When you think of German food, does your mind fill with visions of heavy dumplings, boiled meats and dishes with unpronounceable names like Rinderschmorbraten, Pflaumenkuchen and schwartzwälder Kirschtorte? Then you need to look again! What many people don't realize is that German cooking is incredibly varied, flavorful and, yes, quite often light on its feet.
Typical German Dishes
Try these recipes from Germany.
(German farmer-style rye bread)
(German potato dumplings)
(German braised red cabbage)
(German meat-filled pasta dumplings)
(German Christmas fruitcake)
(German deviled, stuffed eggs appetizer)
(German, Turkish spiced meat sandwich; see Shawarma recipe)
(German rum-soaked fruit dessert)
(German beer cheese spread)
(German marinated beef pot roast)
(Austrian breaded fried chicken)
(German white wine with sweet woodruff)
(German potato pancakes; see Latkes recipe)