October 23, 2009

Foodie Vocab #17: Kuchen

Every Friday at Chew on That, we test your foodie vocabulary by quizzing you on a new foodie word and supply delicious recipes to match!

This week’s word is: kuchen (noun).

Please choose the most appropriate definition for kuchen:

a.) An Italian dessert made with ladyfingers, mascarpone, and espresso.
b.) A rich, moist, sweet cake with a dark red, bright red or red-brown color which is most common in the Southern United States.
c.) A dessert consisting of a layer of fruit (as cherries) topped with batter and baked.
d.) A coffee cake often made from sweet yeast dough often filled and topped with fruit and named for the German word for cake.

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September 16, 2009

German Recipes for a Tasty Oktoberfest!

Traditional German food

The Jewish New Year isn’t the only thing coming up this weekend. Beginning Saturday, September 19th and celebrated through Sunday October 4th, Oktoberfest is one German holiday tradition that will be here before you know it! I’m sure you’ve seen the special seasonal Oktoberfest beers popping up in the beer aisles at grocery stores – from Leinenkugel to Samuel Adams, this German holiday deserves its own style brew! But Oktoberfest isn’t just about the beer, it has its own set of tasty delicious German recipes to match!

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