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Germany: Recipes and Cuisine

German village of Monschau in winter

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

German Recipes

Try these recipes from Germany.


Rumtopf (German rum-soaked fruit dessert)

(German rum-soaked fruit dessert)


Glass of Maiwein

(German white wine with sweet woodruff)


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