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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 […]

Pfirsichschnitten- Peach Streusel Cake Squares

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 […]

“Effigy: Poison and the City”

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, […]

Pfirsichschnitten- Peach Streusel Cake Squares

“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 […]

“Effigy: Poison and the City”

German Girl in America Book Corner -Find your next Favorite Book!

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[no_toc] The first printed book was in German… and Germany publishes about 94,000 titles per year. So, it’s no wonder I love to read! (It’s in the genes!) And I love to recommend books (maybe I should have become a librarian?). Rather than start a book club (getting all of you in my house could […]

What is a Volksmarsch? Walking for Fun, Friendship and Fitness

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 […]

“Effigy: Poison and the City”

German Christmas Treats from All Tastes German

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German Christmas Treats is a wonderful little cookbook from the website All Tastes German. I stumbled across the site, and the cookbook, completely by chance, and I’m just delighted that I did. There are over 40 recipes in the book, and each one is a gem. And this year they’ve added 4 new recipes!! Honestly, I […]

What is a Volksmarsch? Walking for Fun, Friendship and Fitness