Menu: A German Christmas
This decadent take on a traditional German Christmas menu is perfect for any holiday feast. Start the meal off with a hearty spoonful of Maultaschensuppe, an aromatic dumpling soup and specialty of Swabia in southern Germany. Then rejoice in a heaping platter of knackwurst, bauernwurst, and moist turkey, baked with bacon and duck fat and braised with white wine, sauerkraut, apples, and onions. Top it all off with a mug of hot mulled wine and German butter cookies. And don't feel too bad about indulging yourself: According to German folklore, those who don't eat well on Christmas Eve will be haunted by demons throughout the night.