Germany has over 150 varieties of cheese that are divided into six major varieties. Learn about the different classifications and read descriptions of some of the more popular cheeses. Source: GermanFoods.org
German Food Facts Learn more about your favorite German foods, with these quick facts. Source: German Embassy, Washington D.C.
German Food Celebrations and Holidays Click on a seasonal photo and learn more about the German holidays during that time of year, as well as the traditional foods that are associated with that time of year. Source: GermanFood.org
A Traditional German Holiday Meal
German cooking is not always easy to describe because there are numerous regional specialties and each of the yearly recurring holidays and celebrations comes with its own locally conditioned tastes and smells. Depending on ethnic tradition and family background, Christmas may come with the smell of baked apples, green branches and red and white candles, and with the sounds of church bells or jingle bells. Weeks before the feast days there may begin elaborate preparations. In the past these have involved a great amount of cooking special meats or fish and baking of breads, fancy cakes, baked apples and special cookies. Source: Robert Shea
Germans Have a Cure for the Common Scrooge
Christmas is a special time of the year for German families and particularly during the Advent period, the season is celebrated with a tempting array of confections, cookies and cakes, many homemade and some purchased. Source: GermanFoods.org