German sourdough bread is popular around the world. Bakers from foreign countries can come to Weinheim near Heidelberg to learn how to make it. The international baking course is offered twice a year.
Starting elementary school is a big deal in Germany. It's a rite of passage - almost like graduation or a wedding. Parents invest lots to shower their first-grader with gifts. But what's with the obligatory paper cone?
From breads to pastries, traditional baking recipes are finally put on paper in Luisa Weiss's new cookbook, "Classic German Baking." She tells DW what's unique about German baking and shares her soft pretzel recipe.
When it comes to bread, master baker Jörg Schmidt knows what he's talking about. He combines traditional know-how with new ideas -- and he passes along his expertise at baking courses.
Members of a butchers' guild in the southern German city of Ulm have created the world's longest Leberkäse. But vegetarians and vegans questioned how many animals were killed to create the dish.
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