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Vanilla Sauce, a German Recipe
Vanilla Sauce flavored with vanilla beans or extract is a favorite all over Europe. Sometimes known as "Crème Anglais" it is served warm or cold, and used to accompany everything from fruit to cakes as well as a base or filling for all types of desserts baked goods.
Volkstrauertag, Remembrance Day in Germany
November's Volkstrauertag in Germany commemorates all who died, or were left to mourn, as victims of violence brought about by combat or oppression. Military and civilian, of all nationalities. From Europe's old battlefields to the armed conflicts and struggles in our present-day world.
Walpurgisnacht, Maibaum and May Day in Germany
It is "Dance into May", Tanz in den Mai", in many regions of Germany, with the fun and games beginning with Walpurgisnacht, late on April 30; when "Witches" join the festivities. Maypoles, ancient customs and dancing deep into the first May night round off a traditional welcome to Spring.
Weckmann, A Bread Man Recipe
St. Martin's Day and St. Nicholas in German speaking countries would not be complete without a "Stutenkerl", "Nikolaus" or "Weckmann". Same "Bread Man", different name depending on the region. A traditional sweet yeast dough holiday specialty, here is its "story" and a recipe.
White Asparagus Season in Germany
Spargelzeit, springtime's "White Asparagus". A "Madness" sweeps through Germany during the brief season of this first symbol of spring, beginning around mid-April until June 24, feast day of St. John the Baptist. "Kirsche rot, Spargel tot – When cherries are red the asparagus is dead".
White Asparagus Soup Recipe
White Asparagus Soup, Deutsche Spargel Suppe, is a 'must' during Germany's Spargelzeit. Two months beginning in April, when the white asparagus season is in full flow with Fruehlingswonne, "Springtime Delight", and entire menu's are dedicated to a "Royal Vegetable's" white stalks.
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