Saturday, October 10, 2009

German Sausage Soup

In September, when my husband and I arrived in Hannover, Germany, in the home of Hans and Bea, we were exhausted from many hours of travel.

It was early evening and Hans had prepared a wonderful German Sausage Soup for us. It was delicious and just what we needed. With it, he served great those great dark rich, thinly-sliced German breads and sliced cheeses. Perfect for the weary travelers!

I sometimes serve a soup to guests when they arrive. I think of it as homey, welcoming and comforting. Regardless of how far someone has traveled, a soup can sooth the body and soul!

In the next blog, I will give you my version of Hans soup. I know that a good sausage is essential. Hans told me the main ingredients and even took me to an open-air market to show me the kind of cabbage he used. (His electronic dictionary didn't help with the translation here!)

We literally "ate our way" through Germany - 12 days- and then through Croatia for another 6 days. Thankfully we walked a lot! Every time we went to the 6th floor of our apartment in Berlin, we passed by the elevator and took the stairs - 116 steps in all!! In Dubrovnik, we walked around the old town using the ancient wall. There's another 300 steps! That deserves some more good food - right? That was our philosophy.

Till next week -


  1. It has been a while since your last posting. I just discovered it today. Sorry it took so long to find it. It's amazing what you can find when you are just noodling around on the web.

  2. Hi! Molly Kent is my Aunt and she pointed me to your site. I love cooking - and couldn't agree more about soup. Looks yummy but will save for cooler weather. Recently made a nice cucumber/yohurt/potato cold soup. Check me out at my blog at