We know that something extraordinary is on the grill when we smell the Bratwurst grilling or cooking in action. The smell of the meat, over the heat created by charcoal or gas, combined with the anticipation of mustard and sauerkraut in a sourdough bun, is all it takes to make people smile.
The Bratwurst dates back centuries when Germans had to become very creative to keep various meats together, decided to encase the meats, and started cooking the product. The sausage is made from beef, veal, or pork. The Bratwurst was born.
When you travel throughout Germany, you will find numerous variations of the Bratwurst. There is still a “battle of the brats” regarding where the first Bratwurst was developed. The area of Bayern (Bavaria) and Thüringen (Thuringian) have been in these arguments for centuries. The first documented evidence of German Bratwurst dates back to the year 1313 and can be found in Nürnberg in Franconia's German region
. Historians have also discovered a list of ingredients that go back 600 years, and the oldest known recipe for German sausage goes that far back.
The fall season is the perfect time to host a Brats Fest for family and friends. Contact us to learn more about this fun event, hosted in your own home.
Fresh pineapple, blackberries, and vanilla ice cream were an excellent finish to the German dinner we recently prepared for guests. There were several requests for additional servings.
This month's meal selection is the German "Currywurst" with French Fries. The Bratwurst meal is a standard all across Germany, and specifically know for Berlin. Every "Imbiss Stand" has their own secret sauce and curry selection.
This month's lunch selection was the traditional "Bauernpfanne" or "Farmers Skillet". It includes potatoes, hickory smoked sausage, sautéed mushrooms, and tomatoes. The perfect lunch for this time of the year.