Oma’s Favorite Finds: German-inspired items for cooking & entertaining

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by: Gerhild Fulson  /  Cookbook Author, Blogger, German Oma!

Oma's Favorite Finds offer a range of Oma’s favorite German-inspired must-have items that make cooking and entertaining more enjoyable, yummy, and efficient.

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Hallo, I'm Oma Gerhild and I love to share my German culture through cooking and entertaining.

I've years of experience in the kitchen, and have discovered some amazing items that really make things easier and more enjoyable.

Below, I'm excited to showcase my favorite finds – from beautiful serving dishes to specialized cooking tools – that I use every day to make my life simpler.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, I hope my recommendations will inspire you to add a touch of German-inspired practicality and charm to not only your kitchen and dining room, but to the whole house!

Let's get started!

For example, have you heard of Seltmann Weiden? It's a family-owned company in Germany and has been producing high-quality porcelain since 1910. Now with state-of-the-art facilities and continued strict quality control, their imaginative designs are consistently exceptional, making them one of the best porcelain brands available.

And, through Amazon, it's available worldwide. I recall that even though my Mutti loved her old Sammeltassen, some of her favorite dishes were actually in a more modern German style, just like Seltmann Weiden currently offers:

I think I inherited Mutti's desire to be 'more modern'. My everyday dishes are square, white Corelle, meaning easy care and long-lasting. My set is at least 15 years old. I use them almost every day, and they still look as good as new. 

They look even better when they are filled with traditional German food :) They really remind me of dishes I've seen and used in Germany.

As much as I still love them, my table setting sometimes just looked too plain. I needed something with color. That's when I added Dowan to my table. German? No. Pretty with my German-inspired 'plain white' dishes? Absolutely!

After nearly a year of steady use, including repeated runs through the dishwasher, I wanted to share how well they have held up, right here.

Dowan Bowls Laid Out

Indulge in Elegance: Small porcelain dessert bowls by Dowan for a pop of color on your table and perfect for little desserts.

My Favorite Kitchen Tools

One of my favorite topics: kitchen tools! 

Whether you're an avid cook or just starting out in the kitchen, having the right tools can make all the difference. Something as simple as a quality chef's knife may be easy enough to find, but a spaetzle maker? That's another matter. Again, Amazon to the rescue.

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For more German-inspired items that make life easier and yummier, especially in the kitchen and for entertaining, follow my Amazon Storefront.

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Pop right over to my private Facebook group, the Kaffeeklatschers. You'll find thousands of German foodies, all eager to help and to talk about all things German, especially these yummy foods. 

Meet with us around Oma's table, pull up a chair, grab a coffee and a piece of Apfelstrudel, and enjoy the visit.

Newest Recipes

  1. Hasselback Potatoes – Oma's Fächerkartoffeln >

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    Make these Fächerkartoffeln aka Hasselback Potatoes with either regular or sweet potatoes. Make them extra crispy with cheese and breadcrumbs and you have a treat that's amazing!

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  2. German Pork Knuckle Recipe (Schweinshaxe): Crispy Roasted Hocks >

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    Discover Oma's secret recipe for making crispy-skinned Bavarian Schweinshaxe (roasted pork knuckles). Authentic taste of Germany's traditional dish. Perfectly wunderbar.

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  3. Oma's Kartoffelklöße – German Potato Dumplings >

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    German potato dumplings, aka Kartoffelklöße and Kartoffelknödel, invoke great memories of my Mutti's Sunday dinners. Using cooked potatoes, she created these scrumptious traditional dumplings!

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Words to the Wise

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)

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