German food refers to the wide range of foods eaten in Germany, with the culinary cultures of Bavaria, Lower Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt playing an integral role in principle cuisine of this European nation. German cuisine has been using a lot of starches and meats since the prehistoric era. However, it has also started using a wide variety of spices brought in from other Western countries in the last few decades. Yet still, the Germans have a preferance on pairing their traditional dishes with sauces and strongly flavored, fresh homemade foods are given much importance in Germany.
Historical and Cultural Influences
Commonly Used Ingredients and Cooking Methods in Preparing German Recipes
Globally Popular German Foods
Traditional German Food
Special/ Festival German Food
Gourmet German Food