Stollen: A holiday sweet from Germany

Stollen is the Christmas treat with probably the longest tradition in Germany, dating back to 1329. While there are numerous recipes for Stollen across the country's regions, the most famous Stollen comes from Sachsen (Saxony). One such recipe is for the Dresden Stollen, which is baked with marzipan, almonds and raisins. Continue reading

Reformationstag: Monday, October 31, 2011

October 31st is a holiday in Germany, but people won’t be knocking at neighbor’s doors asking for candy. While Americans celebrate Halloween, people in Germany commemorate Martin Luther (1483 – 1546).  On October 31, 1517 the theologian Martin Luther supposedly … Continue reading

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