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    rabbitman
    Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:40 pm
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    I would like to know if there is a differance in the way the Germanies cook, this will take us back when they were East and West Germany. But today they are one , but they still must cook like they did back than.

    Or did they change over the years? I would say that East Germany was much poorer than the West or were they?

    I would love to have a Cook Book from East Germany? Also one from West Germany?

    How much different are they today?
    Impera_Magna
    Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:57 pm
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    You may wish to ask your questions on the German Cooking forum.
    txzuckerbaeckerin
    Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:13 pm
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    Hi, now THIS is a cool question! I grew up in West Germany, but had family in the East. The cooking as such was not much different, compare it to different regions in the US, that have different specialities. Some areas are economically stronger, some weaker, which reflects in the cooking as such, and also in the variety of food. East Germany was overwhelmed by Bananas of all fruits for example after the wall came down. There were litlerally frantic scenes on the Berlin Alexander Platz a few days after the official break- down of the border and people were catching banans mid-air, that were thrown out of a delivery truck. The pic went around the press at the time.Oranges and lemons on the other hand were available through the connections of commerce with contries of the Warsaw pact countries, which were all communist and connected via trade. Really good coffee was scarce, too and we always included a 2 lb pack into the "care-packages", that we were allowed to mail over I think 4 times or 2 times a year. Anything with a west german logo on it, or for that matter american logo was highly sought after and some things went on the black market. Western cigarettes and chewing gum were on the top of the list. Along the highway to the western border were the so-called "intershops", were eastern germans could by western goods for the hard Deutsch Mark, if they had any.. A pack of Cigarettes (eastern cost 1 east mark and was so horrible, that I never met anybody, who liked it ) cost 4 DM but was worth up to 10 east marks in value.
    Bread was a supported commodity by the gournment, meaning, that the prices were kept artificially low so people could afford it, so were eggs etc.
    Before the seperation, most of todays recipes developed. One of the most famous was "Dresdner Stollen", a very rich yeast stollen, that is falsely eaten for breakfast sometimes here in the US. In Germany, Stollen is a cake (more on the dry side but not DRY), only baked around Christmas and served in the afternoon with coffee. I have a long list of "Ossi-Recipes", that are luckily on my PC and I'm willing to dig and publish them. Both parts of Germany had very many regions and therefore countless regional specialities. But I assume, you are looking for the dishes, served in the East around the times of the cold war, as this is the most famous time of the "East German Republic". Let me know, and I will start looking. HTH....from TZB

    add to say: todays cooking is blended as most areas have all food equally available, but the regional cooking still remains.
    txzuckerbaeckerin
    Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:52 pm
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    OK this started an avalange in my house...lol I have more than 200+ recipes, that are real, original recipes from East Germany. Tell me exactly, what you would like to have and I will start translating and posting.
    rabbitman
    Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:52 am
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    txzuckerbaeckerin wrote:
    OK this started an avalange in my house...lol I have more than 200+ recipes, that are real, original recipes from East Germany. Tell me exactly, what you would like to have and I will start translating and posting.


    If all possible could you e-mail me at : 28bars45@earthlink.net
    foodtvfan
    Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:15 am
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    txzuckerbaeckerin wrote:
    OK this started an avalange in my house...lol I have more than 200+ recipes, that are real, original recipes from East Germany. Tell me exactly, what you would like to have and I will start translating and posting.


    How wonderful. I would love to have any German soups, potato dishes, sweet and savory dumplings and turnovers, and cakes you may have in your treasure of recipes. Looking forward to them. Burnice icon_biggrin.gif


    Last edited by foodtvfan on Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:50 am, edited 1 time in total
    rabbitman
    Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:19 am
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    rabbitman wrote:
    txzuckerbaeckerin wrote:
    OK this started an avalange in my house...lol I have more than 200+ recipes, that are real, original recipes from East Germany. Tell me exactly, what you would like to have and I will start translating and posting.


    If all possible could you e-mail me at : 28bars45@earthlink.net


    I am very much interested in the dishes of Pork , Chicken , and perhaps beef, if I remember right I am not sure if they eat beef allot. Yes I spent 2 years in Germany and as traceing my family tree down at that time I could not go to East Germany but I still feel that part of me is in what was East Germany. So I am very much interested in teir foods>

    Also I am big on Bakeing differant baked dishes

    I live in the State of Ohio.

    If you have a real Germany Potato Slad from East Germany and also one from West Germany please pass these along.

    And like the lady ahead of me said soup (Glosish Soup) not sure if I spelled it right, I lived it. It came with a pice of bread.

    Here is another question for you: Are Germans big on BBQing food?
    txzuckerbaeckerin
    Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:41 am
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    rabbitman wrote:
    txzuckerbaeckerin wrote:
    OK this started an avalange in my house...lol I have more than 200+ recipes, that are real, original recipes from East Germany. Tell me exactly, what you would like to have and I will start translating and posting.


    If all possible could you e-mail me at : 28bars45@earthlink.net

    just send you one
    txzuckerbaeckerin
    Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:48 am
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    foodtvfan wrote:
    txzuckerbaeckerin wrote:
    OK this started an avalange in my house...lol I have more than 200+ recipes, that are real, original recipes from East Germany. Tell me exactly, what you would like to have and I will start translating and posting.


    How wonderful. My heritage is Polish even though I was born in Canada. I would love to have any soups, potato dishes, sweet and savory dumplings and turnovers, and coffee cakes you may have in your treasure of recipes. Looking forward to them. Burnice icon_biggrin.gif

    several questions: I don't have real polish ones, only local ones fron the former GDR, would that be ok?
    second: most of them are more on the "poor peaple make do with what they have-cookin" side...is that ok?
    third: the recipes I have, are NOT polish ones...they might be kinf of similar, but all are from my relatives in Dessau, Hettstett and Koethen.
    and last: allthough I have been in the US since 1998, I still don't understand, what a coffee cake is........in Germany, will will serve ALL cakes, no matter what for and with coffee in the afternoon and not after lunch, so that is a different concept...please give me some more details on what kind exactly until then, TZB
    foodtvfan
    Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:49 am
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    Here is a Goulash Soup recipe I found at the website indicated but I am not sure if it is East or West Germany. Haven't posted it yet because I haven't tried it.

    German Goulash Soup (Gulyassuppe)
    http://labellecuisine.com/Archives/soup/German%20Goulash%20Soup.htm
    This soup should be made the day before you intend to serve it for best flavor.

    1 pound beef (chuck, shin, neck)
    2 tablespoons fresh lard or rendered beef fat, or bacon fat
    1 or 2 large onions, diced
    1 heaping tablespoon Hungarian sweet paprika
    salt and pepper
    2 tablespoons vinegar
    1 tablespoon tomato paste
    1 tablespoon caraway seeds
    1/2 teaspoon marjoram
    1 clove garlic
    1 1/2 to 2 quarts water or beef stock
    3 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced

    1. Cut beef into 3/4- to 1-inch cubes.
    2. Heat lard or beef fat in 3-quart saucepan and sauté onion until golden.
    3. Sprinkle with paprika and sauté a minute or two, stirring constantly over very low heat.
    4. Add beef and stir around well in paprika and onion mixture. Let meat sear and brown very slightly.
    5. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and vinegar; stir in tomato paste. Simmer 3 or 4 minutes; add caraway seeds, marjoram, garlic and water or stock.
    6. Bring to boiling point, cover and simmer gently 45 minutes or until meat is almost done.
    7. Add diced potatoes and cook slowly 15 to 20 minutes longer, or until meat and potatoes are thoroughly cooked. Check seasoning and serve in deep bowls.

    I would serve this soup with some real good rye bread and butter. It sure sounds like a meal in a bowl to me. Burnice icon_smile.gif
    Impera_Magna
    Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:49 am
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    It's really not a good idea to post your email address in an open forum like this. A better idea would be to Zaar-mail it to a chef here so it would remain private. Perhaps you would like to edit your posts to delete your email address.

    Good luck!
    txzuckerbaeckerin
    Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:53 am
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    rabbitman wrote:
    rabbitman wrote:
    txzuckerbaeckerin wrote:
    OK this started an avalange in my house...lol I have more than 200+ recipes, that are real, original recipes from East Germany. Tell me exactly, what you would like to have and I will start translating and posting.


    If all possible could you e-mail me at : 28bars45@earthlink.net


    I am very much interested in the dishes of Pork , Chicken , and perhaps beef, if I remember right I am not sure if they eat beef allot. Yes I spent 2 years in Germany and as traceing my family tree down at that time I could not go to East Germany but I still feel that part of me is in what was East Germany. So I am very much interested in teir foods>

    Also I am big on Bakeing differant baked dishes

    I live in the State of Ohio.

    If you have a real Germany Potato Slad from East Germany and also one from West Germany please pass these along.

    And like the lady ahead of me said soup (Glosish Soup) not sure if I spelled it right, I lived it. It came with a pice of bread.

    Here is another question for you: Are Germans big on BBQing food?


    to the potatoe salad: there are probably as many variations on this in Germany, as there are coleslaw ones here in the US, but I will pick a few
    to the BBQ; yes, these days everybody enjoys BBQ to an extent. But airpollution and neighnorhood restrictions limit the amout of BBQ/grilling you can do per week and month. I'm running short on time right now, but will be more detailed tonight
    Have a great one
    TZB.
    txzuckerbaeckerin
    Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:57 am
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    Impera_Magna wrote:
    It's really not a good idea to post your email address in an open forum like this. A better idea would be to Zaar-mail it to a chef here so it would remain private. Perhaps you would like to edit your posts to delete your email address.

    Good luck!

    lol, as rabbitman and I are not premium members, we can not send zmails....I hate that part of not being a member.... icon_sad.gif TZB
    foodtvfan
    Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:57 am
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    txzuckerbaeckerin wrote:
    foodtvfan wrote:
    txzuckerbaeckerin wrote:
    OK this started an avalange in my house...lol I have more than 200+ recipes, that are real, original recipes from East Germany. Tell me exactly, what you would like to have and I will start translating and posting.


    How wonderful. My heritage is Polish even though I was born in Canada. I would love to have any soups, potato dishes, sweet and savory dumplings and turnovers, and coffee cakes you may have in your treasure of recipes. Looking forward to them. Burnice icon_biggrin.gif

    several questions: I don't have real polish ones, only local ones fron the former GDR, would that be ok?
    second: most of them are more on the "poor peaple make do with what they have-cookin" side...is that ok?
    third: the recipes I have, are NOT polish ones...they might be kinf of similar, but all are from my relatives in Dessau, Hettstett and Koethen.
    and last: allthough I have been in the US since 1998, I still don't understand, what a coffee cake is........in Germany, will will serve ALL cakes, no matter what for and with coffee in the afternoon and not after lunch, so that is a different concept...please give me some more details on what kind exactly until then, TZB


    Sorry for the confusion. What I meant was that even though I am from Polish heritage, I am looking forward to your German recipes. I edited my post accordingly. Not sure how to describe the difference in coffee cakes other than most of my coffee cake recipes do not have icings, just crumbled toppings and such. icon_redface.gif Burnice
    txzuckerbaeckerin
    Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:10 pm
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    foodtvfan wrote:
    txzuckerbaeckerin wrote:
    foodtvfan wrote:
    txzuckerbaeckerin wrote:
    OK this started an avalange in my house...lol I have more than 200+ recipes, that are real, original recipes from East Germany. Tell me exactly, what you would like to have and I will start translating and posting.


    How wonderful. My heritage is Polish even though I was born in Canada. I would love to have any soups, potato dishes, sweet and savory dumplings and turnovers, and coffee cakes you may have in your treasure of recipes. Looking forward to them. Burnice icon_biggrin.gif

    several questions: I don't have real polish ones, only local ones fron the former GDR, would that be ok?
    second: most of them are more on the "poor peaple make do with what they have-cookin" side...is that ok?
    third: the recipes I have, are NOT polish ones...they might be kinf of similar, but all are from my relatives in Dessau, Hettstett and Koethen.
    and last: allthough I have been in the US since 1998, I still don't understand, what a coffee cake is........in Germany, will will serve ALL cakes, no matter what for and with coffee in the afternoon and not after lunch, so that is a different concept...please give me some more details on what kind exactly until then, TZB


    Sorry for the confusion. What I meant was that even though I am from Polish heritage, I am looking forward to your German recipes. I edited my post accordingly. Not sure how to describe the difference in coffee cakes other than most of my coffee cake recipes do not have icings, just crumbled toppings and such. icon_redface.gif Burnice

    ok, no problem, then...rather still a problem: few german cakes, no matter if east or west actually have icing. We do not have the kind of icing like here in the US, at least not on the traditional cakes.
    Some just have sugar-water icing/glaze, but those are mostly poundcakes...grin
    The rest of the cakes are made with either real buttercream (still different from the US), or with whipped cream, but I think, I know, what you mean now. I will not be able to post recipes before Sat night probably, so please hang in there everybody..lol
    thanks TZB
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