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Belonging by Nora Krug – A German Reckons with History and Home

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Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home Every now and then a book comes along, and my first reaction is… “I wish I had written this”. Belonging by Norah Krug is one of those books. From the first section, the book pulled me in because it was so relatable. (I tore through the book […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

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Our Daily Bread: German Village Life, 1500-1850 Most history books give you plain facts… you learn about wars, you learn who was king, and where the borders changed. What you don’t usually get, is what was it LIKE to be a peasant and have battles raging around you? To actually struggle to feed a family? […]

Belonging by Nora Krug – A German Reckons with History and Home

Die Häschenschule A Day At Bunny School -A German Easter Classic

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Die Häschenschule: Jubiläumsband If you are of a certain age, you probably had a storybook about a Rabbit School on your bookshelves as a child. In 1924 Albert Sixtus published a book about a bunnies going school called Die Häschenschule. 95 years later, this classic book is still charming children all over Germany.  For Easter […]

Belonging by Nora Krug – A German Reckons with History and Home

Home From Home : German American Essays by Susanne Bacon

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Home from Home: German-American Essays Susanne Bacon, author of the Wycliff novel series, recently published her German-American Essays in a book called “Home from Home”.  Each essay describes what it feels like to be a German in the United States. To look at everyday life through a slightly different lens, shaped by different experiences. Susanne […]

Belonging by Nora Krug – A German Reckons with History and Home

What is the Sandmaennchen? A little Man who Sent German Kids to Dream

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Unser Sandmännchen 643772 Hand Puppet Sandmann 35 cm Multi-Coloured When the Wall separating East Germany from West Germany fell, many of the icons produced by the East vanished, mostly because something different already existed in the West, and the Wessi got to keep its job. There is one BIG exception. The Sandmännchen. What is the […]

What is German Unity Day – Tag der Deutschen Einheit

German Meals at Oma’s by Gerhild Fulson- My Favorite German Foods!

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German Meals at Oma’s: Traditional Dishes for the Home Cook Recently Gerhild Fulson, who is the force behind Just Like Oma (aka Quick German Recipes) and one of my favorite German Recipe Bloggers sent me a copy of her new cookbook German Meals at Oma’s: Traditional Dishes for the Home Cook to preview.  It immediately jumped […]

Rüdesheim Coffee Recipe- Make Rüdesheimer Kaffee at HOME

The German Cookbook by Alfons Schuhbeck- My Review

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The German Cookbook Recently the people at Phaidon Publishing asked me to take a look at The German Cookbook… and wow, I’m impressed. Alfons Schubeck’s collection of over 500 authentic German recipes brings together all the different regional dishes in one (heavy) comprehensive book. You won’t just find the standard Rouladen, Sauerbraten, Schnitzel Recipes that […]

Belonging by Nora Krug – A German Reckons with History and Home

Who are Max and Moritz? Behind Wilhelm Busch’s Bad Boy Stories

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In the end, two boys are ground up by the Miller in the giant flour mill, and then eaten by ducks. Sounds like the latest horror film to come out of Hollywood doesn’t it? But this is the ending of Wilhelm Busch’s “Max und Moritz: Eine Bubgeschichte in sieben Streichen” (“Max and Moritz : A […]

Belonging by Nora Krug – A German Reckons with History and Home