welle
- The Community Kochtalk.de: The independent cooking community Kochtalk.de is for beginners and professionals who share the passion of cooking and baking and are interested in topics regarding dining and drinking in general. A recipe competition "across the kitchen of the cultures" is to be found at http://kochtalk.de/wettbewerb/ (all in German)
- A few ideas for further reading: Business Etiquette : Business Dinners
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Tips for successful manners in the German business and private world you can find in the book:
More than manners
Tips for business professionals visiting Germany
e.g. e.g. with the chapter "Business dinners"
more offers cookbooks for German cuisine:
Comprehensive cooking magazines showcases German cuisine recipes that are easy and affordable to make.
You can find further sources when searching with the keywords:
""deutsch kochen "- - - "deutsche rezepte " - - - "deutsch kulinarisch "- - - "typisch deutsche kost " - - - "typisch deutsches essen " - - - "deutsche speisekarte "- - ...
It might be best to use a meta search engine crawling various German engines. Such as Lixam.de-Suche:
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