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Feb 11, 2020

Jewish Corn Rye

This very delicious Rye bread has nothing to do with corn or really being Jewish. It was popular in the Jewish Deli’s in New York, then hence the name.

It has a 2 day starter that uses half an onion in it for flavor.


Feb 11, 2020

Uncle Wiggily’s Carrot Cake

This was for my special stepdaughter’s birthday
so it doesn’t have raisins in it but lots of silky cream cheese frosting.

Uncle Wiggily was a cartoon character that use to eat carrot cakes. Read more about

The History of Carrot Cake

The Hoagie

Former Mayor in 1992 declared the Hoagie the official sandwich of Philadephia

How are they made?

What is the History?

Jan 20, 2020


The World’s most popular

Dec 8, 2019

(German Gingerbread)

This is a cake-bread like dessert
that has some texture but beautiful
with the spices and wonderful with real whipped cream.

Nov 26, 2019

Cooking the Perfect Turkey

Nov 13, 2019

Original Recipe German Chocolate Cake

The History of
German’s Chocolate Cake

a look into the history of this
recipe that went viral in 1957
and is
still going strong.

Nov 9,


Mean’s hunters cabbage and simple fried cabbage
but there is an art to it.

Nov 9, 2019

Butternut Squash Spaetzle

Blending some Cooked Butternut Squash
makes a wonderful flavor and texture

Nov 9, 2019

Cabbage and Spaetzle


Nov 8, 2019

Mississippi Pot Roast

This is a simple 5 ingredient
Pot Roast
taking the interenet by storm.
Check it
out it is delicious!

Nov 2, 2019

Pear Honey

Pear honey is essentially cooked ripe pears into a sauce.
They do resemble more of a honey than applesauce.

Oct 29, 2019

The History of
St. Louis Style BBQ Pork Steaks

True Regional BBQ Americana

Read the latest Food History Newsletter

Oct 26, 2019


Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, This is a German version, and technique for cooking them.

Oct 21, 2019

Pear Bread or Apple Bread

Birnenbrot or Schnitzbrot


Oct 18, 2019

Pear Kuchen

A fall favorite and one of my favorite fruits.
Using a yeast sweet dough as a base,
simple custard filling and Streusal topping

Oct 15,2019

Warm Butternut Squash Salad

One of the featured salads in the recent…..

Tasty Bites
Cooking Newsletter

Ot 11, 2019

Pumpkin Soup

This isn’t pumpkin pie in soup form, it is so good it is the national soup of Australia, but they do it also like this German recipe. The secret, it is half potatoes and have pumpkin, or a blend like in this recipe with butternut squash as well.

Oct 10, 2019

Emma’s Hot Bacon Dressing

This is my grandma’s “house dressing” That we had most every meal and we never got tired of it.

The History of Warm Salads

The History of Ancient Greens

Oct 10, 2019

Curly Play on Salad Frisee

This absolutely wonderful warm salad is based on a classic salad that you would find in a bistro in Lyon, France. The recipe uses Frisee lettuce but we used Curly Endive. I love the poached egg on top of the salad.

The History of Warm Salads

The History of Ancient Greens

Sept. 26, 2019

Chicken Lettuce Wraps
(Copy Cat PF Changs)
well in the spirit of

This is a lower fat version but extremely high flavor using chopped mushrooms in the mix as well as the chopped water chestnuts. I hope that chef Phillip Chang would find these a good representation of the master piece he created.

Sept 24 2019

(Oktoberfest Chicken)

How to perpare perhaps the most popular food at the Munich Oktoberfest…… What makes it so special?

Sept 20, 2019

Cuban Black Bean Soup

Use the techniques of the Cubans and use a “sofrito” and an a sliced orange to give this black bean soup a special flavor

Sept. 16, 2019

Braised Red Russian Kale
Tomatoes, Onions and Wine

You can of course use any Kale with this recipe,
I just like the Red Russian variety, and want to share it.
I don’t know if it is available in stores but it is easy to grow indoors or out.

Sept 13, 2019

Decade of Development

How the Home and Kitchen have Developed
Over the Last 10 Years

July 6, 2019

Braised Hackurei Turnips
Balsamic Glaze

These golf ball size turnips are mild but snappy unique flavor and nice firm texture.

March 11, 2019

Cauliflower and Corn Grits
Topped with Poached Eggs
with Bacon and Red Eye Gravy

I really was happy with this dish and can’t wait
to try this again. The Cauli Corn grits are a winner
both the cauliflower and the onions and bacon add so much to it.

March, 10, 2019

The History of
Country Ham with Red Eye Gravy

March 5, 2019

Child Friendly
Thai Chicken Curry

My friend Carl the Kitchen Dad came up with this, and is working to make great meals that are unique and broaden their horizons, and can participate in the making. My hat is off to him.

Feb 27, 2019

Banana’s Foster Crepes

A great twist on the classic dessert from
Brennan’s in New Orleans

Feb 25, 2019

Skewered Brussels Sprouts

If you have never liked Brussels Sprouts this is a great way to give them another try. The sear on the sprouts sweetens them and the bacon seasons the sprouts giving a nice contrast.

The History of Brussels Sprouts

Feb 24, 2019

Judy’s Juicy Chicken Burger

This is one of our favorite burgers, lean and made out of ground chicken breast, we cut down the calories with the trimings and the bun, but there is no lack of flavor

Feb 20, 2019


This is a funny name for a burger
but that is what they call it in lots of places in Germany
It is a bit different, using usually 2 different meats, it has a “panade” in it, onions and some seasoning.
Well worth trying.

Feb 18, 2019
Erdbeer Tortenboden
Strawberry Torte

This is a nice desert with a sponge came like base and filling with a strawberries with a strawberry gel to set them.

Feb 18, 2019

Jerk Chicken Fajita

A nice blend of two cultures make this the best fajita I have ever had.

Food History Research

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Feb 17, 2019

Smoking Valentine Rum Punch

We are discovering the historical fun
or experimenting with punch recipes.
yup they are not all sickeninly sweet.

The History of Punch

Feb 14, 2019

Love Foods,
A study on aphrodisiacs

Can a food promote romance
and arrousal?

Feb 8, 2019

Plum Kuchen
in a Sprinform Pan

This recipe I made off the cuff
self rising flour and featured it in this newsletter

Feb 5, 2019

Buffalo Breast Wings

A leaner version of the famous BuffaloWings
Using black and white sesame seeds and for dipping sunflower Shoots

Jan, 27, 2019

Black Forest
Armer Ritter

Chocolate French Toast with Morello Cherries Syrup
and Vanilla sauce

Jan 26, 2019

The History of Schweinshaxe

Not only a spectacular glorious looking meal,

Did you know they use to make ice skates wth that big bone?

Armer Ritter
(Poor Knight)

This is the German version of French Toast
it is a bit different with a great history as well.
Go to the Food History Cafe
for today’s special

Jan 19, 2019

The History of French Toast

So why do they call it French?

Jan 13, 2019

Berliner Eisbein with
Sauerkraut, Boiled Potatoes, and
Erbsen (pea) puree

This is more popular than Schweineshaxe in
Berlin. The Pea puree
is very delicious, especially with the fried onion strips.

Dec 28, 2018

Basic Bratwurst Making

This recipe shows you how to grind and stuff your own Brats.

The German way is in many ways different than in the states. The grind is very fine much of the different styles.

Dec 21, 2018

Mulled Wine
or in German

Dec. 21, 2018

Roasted Goose

This is a traditional German Christmas Dinner,
and increasing in popularity all over Europe.

Dec 19,
Lets make some Stollen

German Christmas Bread.
Of all the Christmas pastries my grandma made, this remains
our favorite.

Dec 18, 2018

The History of Stollen

“Stollen” is one of the many native Christmas breads
that are made in different cultures aound the world.
This is from Germany and so popular they have a festival in Dresden, Germany that celebrates it for over 500 years.

Dec14, 2018

Growing Your Own Mushrooms

I had a lot of fun with this simple kit that gives you a block of stuff that you water and it grows mushrooms, for me in about 10 days.

You can buy the kit here

Dec 6, 2018

The History of Sauerkraut

Over 2000 years of history and it is making a comeback,
from yummy dishes to a love food.

Nov17, 2018

Crockpot German Sauerkraut Dinner

This is a nice one pot dinner that uses nice broth and seasonings to flavor the kraut and a selection of meats and potatoes.

Nov8, 2018

Schupfnudeln with Sauerkraut and Bacon

This is like a “Noodle Roni” dish that you might make for an easy weekday supper adding some meat and vegies to a pasta with a nice seasoning.

While some Schupfnudeln is like a very basic egg noodle this one which is popular in many areas of Germany mixes, mashed potato+flour+eggs.

All Schupfnudeln though has a long tubular shape. They are fun to make also!

October 17. 2018

Juniper Chicken

This was a favorite in our restaurant and simple to make.
I named this dish because our restaurant in Bend, Oregon had beautiful high desert landscapes with beautiful Juniper, which I love the look and scent of.
I have expanded on the recipe using actual ground juniper berries to season the chicken. Also instead of the aneheim chilies I use Hatch.

The history of Juniper Spice

July 4th, 2018

The History of

This is an American classic of finer cuisine developed in the
historic family run restaurant Antoines in

New Oreleans

July 4, 2018

Tilapia en Papiollte

This is a replica of the famous Pompano en Papillote that
is a classic dish that was created
by Anitoine’s Restaurant

May 18, 2018

Shaved Asparagus with Strawberry Salad
with Dijon Vinaigrette, Feta cheese
and Pumpernickel

The shavings make a nice texture to the salad.

May 17, 2018

Chicken and Asparagus Foil Bake

This age old technique used by nomads to gourmet chefs seals in the flavors and makes a fun presentation.

May 16, 2018

Asparagus in
German Herb Sauce

This is a unique sauce with 7 traditional herbs

May 12, 2018

German style
Crepes with Asparagus, Ham and Cheese Sauce

(Crepes mit Spargel, Schinken und Käsesosse)

May 9, 2018

or Gravad Lachs

Cured Salmon, how to make your own

May 7, 2018

How to Use a Mandoline
Some Great Slicing Tips

Also have you ever wondered how this slicing tool got it’s name? Also other fun facts ….

The History of the Mandoline

May 5, 2018

Asparagus Fries
(Spargel- Pommes)
It is Asparagus time in Germany, festivals and
roadside stands everywhere,
Here is a fun recipe for the thin ones if that is all you can find.

April 30

Romaine Lettuce Wraps
with Shrimp in Peanut Sauce

Nice Appetizer or Main

April 29, 2018

Lettuce Wraps
with Asian Chicken Filling
and Shredded Vegetables

April, 22, 2018

Sausage Rice Casserole

On the Food History Cafe menu

This is a mid century classic that my kinds, niece’s still ask for the recipe.

It was cutting edge in the day using the very convenient Lipton soup mix with the little noodles. A dished borrowed from Eastern Europe and became a classic and inspiration for a household product Rice a Roni.

April 21, 2018

Strammer Brat

This is a power breakfast of protien, home made brats and an egg and seasoned with lots of onion and peppers in beer.

To make your own brats….

April 15, 2018

Cauliflower Spaetzle

This recipe uses about 70% cauliflower and 30 % flour
The flavor and texture is excellent.

April13, 2018

Bienestich Kuchen

(Bee Sting Cake)

This is made from a German mix that I tested and I was very pleased with the natural flavors of the product.

Here is a recipe from scratch

April 11, 2018

Caesar Salad

The Original Recipe, The Technique, The History,
What a wonderful Salad

April 9, 2018

Smoked Salmon Lox
on Clover Shaped Toast

In Germany the 4 leaf clover is a symbol of good luck and fortune, but it has to be 4 leaf.

April 6, 2016

Whole Grain Spaetzle

The Whole grain gives a nice nutty taste. For a lighter flavor use
white whole wheat flour

April 6, 2018

Chicken Paprikash

This is like a Goulash made with chicken. It is a blend of cuisines.
The Hungarian names and versions are a bit different.

April 4, 2018

Red Flannel Hash
Corned Beef Hash with Beets
(in Germany it is called Labskaus)

April 2, 2018

German Mahogany Smoked Ham
(Smoked on the Kamado Grill and finished in the oven with wine)

This was a winner!

March 30, 2018

German Baked Pancake
(Dutch Babys)

This has been a favorite of ours for ages. I have thought it was the perfect Easter breakfast or brunch as it celebrates with eggs.

March 23, 2018

Corned Beef Hash

Perfect for leftovers from St. Patrick. It is not just a throw it in the pan dish but there are lots of great techniques to make it great.

March 15 2018

German America
St Patricks Day Dinner

Corned Beef and German Traditional Gruenkohl

March 7, 2018

Some Breakfast Crepes

Jamaican Banana Crepe and Chicken Spinach Crepe

March 7, 2018

Gallete- Bretonne

This is a crepe made with half buckwheat and half white flour,
Traditionally some of the Bretonne buckwheat crepes will use all Buckwheat flour, however it can be difficult to work with.

March 2, 2018

JudyQ’s Breakfast Pizza

This is a very fat friendly breakfast pizza using a white whole crust and

and fat friendly pepperonni, spinach and black beans.

Feb 20, 2018

Jewish Corn Rye

This is a very interesting bread that has uses a starter that takes 2 days, and includes a halved onion to give it flavor. There is no corn or cornmeal in the dough. I think it gets it’s name from a German word “Korn which means grain. This bread made popular by the Jewish population that had deli’s in New York.

Feb 19, 2018

Rustic German Farmer’s Bread
made with Soda

This uses 3 different grains, and buttermilk and soda to help it rise.
It is simple to make and very delicious like regular bread.

Feb 11, 2018


Another nice Fasching pastry.

Sometimes called Knee Patches in the US as they origionally were stretched over your knee to get a thin center. This way it cooks faster.

Feb8, 2017

Buffalo Wings TMG
(Fat Friendly)

These are made out of chicken breast and baked with a light breading using egg white as a binder. I was amazed at how good these taste and give you the sports like experience of biting them off the bone. This is the evolution of an American dish that started out by accident

Jan 12, 2018

Gaisburger Marsch

This is German for “The March of Gaisburg, which is a district of Stuttgart, Germany. There are varying stories of how this rich beef stew got it’s name, one says that the soldiers loved the stew so much they marched all the way to a restaurant in Gaisburg named Bäckerschmide.

Jan 5, 2018

German Style Beet Borscht

This is really a German-Russian recipe
that uses a well flavored bone broth,
root vegetables and interestingly enough
you top it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon when
you serve it.

Nov 11, 2017


(Pot roast braised in beer)

Don’t settle for water when you can use beef. A good beer not to light and not too dark works great for braising liquid instead of a stock and gives a wonderful flavor in this dish.

Nov 9, 2017

Kaesekuchen with Peach Sauce

This is a German style cheese cake that is made with farmers cheese or cheese curds and cream cheese so it has more texture and also not as sweet. It was my Dad’s favorite.

Sept 23, 2017

Make your own Vanilla Extract

It is starting to cool and think about baking
It is very easy to make and
also make variations
with cherries or almonds

Nov 17, 2015
German Appetizer Tray

This is something that you might get in a huge Oktoberfest tent in Munich. It includes Chive Bread (Schnittlauchbrot), A bacon style spread (Griebenschmalz) Obatzda or cheese dip, radish and pretzels.

Sept 16, 2017

Stuffed pork loin with onions and spices

This is a specialty from the Southwestern
part of Germany in the Saarland.
They have a long history of a special style of
BBQ grilling that is phenomenal.

Sept 14, 2017

Zucchini and Potato Pancakes
with Applesauce

If you want to cut down on some carbs this is a nice alternative. You can of course use whatever ratio potatoes to zucchini you want but I like it about half and half and I add a bit of mashed potatoes.

Sept 10, 2017

Zoodles with Pork, Parmesan and Spinach

Doing zoodles (zucchini) noodles the right way makes them a great substitute for pasta. Really amazing!

You can also go some zoodles and some pasta like i did in this recipe

July 29, 2017

Asian Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers with a flavor like
an egg roll.

June 29, 2017

Plank Roasted
Cheese Burger Stuffed Peppers

In the summer you can avoid heating up the kitchen by cooking home cooked meals on the BBQ. Here I did these peppers on a wood plank using offset heat on the grill.

May7, 2017

Dandelion Greens and Kale Stew

Spring is the time for dandelion greens. There are so
many things you can do with them, one being
a stew.

Jan3, 2017

Lentil Soup with Frankfurter

Lentil soup is the perfect winter meal.
The German’s enhance it with a frankfurter in the center.

Nov 3, 2016

Birnen Bohnen and Speck

This is a classic German dish, that uses non-ripe pears, and simmer them whole in a pot with a good stock simmered with speck,(german bacon) and then add some potatoes and green beans, I substituted a pork shank and streaky American bacon with this.

Nov 1, 2016

Pork Rouladen Cuban Style

This German specialty is a take on the Cuban sandwiches that are very popular in the U.S. that include ham, Swiss cheese and dill pickle.

Sept. 29, 2016

Pork Geschnetseltes

This is a great German dish similar to a stroganoff with thin strips of meat and a nice sauce. A great dish to make on the spot when you haven’t planned anything.

It is also a comfort food popular by most all picky tastes

March 22, 2016

Streusal Kuchen

This is the German version of your basic coffee crumb cake
made with a sweet dough.
The key is the Streusal topping.

I experiment with 3 different Streusal toppings with
this basic great classic.

Jan 5, 2016

Chicken Corn Chowder

This is great winter comfort food. I made this recipe simmering a whole chicken breast then shredding it. I will add other recipes this week.

Nov 14, 2014

The New Love Food?

How to make Small Batch Sauerkraut
in just a few days, Not much mess at all
no long term fermenting cabbage in the garage for months.

Go Here to make Small Batch Kraut

July 11 , 2013

A Brief History of Cake

This simple article shows how this delicacy
has come from Bread to Cake.


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