If you haven’t tasted it yet, go ahead! Stollen — or German Christmas bread — is a holiday season must have. With almonds, fruits and marzipan, this cake is a typical Advent delight in Germany.
Archive for November, 2013
‘Tis the season to indulge. Most of our celebrations center on sharing dishes that nourish us emotionally and wow our taste buds. We crave the comfort and connection that holiday eating provides, but also want to avoid sidetracking our physical health.
Most of us dread the cold and darkness of winter. Sure, we’ve got warm boots, fluffy scarves, and big coats to combat the cold, but many of us feel empty handed when it comes to battling the blues that often come with the season.
In a few plain words, glühwein is a mulled wine — a wine combined with spices and typically served warm.
The snow has already started to fall in the KMC, and Dr. Bettina Hierath from the German Automobile Club (ADAC) said motorists should already have their winter tires mounted on their vehicles, and the consequences of not having them on in an accident can be severe.
Adrenalin shoots through the veins when you’re driving at 200 kph. Though nothing compares to speeding down the open autobahn like race car driver Michael Schumacher, it is also one of the leading causes of vehicle accidents in Germany.
With an emphasis on meat and potatoes, German cooking isn’t as exotic as other ethnic foods, but it is hearty and appeals to the American palate.
The Christmas tradition has many variations around the world. Santa and his “friends” also take on different names, depending on the part of the world. Tomte, Sinterklaas, Ded Moros, Pere Noel, la Befana, Weihnachtsmann and Santa Claus are just a few of the titles given to this jolly holiday man and his friends.
Everyone knows Santa is a busy guy. He spends all year preparing sweets and toys for lucky boys and girls. Then, on Christmas, he visits little children all over the world, bringing them gifts as praise for being good that year.
Germany has already started ringing in the holiday season with the opening of many Christmas markets this week. And Kaiserslautern was no exception. Kaiserslautern’s market kicked off Monday. And during every Advent weekend, different villages in the KMC will start presenting their Christmas markets, too.