German cuisine is known for hearty plates of sausage, potatoes, and mountains of spaetzle. Below you can discover some of our favorite samplings of Germany's regional cusine. Be sure to try some of our authentic German spice blends like Oktoberfest Bavarian Rub or our Sauerbraten Spices.
Played around a bit looking for the perfect use for the Bavarian blend, and ended up with the epitome of autumn.
Old-Fashioned Christmas Stollen
This is Grandma Erd's recipe that she made for as long as I can remember. The Erd Family would gather at Grandma's house on Tichigan Lake every Christmas Eve, where...
German Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream
I'm a first generation German immigrant. My grandmother made this recipe often and I do too but I've never used measurements. Feel free to adjust this to your taste. "Gurken...
This is part of the German Feast Plate, along with Brown Mustard Gravy, Red Cabbage, and California Chicken Roast. Enjoy.
Brown Mustard Gravy
This is part of the German Feast Plate, along with California Roast Chicken, Red Cabbage, and Bread Dumplings.
Smiling Al's Sauerbraten
This recipe comes from The Spice House's Smiling Al Meyer; he says, "Das ist GUT!"
German Style Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage
This is a family heirloom recipe from my German Grandmother Agusta.
This Sauerbraten Recipe is my German mother's original. We have this every year at Christmas. The key to this Sauerbraten recipe is to allow the roast to marinate for the...
Eve's Spice Cake
This has been a family favorite since 1950. My grandmother gave me the recipe, when I married and moved to Illinois from Germany...
Katie Lisheron's Vanilla Kipfl are a family favorite at Christmas and other special events. My cousin Mark loved them so much, he could eat a plateful. His nickname was 'the...
This recipe comes to us from the authors of several fascinating books on food philosophy, John Thorne and Matt Lewis Thorne. You can subscribe to their bimonthly food newsletter called...
My great-grandmother's recipe originally called for 10 cents worth of cassia, cardamom, anise seed and orange peel. Family tradition equates that to 2 tablespoons.
Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
White wine, rendered bacon fat, and some spicy ingredients make a salad dressing the renders spinach irresistible.