Markus Wischenbart has traveled to many places as an extension of his career, and few stand out as much as Germany. Not only is it a great place to soak in historic scenery but experiencing the culture via the country’s great food and beverage scene is truly a highlight of many individual’s trips. Traveling to Germany is currently a bit difficult due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, making travel from anywhere outside of the EU almost impossible at this time. Markus Wischenbart realizes this is unfortunate for anyone that may have been planning a trip to Germany in the summer and includes a couple methods through which one can experience a bit of German culture from their own home.
The food in Germany is something to behold, and some of it is simple enough that it can be recreated in your own kitchen. For example, currywurst stands out as a favorite that reminds many of their late nights on the town. What makes this something simple to make at home is that, at its core, it is only a few ingredients. If you can find bratwurst in your area, the rest is very easy to put together and consists of French fries and a distinct curry ketchup. The entire dish comes together well and is a delicious representation of German street food.
Schnitzel is another German food that can be made at home, as it is a simple cutlet pounded thin, breaded, and fried. The simple nature of schnitzel also means that you can amp it up easily if you are in the mood to do so, and there is a variety of traditional recipes that can accomplish this. Jägerschnitzel is a food that Markus Wischenbart and many others that have tried it love, as the addition of a rich mushroom gravy makes the dish both hearty and comforting. There are other options that can be made easily at home to bring Germany to you as well, with Rahmschnitzel (schnitzel with cream sauce), Weinerschnizel (veal, served with a lemon wedge) and Zigeunerschnitzel (sauce with bell peppers), all bringing a different spin to the same premise.
It is no question that the people of Germany love a good beer and, because of the popularity of German beer even in other countries, it is quite possible to enjoy one while traveling takes a backseat. For example, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier is one of the best examples of a German wheatbeer that can be found in many places outside of Germany. What is special about this beer is that it has a unique flavor and aroma as a result of the yeast used in the brewing process, and the distinct taste reminds Markus Wischenbart and many others of their travels in Germany.
Pilsners are outrageously popular in Germany, and for a good reason. In fact, Markus Wischenbart notes that several iconic American beers are made in the Pilsner style such as Coors, Budweiser, PBR and others. If you are trying to get a more traditional experience while waiting for your future travels to Germany, however, it is wise to select a beer that you may not have as often. Wurzburger Hofbrau Premium Pilsner stands out as a beer that can be found in the US and other countries while providing a taste that will bring Germany to you. If that can’t be found, more accessible beers such as Victory Prima Pils can provide a similar experience and, if you put your selection in a beer stein, just about any you choose should work just fine.