Good German Food

Sep 25th, 2002, 06:43 AM
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Good German Food

I know about all the traditional German food but I was wondering weather there was a new wave of german food. I would imagine with a lot of immigrants in Germany, the food has changed. What about the Mosel River Valley....any good food there?
 
Sep 25th, 2002, 06:49 AM
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Not a result of immigration, and not unusual, but I had a simple but surprisingly good pizza for lunch at "Christophers" (I think the name was) in Cochem. It was pepperoni, but had a bit of a kick (hot) that I enjoyed. Gourmet, no; tasty, yes.
 
Sep 25th, 2002, 07:24 AM
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None of these suggestionsa re Mosel valley, but...

Among the highest rated in all of Europe, is:

Schwarzwaldstube, in Kur & Sporthotel Traube Tonbach, Tonbachstrasse 237, Baiersbronn, tel: (7442) 49-26-65.

I ate there in 2000, and it was magnificent.

Two other listings at http://www.patriciawells.com/reviews/toptables/europe/ger.htm

I also recommend Schloss Neuweier (near Baden-Baden) - - a mix of "nouveau" and tradition.

And although it is approaching two years old, you might find this worthwile (again, not Mosel)

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/17/travel/17TAB.html

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Best wishes,

Rex
 
Sep 25th, 2002, 07:41 AM
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Germany has a lot of nice Italian restaurants. In Cochem, you'll probably enjoy Ristorante Castello:
http://www.aldo-michele.de/
Great food and atmosphere, but I found it smoky when I was there. Another that I liked in Cochem is La Baia - right near the bridge and with a nice upstairs terrace where you can sit outside in good weather. The food there is good too (I didn't think it was the culinary highpoint of my recent trip there - just good and non-smoky - but my wife can't eat Italian anymore without remembering this place, for some reason.)
 
Sep 25th, 2002, 09:43 AM
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topping, for emily
 
Sep 25th, 2002, 11:00 AM
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IMHO there is no such thing as good German food.
 
Sep 25th, 2002, 11:28 AM
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xxx,

That is why opinions are loke ----everybody has one.

Of course there is good German food. It might not be good for you but it is good. I'd suggest saurbrauten or roasted pork knuckle or a brta and a beer with the hot spicy mustard.

In Munic for a nice French restaurant try Werneckhof on Werneckstrasse. Great food and a nice wine selection

USi
 
Sep 25th, 2002, 11:30 AM
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IMHO anyone without the cajones to post their real name and address is no good. German food rules. Schweinhund!
 
Sep 25th, 2002, 11:37 AM
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I don't think that immigration makes for new German food, only for more food from other countries. I was really surprised when I moved to Germany at how difficult it could be to find a really good, all German, restaurant. Italian, Turkish, even Vietnamese all abound. I like to head to the local Rathaus for some great rahmschnitzel and pommes frites.... works for me!
 
Sep 25th, 2002, 12:01 PM
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hi

having eaten in germany often when on business, I would say that the traditional food (strangely including Italian !) tends to have huge pieces of meat and very heavy sauces.
The "foreign" restaurants ........... Turkish, Chinese, Thai, etc follow the local lead.

It is good food, but different.

Peter


 
Sep 25th, 2002, 03:24 PM
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Good German Food. Isn't that an oxymoron?
 
Sep 25th, 2002, 03:27 PM
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Oh, xxx, I'll think of you the next time I'm eating fresh white asparagus with Westphalian ham.
 
Sep 26th, 2002, 03:14 AM
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I lived in a Munich for awhile and found a lot of wonderful traditional German food. However, all attempts at "ethnic" food were pretty weak. Italian was terrible and the "Asian" food was a joke. The only passable ethnic restaurants appeared to be Turkish and Greek, probably because there is a critical mass of people from those countries in Munich. I live in Paris now but I miss that great food in Munich! Not to mention the beer...
 
Sep 26th, 2002, 03:34 PM
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What ever don't order Kalbsnierden (sp) like I did on a lark. Calves kidneys are not my favorite.
 
Sep 26th, 2002, 03:58 PM
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Having lived in Germany for seven years, I had many excellent meals both in restaurants, gaststatte and in private homes. They probable have the largest selection of sausages and some of the best as well as the best beer in the world. They have many ways of preparing veil and beef (you know, what animals are made of). They have many ways of preparing potatoes and other vegetables.
 
Sep 26th, 2002, 06:40 PM
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I am the first xxx and I usually post under my real name, but I knew I would get flak for saying there was "no good German food". It was just a joke (sort of).

As another poster said, "large pieces of meat and heavy sauces" -- yuck. I did qualify my opinion by saying "IMHO" and at least one other poster agreed with me.

Sorry...apologies to those of you who love German food. Hey, some of my best friends are German, but I still don't care for the general cuisine.
 
Sep 26th, 2002, 06:49 PM
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I love German food. Can't get enough of it. Bavaria is my favorite. Augistiner Beer is the best.

Some people love MCDonald's. Go for it.

 
Sep 26th, 2002, 07:31 PM
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I thought the Southern area, ie: Meersburg ,had some of the best German food. However there truly was a Swiss/french influence ginven the proximity .
One can have fresh fish from the Bodensee with the lightest and most delicious sauces(sort of french).
I know you mentioned the Mosel region sorry. Oh if you are in Cochem do not eat at the Burg Hotel. Not good. But the hotel is fabulous! very eclectic with an asortment of antique weapons, etc..
Have a drink on the balcony that overlooks the river! The Inn keepers are a blast.
 
Sep 26th, 2002, 07:35 PM
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in the October issue of Gourmet there is an article about the food and restaurants in the Baden area - very enlightening.
 
Sep 27th, 2002, 06:05 AM
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