The German Cookbook: A Complete Guide to Mastering Authentic German Cooking (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, May 5, 2010 - Cooking - 576 pages
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Here is the completely authentic book of German cuisine, from delicious soups to the greatest baking specialties of the world, complete with indexes and both English and German. In addition to the easy-to-follow recipes, the author discusses some of the great restaurants in Germany and how to order the traditional dishes. She researched these recipes for a year in the United States, eating almost every night in German restaurants, from the most expensive, to small neighborhood eateries, then traveled throughour Germany itself. Every recipe has been tested in her own kitchen--she guarantees that the ingredients are readily available and that the average person needs no special equipment in order to cook it.

"Few countries in Europe," the author writes in her introduction, "have landscapes more beautiful or maore varied than those of Germany. It is not a large country, slightly smaller than the state of Montana, but within this area there is almost every kind of terrain one finds in the Temperate Zone. The German cuisine is almost as varied as the terrain. Just as Bavaria passes as the archetype for the entire country, so the food of that section--the dumplings, sausages, beer, pork, and cabbage dishes--represents German cooking to the outside world Delicious though these dishes may be, they hardly begin to give even a clue to the whole spectrum of German cooking, which has more appeal than the average American palate than that of any other foreign country. Think of all the German dishes that have been taken over by Americans--not only hamburgers and frankfurters, with or without sauerkraut, but the jelly doughnut that was first the Berliner Pfannkuchen, Boston Creme Pie, that in Germany is 'Moor's Head'; the range of Christmas cookies; and even that old stand-by of ladies' luncheons, creamed chicken in a patty shell, that appears in every German Konditorei as Koniginpastetchen."

Here they all are, hundreds of them. So Prosit and gut essen: your health and good eating.

From the Hardcover edition.

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User Review  - chickasawbrave -

has a lot of great dishes in it and some Ive never heard of and i cant wait too try.the book was shipped out in a fast timely manner.I recommend this book too every one. Read full review

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User Review  - Vanessa - Goodreads

Great cookbook with traditional recipes in english and German. I just wish there were more pictures. Read full review


IntroductionGood Eating Good Drinking
Holiday Festivals and Foods
The German Kitchen
CHAPTERIAppetizers and Light Snacks
CHAPTERIIISoup Garnishes and Dumplings
CHAPTERIVCasserole Dinners or Meals Made in One Pot
CHAPTERIXGame and Game Birds
CHAPTERXIVegetables and Salads
CHAPTERxiiPotato Noodle and Rice Dishes

CHAPTERVEgg Dishes and Cheese Dishes

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Mimi Sheraton is a former New York Times restaurant critic who now free-lances for The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, and other magazines. Her cookbook The Whole World Loves chicken Soup won both the IACP Julia Child Award and the James Beard Award. She lives in New York City.

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