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Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

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Many people think that the German Fest events, like the one in Milwaukee, are all about “Bavarian” attire. I’m happy to report that not only are other regions of Germany represented in food and culture, the Tracht from other parts of Germany are seen around the grounds…. and on Saturday, there is a special Traditional […]

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Sounds of the Alps- The Alpine Echos play Alpenhorns

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There was a huge crowd near the Welcome Gates of German Fest in Milwaukee…WHY? The Alpine Echos were performing, and it’s not every day you see a half dozen Alphorns playing real music! I’m sure it was the first time many people even heard the Alp Horn outside of a Ricola Ad! (You can hear […]

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What is Spanferkel? A Roasted Pig, Perfect for Any German Festival!

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I’d heard there would be Spanferkel at Germanfest, and I was a bit confused… What is Spanferkel? A “Ferkel” is a little Pig” (it’s also what my mom would call me when I came home particularly muddy) and “Span” is wood chips. Pig in Wood Chips? That can’t be right. It was time to learn […]

Moist Rhubarb Cake Recipe – Almost like my Oma’s!

Made it Home From Germanfest Milwaukee 2018! Thank You & PHOTOS!

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Isn’t it funny how time spent having fun just FLIES by? Seems like only yesterday I was packing my bags to go to Germanfest Milwaukee... and now I’m already home (still waiting on my bags though… they seem to have taken the longer route). Tech Guy and I are crazy busy sorting through the thousands […]

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German Idioms List- A Fun Way to learn to Speak Like a German

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Have you ever heard an someone say something in German, and you understand the vocabulary, but you really have no idea what the heck they are saying? Most likely, they are using an Idiom. An idiom is defined as “a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of […]

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Recipe for Apple Streusel Cake – A German Style Cake in an American Pan

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This recipe for Apple Streusel Cake is not purely German. (There, I said it.) Still, it has everything a good German Apple Streusel Cake Recipe should have… Apples, Streusel, it’s not too sweet, and it’s fabulous with whipped cream. I call it a hybrid. This recipe is one of my go-to recipes when I need […]

Moist Rhubarb Cake Recipe – Almost like my Oma’s!

German Soccer Vocabulary! Learn to Speak Fußball!

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Germany German Deutscher Fussball-Bund sticker decal 4 My earliest soccer memories are of my Opa watching his beloved Fußball on our black and white TV. Since this was California in the 1970’s, the program was in Spanish. This didn’t stop him, since he know the sport inside out. It did, however, inhibit my German Soccer […]

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Bundt Cake History- How did a Gugelhopf become a Bundt?

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Everyone loves a Bundt Cake, that familiar round cake with the hole in the middle. .. and we all have our favorite flavors and memories associated with it. But what do you know about Bundt Cake History? Did you know that Bundt Cake Pans are actually an Americanized version of a German Gugelhopf / Gugelhupf pan? That’s right, […]

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