German ice wine
Food & Drink

German Ice Wine Harvest Lives Up To Its Name

German ice wine harvest marks end of the country’s wine-growing year. Despite the bitter cold, wine growers in south-west Germany were picking the last frozen grapes from the vine on Saturday to make the country’s traditional ice wine, or Eiswein as it is known there. A sweet dessert wine, this year’s …

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German beer
Food & Drink

German beer no longer bekömmlich

A German court has decided that a century-old brewery is not allowed to refer to its beer as “bekömmlich” or “wholesome” because the description implies it is healthy.  The judgment could set a precedent for the German beer industry. The court in Stuttgart ruled that the Clemens Härle brewery in the south-western German …

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German baker Axel Schmitt
Food & Drink

German baker plays music to give his bread extra flavour

A baker in Germany claims his bread tastes better because he plays music to his dough at deafening levels – and says he has the science to back it up. “There are two loves in my life,” declares German baker Axel Schmitt. “Music and baking. And so I wondered: What …

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German diet
Food & Drink

The German Diet – Bratwurst & Schnitzel Still King?

For a nation that loves its bratwurst and schnitzel, the German diet has changed over recent years to include more healthy options and international cuisine. As is often the case with clichés, they may be some truth in them, but pork knuckle, dumplings and litre tankards of beer aren’t part …

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German Leberkäse with bread
Food & Drink

Leberkäse – A True German Classic

German Leberkäse (sometimes known as Leberkas or Fleischkäse) is an authentic German snack popular in parts of Bavaria, Austria and parts of Switzerland. Similar to a frankfurter and the equivalent of North American meatloaf, the name literally translates from German into “liver” (leber) “cheese” (käse) but thankfully contains neither. In fact, it …

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German food in the Middle Ages
Food & Drink

The Ultimate German Knight Out

German Food and Drink in the Middle Ages. The discovery in Germany of a long-lost recipe dating back to Medieval Times demonstrates that, just like today, manufacturers had to adhere to strict production methods and ingredients. SAUSAGES The discovery in 2007 of a 600 year-old Bratwurst recipe by a German historian showed how seriously sausage manufacture was taken …

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