Eating My Way From Heidelberg to Strasbourg

October 31, 2013  •  Europe, France, Germany, Travel


When I announced that I would be partnering up with my friend Kirsten to take people on a food and wine adventure in Germany and France, it was amazing how many people just assumed the food would be horrible. I’m not sure what it is about American’s perceptions of German food, but after eating my way from Heidelberg, down the wine road, to Baden Baden, and into Strasbourg, I am here to tell you that not only is the food not horrible, it’s delicious!I’ll give you the quick summary of each meal, dish by dish, starting with this really great very thin crust type of pizza I had for my very first meal in Heidelberg.2

Schweinebraten (roasted pork) with Schupfnudel (potato based thick noodle like Italian gnocchi in texture) served with traditional red cabbage3German pastries – they are EVERYWHERE, but in the interest of my waistline, I rarely sampled them4Wine, and lots of good choices including the local pinot noir shown here5Thin sliced ham with tomato mousse6Pork tenderloin baked in a pork sausage stuffing roll, with spaetzle and spinach7Apple strudel with ice cream8Zwiebelkuchen (like an onion filled quiche)9Palatinate Platter with Saumagen, Bratwurst, and Leberknoedel (liver dumpling)
10Arugula salad with goat cheese croutons11Lentil soup with stuffed cabbage rolls12Roast venison with potato gratin and broccoli medley13Ice cream with roasted plums14Wildschweinmaultaschen – ravioli stuffed with wild boar
and served with German potato salad (lots of mustard, no mayo)15Mussels16Hugo, a spritzer type of drink using elderberry syrup (recipe here)17Onion soup with Emmenthaler cheese crouton18Baeckeoffe – like the best winter stew your grandma ever made19Kugelhopf glace with Kirsch20Cheese – lots of it, lots of great types21Big lunch salad with a poached egg and bacon lardons22Ice cream – in every flavor you can imagine23Cookies, cookies, cookies!24Salad with a puff pastry crouton topped with pumpkin26Roasted quail and mashed potatoes with gravy25Stewed apples27Large salad with warm goat cheese croutons2829Roasted pork and mushrooms with spaetzle
Are you hungry for a trip to Germany and France now?!?!?!


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  1. Pam says:

    Fabulous photos, Michele, and I am ready to sign up for that trip if you do it again!

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