My son & daughter-in-law raved about this German soup but it just didn't sound like something I would like. One evening my little granddaughter asked my husband and I to stay for dinner and we accepted without knowing what was cooking. Needeless to say, we had our first taste of the infamous Greenbean Dumpling Soup ....and fell in love with it! I prefer my dumplings more like spaetzle than the regular biscuit type-dumplings. Also, either French-cut or regular green beans can be used. I do not use the roue - I thicken in the soup liquid. Be aware that it does make a lot, so adjustments for serving size may be needed.