I'm sure I missed a German dog breed. I'm sure I missed thousands of great German recipes. Each country that I am blogging about during The World Cup is so rich with respect to its heritage and history. After my own country, the United States of America, I chose countries to blog about that helped to create the dog breeds that I have lived with and loved. (Not all of my dogs have been purebred but all of them have had a little of this or a little of that can be traced to one of the lovely countries I have chose to mention.)
To prepare German sausage recipes, keep in mind what type of sausage stuffers you will be using. One spice can change the taste of the meat, so be careful. You don't want to wind up with Italian sausage when you were hoping for something a little more Bavarian.
Ingredients You Will Need:
3 pounds boneless pork shoulder or pork butt
3 teaspoons sage
2 ½ teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons marjoram
1 ½ teaspoons crushed red chili peppers
½ teaspoon savory
½ teaspoon cayenne chili pepper
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
Because pork shoulder is usually very fatty, you shouldn't need to add any additional fat to the mix. If the meat is too lean, add about one cup of ground pork fat.
Chill the meat before you place it into the grinder. Grind the meat, and then spread it out in oversized bins. Sprinkle the spices over the meat, and work it in with your hands. When the sausage is thoroughly mixed, chill it for about an hour before pushing it through the sausage maker. If it is too cold, it will be too hard on the machine and the casings. If it is too soft, it will be too sticky to work with.
Cooking With German Sausage
To get the real German taste into your sausage, add onion and caraway seeds to the boiling water or, better yet, boil the sausage in beer. Don't forget to add some spicy mustard to the table, plus plenty of dark bread. German sausage is great when smeared with mustard and wrapped in a slice of bread with sauerkraut and or with fried onions and peppers added to the mix.
Unity and Rights and Freedom
For the German Fatherland
Let us all strive for that
Brotherly with heart and hand
Unity and Rights and Freedom
Are the foundation for happiness
Bloom in the glow of happiness
Bloom German Fatherland
Anthem History: The "Deutschlandlied", the German national anthem, dates back to the liberal national movement of the 19th century. The words stem from the pen of August Heinrich Hoffmann
The "Deutschlandlied" was initially unable to compete successfully against other songs. After 1871 the Prussian royal anthem "Heil dir im Siegerkranz" ("Hail to Thee in Victor's Laurels"), which had been designated the imperial anthem, was sung wherever Emperor William I appeared. Not until around the turn of the century did Hoffman's song become popular.
In 1922, in a speech marking the third anniversary of the Weimar constitution, Reich President Friedrich Ebert publicly proclaimed the "Deutschlandlied", although the term "national anthem" was not yet used on that day. In his speech, Friedrich Ebert stated: "Unity and right and freedom - in times of internal fragmentation and oppression, this triad from the poet's song voiced the longing of all Germans; may it now accompany us on our arduous path to a better future."
After the end of World War II, the newly founded Federal Republic of Germany had difficulty reaching a decision on a national anthem. In contrast to the federal flag, no provision was made for an anthem in the Basic Law. Not until 1952 was an arrangement reached. In a letter dated 29 April 1952, Federal Chancellor Dr. Konrad Adenauer asked the Federal President, Prof. Dr. Theodor Heuss, to "designate the song by Hoffmann and Haydn the national anthem. At state functions the third verse should be sung." President Heuss gave his consent in a response dated 2 May 1952, after his prior attempt to initiate a new anthem had proved unsuccessful.
After the reunification of Germany, in an exchange of letters in August 1991, Federal President Dr. Richard von Weizsäcker and Federal Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl designated the third verse of the "Deutschlandlied" the national anthem.
The first impression of a good German Shepherd Dog is that of a strong, agile, well muscled animal, alert and full of life. The breed has a distinct personality marked by direct and fearless, but not hostile, expression, self-confidence and a certain aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships.
Sidenote: for many years in the UK German Shepherd Dogs were called Alsatians. Why? Because the name was considered to be less aggressive given what Germany did to the British Isles during World War II. Also, this breed is one of only a few where the word 'dog' is a part of its AKC registered name.
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