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German American Heritage
German immigrants to the USA made a huge contribution to its culture, economy and technology. From introducing Santa Claus, founding breweries, popularizing ketchup, producing Presidents to establishing banking, industrial and philanthropic dynasties and designing the Brooklyn Bridge.
German Americans Who Made a Difference
German Americans make up 17 percent of the total US population. It was 1608 when the first immigrants arrived, with those following hoping to improve on the way their life had been "at home", but their work and lives have had an effect not only in America but worldwide.
German and Mark Twain
"The Awful German Language" is an essay written by Mark Twain after a stay in "The Land of Poets and Thinkers", where the language can be almost as complicated as its reputation. But a sense of humor helped when he tried to learn it, making the process if not easier then at least fun.
German Apple Crumb Cake Recipe
It is a social tradition in Germany. Four o'clock in the afternoon means time for "Kaffee und Kuchen", coffee and cake. One of the most popular cakes to accompany that cup of coffee is Streuselkuchen, a delicious, and easy to make, Fruit Crumble Cake.
German Bread - Fast Facts
With over 3050 registered varieties, Germany is a "Bread Paradise". Almost all available types of grain are used from wheat, rye, barley and oats to millet, corn, rice and potato starch, while bread rolls go under so many different names in the regions it is easier to just point.
German Caramelized Almonds Recipe
Caramelized Almonds, freshly cooked from a festival or street side stall or made at home. Delicious candied almonds enjoyed throughout the year, but during Advent not only the air at Weihnachtsmaerkte is filled with the aroma of Glühwein and Gebrannte Mandeln, they are an unbeatable combination.
German Christmas Cookie Recipes
Vanilla Crescents and Cinnamon Stars are two of the most popular Weihnachts Plaetzen. Traditional "Holiday Cookies", or Weihnachtskekse, which are a central and indispensable part of a Christmas in Germany.
German Culture Newsletter Sign-Up and Information
German Culture Newsletter Sign-Up Point, with Information.
German Drinks, Elderflower Syrup Recipe
Spring means it's time to make 'Elderflower Cordial', also known as Elderflower Syrup, from elder shrubs found in the wild almost everywhere in Germany. It's fragrant, refreshing, easy to make, and used for everything from a topping for ice cream to a 'cure' for arthritis.
German Farmer's Breakfast Recipe
A Bauernfrühstück, Farmer's Breakfast, in Germany has many variations but is basically a large hash of potatoes, ham or bacon and onions, which, especially in the colder months, not only makes a delicious and popular addition to a breakfast table but at any time of the day.
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