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Welcome to the German Food Guide
There is no one way to define German food. The cuisine is as diverse as the country itself - with each region having its own specialties. We can say, however, that German food is very tasty; it is rich in tradition and history; and it can satisfy even the most discriminating of palates.

This website is for everyone who loves German food and for those who what to learn more about it. But unlike other German food sites, we focus primarily on the German food that is available here in the U.S. On this website, you will be able to find German food sold in your area. You can search our directory for German restaurants, delicatessens, food stores, and bakeries. You can also learn about German specialties ... how to prepare them, the best ways to serve them, history and traditions, etc.
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March

March Spotlight:  SPÄTZLE

    March Spotlight:  Spätzle
The Italians aren't the only pasta-lovers. The German answer to pasta is Spätzle. Spätzle are made from flour, eggs, water, and salt. Compared to Italian pasta, the Spätzle dough is moister and softer.

Spätzle are loved in Germany and are part of its identity and cooking-culture. Although Spätzle are served and enjoyed throughout Germany, they are considered a specialty of the Swabian (Schwaben) region. Other names for Spätzle include Spätzli, Spatzen, and Knöpfle (short & round version of the Spätzle found in the Baden region).

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Käsespätzle
   
Recipe of the Month

Käsespätzle
(Spätzle & Cheese)

Käsespätzle are Germany's version of Mac & Cheese and they are one of Germany's favorite Spätzle dishes. Traditionally, they are made with Emmentaler cheese, but a combination of other cheeses (such as Bergkäse, Gorgonzola, Romadur, and Limburger) are also common.  Which cheese (or combination of cheeses) to use is a regional and personal preference.

Käsespätzle are simple to make.  Alternate cooked Spätzle, cheese, and some caramalized onions in a casserole dish. Sprinkle with some extra cheese and bake until the top layer of cheese is thoroughly melted and lightly browned.

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Popular German Foods ... Our "Quick Find" List

Below is a "quick list" of some of the most well-known German foods. We provide descriptions, photos, serving suggestions, and recipes.

Soups, Salads & Sauces
 
Pasta & Other Side Dishes
 
Meat Dishes
 
Vegetables
 
Wurst & Cheese
 
Breads
 
Cakes, Desserts, & Other Sweets
 
Beverages
 

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