Viennese Juicy Goulash – Wiener Saftgulasch

Deutsch The term goulash (Gulyás) is originally from Hungary, and was the name given to the cattle herders of the Puszta. They cooked over an open fire in a kettle a soup-like dish, originally probably only with onions, garlic and meat. After the discovery of America the peppers came probably over the Ottoman Empire to Hungary and so became an […]

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Lentils, wieners and spaetzle – Linsen, Saiten und Spätzle

Deutsch Lentils, wieners and spaetzle are along with roast beef, Swabian ravioli and cheese spaetzle the cornerstones of the Swabian cuisine. These days it’s easy to bring this dish to the table. Lentils are pre-cooked in a can, so need only be made hot and spiced. Wieners you can always buy from the butcher and spaetzle are dried or fresh […]

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Hessian tapas plate – Hessische Tapasplatte

Deutsch This is not a menu in the classical sense, as all dishes simultaneously come to the table. I have selected a colorful spectrum from Central and South Hesse, the Aale Wurscht actually comes from North Hesse. They have also the Diebchen but with Duckefett (A lard based sauce with much more fat, than mine). Six dishes in small format […]

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Krakow sausage, lentil vegetable and mashed potatoes – Krakauer, Linsengemüse und Kartoffelbrei

Deutsch This is one of the oldest dishes in the old canteens of the former Hoechst AG (whose core is now Sanofi/Aventis and several other companies) and in its simplicity also one of the best. Interestingly, for most of the time was used no kielbasa but Westphalian smoked pork sausages. The recipe could mature with me more than 40 years, […]

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Fried meatloaf – Gebratener Leberkäse

Deutsch The “Leberkäse” (liver cheese) or “Fleischkäse” (meat cheese) is a special meatloaf, minced in a cutter as fine as the meat for Wiener. It has nothing to do with liver or cheese, the name came from the medieval German words for loaf (Laib) and for minced sausage meat. So the original word was “Laiberkas”. Some recipes contains also eggs […]

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Savoy cabbage stew – Wirsingeintopf

Deutsch This is a recipe from my youth that my mother always cooked. Savoy cabbage with boiled beef and potatoes. At that time, however, she always shot the savoy cabbage through the meat grinder, which had a hint of baby porridge. When I later cooked this myself, I then cut the savoy cabbage with a knife. This requires a strong […]

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