All posts tagged: German cuisine

Villa Ratatouille in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is definetly the labtop bag among the German towns: practical, condensed, and rather sporty than beautifull. Around every 10years, half of its population is substituted by new immigrants. That makes this town sometimes a bit anonymous, especially for all the expats, yuppies and other career-starters that moved into the city to find their luck. You are not alone! A vibrant scene of local creatives is constantly trying to figure out how to entertain you! Especially, a vibrant culinary event scene offers quite pleasent distractions from daily routine. Check them out and mark everything you like in your calendar. Among the prime targets any creative event maker has in Frankfurt is of course to hold an event in the area of the Frankfurt main train station. This infamous area is cursed by prostitution, organized crime, and drug addicts. Thus, it is a very ‘authentic’ place and has gained the attention of the local Hispter scene – leading to the opening of quite a number of Hipster bars in that area. The newest big thing: Villa …

White cabbage salad – basic German recipe

There are many different kinds of cabbage and they are awesome foods; Besides being very healthy, they are easily turned into delicious and filling meals. For example white cabbage. You can make all kinds of salad out of it that last very long in your fridge (and actually taste better if they are 1 day old). For a very basic recipe for a white cabbage salad, you need half a white cabbage (ca. 500g). Discard the outermost leaves and the stalk. Cut the cabbage into very thin stripes (there is no rule for how thin – whatever you prefer is best). Salt the cut cabbage with one tea spon of salt. Equally spread the salt by adding 2 soup spoons of water and knead the cabbage until it turns smooth. Next, you need to cut a onion in very small pieces and disperse it into 1 soup spoon white vinegar acid and 2 soup spoons olive oil. Add lots of white pepper and mix well. Finally, mix the white cabbage with the onion sauce. Best, …

Fresh kraut salad – German style!

Stereotypes claim that Germans are particularly fond of kraut. After all, there is no other side dish that fits – both in tastes and in aesthetics – so perfectly to any heavy German meat product you can imagine – ranging from all kinds of sausages, to Schnitzel, and other extremities such as pickled knuckle of pork. Dear beloved reader – don’t worry, this text will not dive deeper into the greasy world of solid butchery (for those of you who would like to read about this kind of stuff, look out for our November entries J ). Instead, let’s focus more on the cabbage Germans are nicknamed after (“the krauts”), in its uncooked, fresh form. When travelling Germany, you may notice the abundance of cosy, informal restaurants in any area frequented by middle-class Germans looking for laid-back, urban distractions. Examples of these areas include the Viertel in Bremen, the Schanze in Hamburg, Bergerstraße in Frankfurt, or downtown Stuttgart. This kind of restaurants may pop up in Kassel or Düsseldorf, and even in Dresden (the East …