Do you love German cooking recipes? Just Like Oma's cookbook makes it easy, providing nice images, simple directions, and recipe histories for German cooking. It's a fun book, plus it uses mostly everyday ingredients.
Check out my video review of this cookbook below.
I want to talk to you today about a cookbook that I recently got. Every once in a while, people ask me to review a product. Sometimes it's applicable, and sometimes it's totally outside of my normal topics, so I don't bother with it. I love cookbooks, however, and I'm betting that some of you guys like cookbooks too. That's why I'm reviewing German Meals at Oma's, a cookbook that's filled with German cooking recipes.
Now, Oma is actually a lady that I know online. She's an online acquaintance who has a website all about German cooking. She has all kinds of recipes on there, and she created this cookbook and sent me one.
Here's my disclaimer: This was sent to me for review. I was not paid in any way for this review. It's just a great book full of traditional German cooking recipes for the home cook. There are lots of things that I like about this cookbook, so I wanted to share it with you.
First, the beautiful pictures. Everybody loves a cookbook with pictures, and you know what? It's not easy to develop them! She has included beautiful images in this cookbook. I don't know if she took them or not, but every recipe has a picture of what the final result is going to look like. I always appreciate that in a cookbook.
Another nice thing is that up in the corner, it shows how many people the recipe serves. A majority of the recipes serve four people, although a few serve six. (I don't see any recipes that serve smaller amounts.)
In addition to that information, this cookbook includes the German name and history of the recipe. I'm kind of a history buff. I love stuff like that--it's one of my favorite topics, plus I home school, so I always like to study history. Anyway, she included historical information in this cookbook about all of the German cooking recipes. She has interesting bits of history scattered throughout about the origins of these recipes.
Now let's talk about the recipes themselves. Each recipe includes the German name, but I'm not German, and I don't speak German, either! So I find it very nice that she includes an English version. For example, one of these recipes in English is called Cabbage, Noodles, and Bacon. I know what Cabbage, Noodles, and Bacon is, and it sounds really good... no German required.
There is also a little bit of history behind the recipe. Then, at the bottom of each recipe, she has tips and tricks on how to prepare it, like ways to adapt the recipe if you don't have certain ingredients.
For example, one recipe says that if you do want to make these traditionally, instead of using a kitchen gadget, use a wooden cutting board. Basically, she has taken the traditional recipes and adapted them to modern kitchens. (It looks like a lot of these recipes come from her family.)
I picked two recipes to try first: Bread Dumplings and Red Cabbage with Apples. We like dumplings, but these are not your ordinary dumplings. This Bread Dumplings recipe has onion, nutmeg, parsley, and different ingredients that make it look fun. The other one I'm going to try is Red Cabbage with Apples. I bought a big red cabbage the other day, and I've got apples on hand too.
Please check it out Oma's Favorite Authentic German Recipes Right in Your Own Kitchen. I love it, and I hope you guys like it too.
Happy German cooking!