Spoonfuls of Germany

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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.




Wunderbar Together videos feature Spoonfuls of Germany

In September, on a day with glorious early autumn weather, the video team from The Year of German-American Friendship (Deutschlandjahr) came along when I went apple picking at my favorite local orchard, County Line Orchard. Continue reading


My grandmother’s Black Forest Cake is both pink and German

Black Forest Cake is traditionally snow-white and decorated with a circle of cherries. Not my grandmother’s Black Forest Cake – hers was pink. She always made it that way, and I have never baked a Black Forest Cake using any other recipe. Whether my grandmother shared my aversion to candied cherries, or they were an expensive, unnecessary and probably hard-to-find ingredient in post-War Germany, I don’t know. As she did, I decorate my Black Forest Cake with only shavings of dark chocolate. For special occasions such as a birthday, I might reach for the pastry bag and decorate the cake with whipped cream rosettes. Continue reading