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Kartoffel, bier, more kartoffel, and lots of bier! October seemed a fitting month to visit Deutschland, and so this week KT brings a homegrown Oktoberfest before traversing Germany's southern and central regions. We enjoyed bratwurst and schnitzel, Bavarian style, Swabian kartoffelsalat, Grüne Sosse as they do in Frankfurt, Leipziger Allerlei of western Saxony, and traditional Sauerbraten and wines from the Rhineland. Haben sie hunger?
Bratwurst | Schwäbischer Kartoffelsalat | Bier!
Rahmschnitzel | Leipziger Allerlei
Rotkohl | Kartoffelknödel
In addition to the great Bs ─ Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms ─ Germany's diverse music heritage claims more than 100 classical composers who lived, worked or shaped careers there. This year marks 210 years of Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, celebrating the marriage of Bavarian Prince Regent Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen with food, beer and oompah.
Kitchen Traveler is the creative brainchild of Michele McMurry and husband Doug, who together recreate global flavors from their cozy galley kitchen in San Antonio, Texas. While our passion for wandering and savoring the globe is not new, our appreciation for such experiences ─ that for now remain on hold ─ is deeper than ever.