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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Kirschenmichel

Deutsch Originally Kirschenmichel is a leftovers for white bread or rolls. Cherries are used depending on the season, fresh or canned. The home of the Kirschenmichel is from the Rhine-Main area and south over Rheinhessen to the Palatinate, where it is known as Kerscheplotzer. As a child I hated this dish because I found anyway soaked bread to vomit. The […]

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Fake slaughter soup – Falsche Metzelsuppe/Wurstsuppe

Deutsch The Metzelsuppe is a waste product in the production of sausages at a home slaughtering and now it is unfortunately often simply spilled away because no one really likes it more (too fat, too disgusting, etc.). In earlier poorer times it was highly populate, just because it was fat. In Hesse and the Palatinate therefore, there was the ancient […]

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Vegetable soup „Across the garden“ – Quer durch den Garten

Deutsch ‚Quer durch den Garten‘ (Across the garden) is a vegetable stew that I know from my two roots, the Palatinate and Hesse. By the geographical proximity to France it is called in the Palatinate also ‚Franzosensuppe‘ French soup. Stews are typically winter dishes but here the seasonal vegetables are garden fresh processed. In the spring are other vegetables processed […]

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The difference between normal German and Hessian beef roulades – Der Unterschied zwischen normalen deutschen und hessischen Rinderrouladen

Deutsch There are countless variations of beef rouladen in Germany. They are stuffed with minced meat, mushrooms, eggs and what ever. But there is one classic stuffing that is known throughout Germany, bacon, onions and gherkins. However, the Hessians would not be Hessians, if there is not a contrast to the rest of Germany. Throughout Germany, the ingredients for the […]

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Hessian potato salad – Hessischer Kartoffelsalat

Deutsch In Germany there are as many potato salad recipes as there are households. In the north it is often made with mayonnaise and cucumbers, in the south some meat broth is essential. The Baden part of Baden-Wurttemberg makes the potato salad even warm with hot peeled potatoes and hot meat broth. In Hesse the potato salad is made quite […]

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