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I’m Marita and this is a little glimpse into the world in my kitchen.
This food blog is for anyone who loves cooking, eating and and exploring German cuisine. On this website, I try out German recipes and share their history and culture.
I love the food, but I am also fascinated by the history and social environment that shaped German food culture into what it is today. I invite you along on this culinary journey.
A little about me
I was born sometime in the 80s in Germany to a Filipino mother and a German father. I grew up in a little town called Schwalbach am Taunus, near Frankfurt. I lived in the UK (Oxfordshire, Durham, London and Surrey) from 1999. There I met my now husband with British/Lebanese roots and we moved to Bremen, Germany in 2019. I now have two sons who inherited my love for food and are very good eaters. I love cooking for them.
Why a German food blog?
I started this blog in 2013 when I was living in England. I missed some of my favourite German food such as Milchreis, Hefezopf and Flammkuchen so I started cooking some of the dishes I grew up with. (I have Filipino aunts in London, so this side of my food cravings were covered.) Then I met people who were curious about German food, but thought it just consists of bratwurst and potatoes.
So, I started to publish some of the lesser known recipes in English. Quickly I got fascinated by the culture and history that surround these dishes. Now I live back in Germany, and meet people from all the different regions of Germany. My knowledge of German dishes is increasing every day. I will never claim to be an expert but I love to share what I learn with you through my posts.
My father was born into a baker family. My two uncles (now retired) are my first source of information. They are sharing some of their favourite recipes with me, such as their stollen and marzipan biscuits.
I love any kind of food, not just German. When I started this blog I wrote about lots of different recipes. My mother is Filipino so you can find some Filipino dishes. My husband had a Lebanese grandmother and you can see some of the Lebanese dishes I tried out.
Apart from cooking what else do I do?
I loooove to read. It is one of my favourite past times. When I moved to Bremen, I started a book club, where we read books from different countries each month. You can connect with me on good reads.
Travel used to be one of my passions but have not been able to do as much of it, as my children are very young. Before we had kids, me and my husband loved to visit different countries and try their food. You can read about our adventures here.
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