Spoonfuls of Germany


In storage, for now

The reason why there have been no new entries on this blog for a long time is not that I have lost interest in German food—on the contrary. I still bake every single loaf of bread we eat, and real bread for me of means German bread. Continue reading


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Spoonfuls of Germany ebook sales to benefit local food bank

Every time I cook dinner I am grateful for the food I can put on the table. I know that so many people right now are in dire straights because of the pandemic.

Starting March 30, I am donating all the royalties from the sale of the ebook edition of my German regional cookbook, Spoonfuls of Germany, to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania.

I receive $4.42 for each ebook sold on Amazon.com. Second Harvest turns every $1 donation into six meals for people in need.

So… if there are any German dishes you always wanted to try, such as this delightful Pea Soup with Semolina Dumplings, a traditional spring soup, buy the book here.

On Amazon international sites, search for “Spoonfuls of Germany Kindle edition”.

You don’t need a Kindle, just download the free Kindle app, which works on any device.

Or, buy the ebook as a digital gift for a friend or family member anywhere in the world. All you need is the recipient’s email address.

This applies to the ebook edition of my cookbook only. The hardcover and paperback editions are out of print. The copies that are being sold on different websites are beyond my reach, which means I don’t get royalties.

Thank you for being kind and generous to others.

Stay home, and stay safe.




The missing, and the silent

Oscar Rosen and his wife Rachel Rosen, née Kesler, on their engagement in Metz, France, February 1936.

A few months ago, I watched a German TV program about Niklas Frank, the youngest son of Hans Frank, who as governor-general of occupied Poland in World War II was responsible for the murder of the Polish Jews and other war crimes and crimes against humanity. Talking about the right-wing German party AfD and its claim that the years between 1933 and 1945 were merely a “stain” in Germany’s “glorious” history, Niklas Frank said, “Someone who really loves Germany (…) first and foremost carries the pain about those 12 years.” Continue reading