Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Dr. Oetker (May 20, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,136,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #80 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Regional & International > European > German
A go to book for German cooking. This gives you most of the clasic German recipes and lays them out for you in a good format. I am very happy with it and it is the book I go to most for my German cooking. My mom is from Germany and we both refer to our editions of this when we can't remember something. If you are new to German cooking, I would suggest this since it covers almost all of the basics. German cooking is a bit regionalized so these are more a standard type of recipe for a basic. There are some other good German cookbooks out there that get you to the regional flavors so if you want that then I would look at something else. This book has traditional classic German food and is an excellent collection to start with.
This is an excellent introduction to German home cooking and traditional German recipes. The instructions, ingredients, and measurements are given in both metric and imperial/standard units and there's a handy conversion guide in the front of the book for everything else.The recipes are outstanding, the vast majority are accompanied by color photographs, and many have variations listed.One of the best things about it is the listed time for cooking includes both preparation time and cooking time - and the preparation times appear to be geared towards actual home cooks and not professional prep chefs. The times also include comments such as "not including marinating time" which is very important considering some German dishes have multi-day marinade times so that you don't start a dish expecting to eat it that evening and find out 1/2 way through the recipe that you now "put the marinade and the meat in the refrigerator for 48 hours".I've been working my way through this book for about 2 weeks now. One of the major surprises...the braised beets. My wife and daughter (both beet haters) loved the dish.I will say it's probably easier for me to cook the fish and game recipes since I live in Germany (U.S. expat) but most of the ingredients would seem to be easy to find in an upscale grocery store such as an A.J.'s, Whole Foods, or Wegmans.
I live in Canada and am German. So often I am asked for my recipes. The translate of recipes is a time consuming affair. Since I've discovered that you can buy Dr. Oekter recipe books in the English language, I am very happy .. It is always a gift for good friends Schoen: Dr. Oetker is a guarantee of good, traditional and proven recipes.
I would rate it as "good," not great. Marianna Heberle's "German Cooking" is better. The food I grew up in a German household was normal to me but now it's ethnic. Most but not all is in this book. German cooking is very regional and this book tries to hit all the marks; does some well, misses some. Buy it for your collection to reference, but as with any cookbook, you need more than one.
These recipes are very easy and very good! I have many recipes in my box from my German grandmother who came over to the states when she was 20 and I was shocked when I open this book and found almost all of them in there in one form or another. Some of the same some slightly modified. I was so happy I ordered 2 more for my girls, that way I don't have to copy all of my recipes except the ones that are not in the book. What a deal! You won't be sorry if you buy this.
It is in English so I can cook these great German meals. It is exactly what I wanted. Got it fast too!
Coming fromGermany this was always I must. Have and it is awesome that it got translated into English!!! It is the perfect gift for good friends and even has the different measurements I it!
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