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Delicious Germany: German Food

Do you enjoy cooking? Are you looking for recipes for typical German dishes or just want to know what the people eat in Germany? In Germany students enjoy cooking together with friends. They try out recipes from all around the world. In the following, we show you how to prepare some of the most popular German dishes. At the end of each film, you’ll be able to view the recipes. Beside that we are informing you about current trends.

APPLE CAKE

Apple cake is popular in many regions of the world. We show you how to make a traditional German apple cake. Have fun and enjoy!

Apple cake in a baking mould
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POTATO SALAD

Potato salad is literally a German dish for everyday! Germans like to eat it as a side dish, a main dish and even as a traditional dish for Christmas dinner. It is often served with sausages, but the vegetarian alternative is just as good. Enjoy!

Potato Salad in a bowl
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POTATO FRITTERS

This dish is particularly popular in and around Cologne. The fritters are served with apple sauce which creates a deliciously savoury taste. Enjoy!

potato fritters in a pan and a bowl with apple sauce
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CHEESE CAKE

The name of this cake might be confusing because it contains no real cheese in the classical sense! Find out what ingredients go into this special German cheesecake, one of the most popular cakes in Germany.

cheese cake decorated with blueberries and raspberries
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CHEESE SPÄTZLE

Spätzle are noodles which are especially popular in Swabia in southern Germany. Traditionally they are grated by hand. But they come out just as well when you use a “Spätzle press”. Have fun!

cheese spätzle on a plate with freshly made wine
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ONION TART

Onion tart is especially popular in wine-growing regions in southern Germany and is often baked in autumn during the harvest season. But you’ll find it’s delicious in any season. Try it out for yourself!

onion tart
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WAFFLES

Learn how to make “Bergische Waffeln”. This recipe originates from the “Bergisches Land”, a region near Wuppertal and Bergisch Gladbach. The “Bergische Waffeln” taste best with hot cherries and a bit of whipped cream!

Waffles
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STOLLEN

The Stollen has a really long history in Germany. It was invented in the 14th century. Perhaps the most famous Stollen is the Dresden Stollen. It takes some time to bake a Stollen, but it’s worth the effort! Give it a try!

Stollen
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CHRISTMAS COOKIES

Christmas is traditionally the time to bake cookies. Here’s a basic recipe that allows even the beginner baker to go wild with creative cookie designs. Have fun cutting out and decorating your cookies!

Christmas Cookies
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