Swabian cooking with a dash of German hospitalityDespite some of my previous gripes about the food here in Southern Germany, there are a few specialties in this region that almost make up for the lack of diversity. I had the chance to cook handmade “spätzle” with a good friend that I’ve met in Tübingen. The experience taught me more than just how to cook a Swabian meal, however. I was welcomed with open arms by my friend and her family’s German hospitality. I arrived just in time to help with the physical labor step in making the meal. But first, a quick explanation of what these weird noodles are.
There are a couple of different ways to cook spätzle, which is a noodle dish often served with gravy and pork or beef. (It’s also served sometimes with gouda, imitating macaroni and cheese). The very authentic way to cook the noodles is as follows:
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