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Ski Resort Edition Part 2: Wiener Apfelstrudel

The après-ski indulgence I always look forward to the most – click now the the Vienna-style Apfelstrudel recipe.

Gluten-Free Milchschnitte

Try a gluten-free version of a German childhood favorite, the Milchschnitte! Click now for the recipe!

Ski Resort Edition Part 1: Fädlesuppe

Imagine yourself cozied up in a chalet in the snow-covered mountains with a steaming bowl of delicious, homemade beef broth and savory herb pancakes. Click now for the recipe!

German Spekulatius Streusel Cheesecake

A fluffy German quark cheesecake covered by a blanket of crunchy, winter-spiced streusel – it’s heaven! Click for the recipe.

Raclette: A Zero-Compromise Feast & GIVEAWAY

Raclette is one of the most popular meals for NYE in Germany, and the many options guarantee everybody is happy! CLICK for more info and a GIVEAWAY!

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Fleischsalat: German meat salad

Fleischsalat: German meat salad

A quick, German Abendbrot meal This Post May Contain Affiliate Links Every German butcher sells their own Fleischsalat, or meat salad. It's popular on the breakfast table as an alternative to salami, liverwurst and sliced cheeses to eat on breakfast rolls, or for...

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Coffee & Cake


Behind dirndl kitchen

dirndl kitchen author Sophie in black dirndl dress with flower crown


I am Sophie and I am German.

When I first moved to the United States in 2009, I felt very deprived of the German way of eating. To this date, I still miss German cake and coffee time at 3 p.m., so I decided to educate my fellow American friends by writing about German customs and food… which of course involves a ton of cooking, converting of grams to ounces and cups, and drinking of Paulaner Hefeweizen! …read more