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“Berlin: The Story of a City” by Barney White-Spunner

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“Germany has long had in its capital city the model to which it aspires as a nation” In“Berlin: The Story of a City, Barney White-Spunner looks back at the 1000+ year history of the everchanging city and presents it as a captivating, and I must admit, a late into the night “just one more chapter”, […]

Cold War TV Dramas set in Germany Guest post by Randall Schroeder

The Oktoberfest Cookbook- German Oktoberfest Recipes and MORE

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Oktoberfest Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from the World s Greatest Beer Festival Because of our upcoming Webtoberfest celebrations, I thought it would be best to brush up on a few more German Oktoberfest Recipes. Naturally, I want to be able to cook the staples like Brathändl (Roast Chicken) and Kartofelsalat (potato salad …. my northern German […]

German S’mores! Why NOT play with your Food?

German Literature Classics made Easy- Klassiker für Kinder

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[no_toc] Ritter, Recken, Mittelalter: Balladen von Schiller neu erzählt (Klassiker für Kinder) (German Edition) Growing up, I learned conversational German, “at home” German, the basics that could get me through most everyday situations smoothly, and have nice chats with my Oma. My everyday German reading skills were similar. As a child I devoured books in […]

“Berlin: The Story of a City” by Barney White-Spunner

My Favorite German Cookbooks in GERMAN

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[no_toc] My cookbook shelf is bi-lingual, and I reach for specific cookbooks for different recipes (or when I’m doing research). In the past I’ve shared my favorite German Cookbooks in English… and now it’s time to share my favorite Cookbooks in German. I realize that not everyone visiting my website speaks or reads German. (Honestly, […]

German S’mores! Why NOT play with your Food?

“View Master: The Biography of William B Gruber” Immigrant Success Story

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View Master $150 seems to be a magic number for German immigrants. William B Gruber and my father both arrived here in the United States with $150 in their pockets. From there they chose different paths. In tge book, “View Master, The Biography of William B Gruber”, his daughter Gretchen J Gruber lovingly shares the […]

“Berlin: The Story of a City” by Barney White-Spunner

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? […]

“Berlin: The Story of a City” by Barney White-Spunner

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 […]

“Berlin: The Story of a City” by Barney White-Spunner