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The original unification of Germany in 1871 brought together three separate kingdoms (Prussia, Bavaria, and Saxony), whose culinary traditions were relatively unique and variously influenced – by Scandinavians, Italians, French, and Eastern Europeans. Taken as a whole, German cuisine might remind us of American food in its emphasis on meat and potatoes, but the focus on sweet and sour flavors is strictly German. Popular sweet and sour dishes like sauerbraten (which combines a sour marinade with a sweet sauce) reveal a taste for flavors that hearken back to medieval cooking. Roasted meats (braten), schnitzels and sausages (there are over 1,000) are star players of the German dinner plate. Vinegars, sugar and fruits provide popular piquant sauces. Germans enjoy potatoes in salads, dumplings and pancakes. But it wasn’t always so. In the mid-1700s, Frederick the Great demanded that dubious peasants plant the curious kartoffel. Fondness followed, but gradually.

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