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Two of Germany's Offbeat Museums
The Potato Museum and The Medieval Crime Museum are two of many unusual museums in Germany's huge, and comprehensive, museum collection, covering everything from classical antiquities and priceless treasures, chocolate, ships and composers Bach through Wagner, to Zeppelins.
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 represents all, military and civilian, who died or were left to mourn as victims of violence brought about by combat or oppression. From Europe's old battlefields to the armed conflicts and struggles in our present-day world.
Weckmann, A Bread Man Recipe
No St. Martin's Day or St. Nicholas celebration in German speaking countries would be complete without a traditional sweet yeast dough "Bread Man". Called Stutenkerl, Nikolaus or Weckmann depending on the region, it's a specialty for the days leading to the holidays. Its 'story' and a recipe.
White Asparagus Season in Germany
Spargelzeit, springtime's "White Asparagus". It's a 'madness' that sweeps through Germany, a first symbol of spring. A brief season, "Kirsche rot, Spargel tot – When cherries are red the asparagus is dead", it begins around mid-April ending June 24, the feast day of St. John the Baptist.
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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