Spoonfuls of Germany

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Suppenkasper revisited

Chicken soup with royale

The small Struwwelpeter Museum on Schubertstraße, a quiet residential street in Frankfurt’s Westend, had been on my to-do list for years. My yearly visits to Germany are always jam-packed so I was glad I finally made it to the museum last September. Continue reading


The power of sweet comfort food

Plum Dumplings (Zwetschgenknödel) from my book, Spoonfuls of Germany

Plum Dumplings (Zwetschgenknödel) from my book, Spoonfuls of Germany

“Do you want to come over for plum dumplings?”, I asked my friend Gabriele last week after I found a bag of Italian plums in the freezer that I had bought at a farm stand in late summer specifically to make those dumplings. Of course she said yes. Although she has lived in the United States twice as long as I have, she craves that stuff just as much as I do. Continue reading

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Idyll by mail

Cookbook and tablet holder from Landlust


In this day and age of online reading it does not happen too often that I get excited about what’s in the mail. However, when an almost two-pound magazine from Germany arrives, my husband, who on most days fetches our mail from the post office in the village four miles away, calls out, “Your Landlust is here!” And although he does not read German he is often the first one to leaf through it. Continue reading