Delicious Rouladen with gravy poured over Kartoffelkloesse and a side of spicy Rotkohl flavored with apples and bacon are my fondest memories of my Mutti's Sunday dinners.
Followed by her famous Haselnusstorte covered with marzipan and filled with whipped cream or a simple Obsttorte, Mutti's meals were so traditionally reminiscent of her upbringing in Germany.
Emigrating to Canada in the 1950's, she and Papa worked hard to start a new life in a new country with their young family. It meant she needed to experiment in the kitchen, using ingredients that were foreign to her to try to capture the flavors that she so loved.
And, she succeeded. I grew up with German food in my blood!
Are you living outside of Germany too? Missing that daily trip to the bakery to get your fresh Brötchen? or some Mohnkuchen? Missing the Haxen? the Sauerbraten?
Hi! I'm Oma Gerhild Fulson.
Let me help you re-create that fabulous German food no matter where in the world you live.
Using local ingredients can be a bit of a challenge, but German cuisine is actually not that difficult to replicate. Especially when you have an Oma at your side, helping you.
Let me be your Oma.
I'll help you, just like my Mutti taught me.
Soon you'll be making those Rouladen, (or my easy and quick alternate: Flatladen) and red cabbage. Even Spätzle and Semmelklösse will find their way onto your plate.
It’s always a joy when someone writes in to say that what they’ve read and/or made has rekindled fond memories of being in the kitchen with their Mutti and Oma.
What I include here on my website are recipes that are traditional, yet quicker and easier to make than the original. Many are my own creations, such as Flatladen.
This is my take on Rouladen. In fact, when I first posted it online, if you googled Flatladen, the result was 0. That’s because it’s a word created by my boys.
If you google it now, there are over 10,000 results. My recipe! Other recipes here are adaptations or things I’ve experimented with. All are delicious!
Can you imagine my delight when I was approached by Page Street Publishing to write them a cookbook? That cookbook is now a reality! German Meals at Oma's made its debut on November 13,2018 and is available in bookstores and online booksellers globally!
I have to admit, to author this cookbook and see it in stores was a dream come true.
I had so much delicious fun writing this cookbook and then doing interviews about it. Take a listen to this podcast with Jodi Stapler, from Love You a Brunch.
Chef Jamie Gwen, who broadcasts live on Sundays on over 70+ syndicated stations in the US, interviewed me as well about the German Meals at Oma's cookbook. Here's Jamie's broadcast ... it starts at the 20:10 minute mark.
Born in Germany, immigrated to Canada as a toddler, wife of one (celebrating our 50th anniversary this year), mother of three, grandmother of three, teacher, writer, cook, author, website consultant, mentor, and lover of life: that’s me.
I live close to Niagara Falls in Southern Ontario. These gorgeous surroundings enable my hubby, Andy (Rev. Wolfgang Fulson aka Pastor Wolle), and I to go on photographic outings to take photos to post on our websites.
Of course, most of my photos are of food!
With so much going on right now, I feel like I’ve just started to fulfill the real purpose of my life. So blessed to be able to say that!
The present path I’m on started in 2006 with a trip to Germany. What struck both Andy and I was the deadness of many of the churches we visited. Beautiful, historic buildings, lovingly restored, empty, except for tourists.
We were struck by the hopelessness of many we spoke to … their families suffering with cancer, depression, and suicide.
We returned, and together with another couple, founded the Gottes Wort Ministry and now travel almost yearly to Germany, ministering and teaching in small house groups and churches. For many years, we've had a German Facebook page with over 206,000 fans, mostly German-speaking Brazilians! Because of this, we've even started a Portuguese ministry, A Palavra De Deus!
To fund this, I started quickgermanrecipes.com (justlikeoma.com). Together with this website and its online store, I so enjoy being able to share my German heritage and culture with others.
All the profits from the sale of my cookbooks / products / ads / promotions, as well as the online business coaching I do, goes directly to the Gottes Wort Ministry.
Oma Gerhild Fulson
Below is an interview SBI did with me just a while ago ...
It's fun opening emails when they come from the most unexpected places. Just got this one from sparpedia.ch, where they've awarded my blog as one of the top 30 in this category.
Although Sparpedia is in German, I guess my English blog of German food applies. So, my thanks go to all my readers who have made this happen!