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Old 10-27-2006, 01:26 PM   #1
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"Hi there..." from Germany...

Hello folks...

just a little introduction of myself.

I'm Markus, actual 30 years old and I'm from Germany. I just entered your community to "spy out" real authentic american recipes. Me and my wife, we love to cook for friends, and are always trying to show that american cuisine is more than hamburgers and bbq.

We visited the states now for two times, and saving money for our next trip.

When you find me writing a incorrect english, please don't mind. I often have problems with english grammatic. (But feel free to correct me, I'm happy to learn... :)

Okay... that's enough from me now...

Greetings, Markus


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Old 10-27-2006, 01:32 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome, Markus. So glad you are joining us. This is a great forum. We have the best recipes and the best helpers. Ask any question and someone will be able to help you.

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Old 10-27-2006, 01:33 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard, Markus! Don't be concerned about your English grammar. Your English is quite good.

Which American recipes have you made?
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Old 10-27-2006, 03:14 PM   #4
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Hi JoAnne, Hi Andy

thanks for your replies. In fact I will post a special question today. But before I'll try to find the answer by searching.


Ouh... we cooked quite much. I didn't remember everything. Most reciepes were from cookbooks and names are often not clearly.

But I can tell you the last recipe was a "New York Chineese Chicken". (At this place i enter a summary of the recipe later.)

One thing we didn't find out yet, is how to make a real good maccheroni and cheese. We tried three different reciepes, but none was real good. They always were quite dry.

And I'd love to tell you, my "must eat" when staying in US is the "Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich/Sub". Yes, I know. That's quite near hamburger & co... but i love it...
hmmm... taste interesting...
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Old 10-27-2006, 05:32 PM   #5
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Hi Markus! Welcome to DC
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Old 10-27-2006, 05:41 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by HectorSamuel
I often have problems with english grammatic.
Marcus, thanks for joining us.
Folks have been correcting my grammar for over fifty years and it hasn't sunk in yet.
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:23 PM   #7
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Welcome Marcus! We can't wait to get some of your recipes, too.

Here is a good Southern USA recipe by Paula Deen: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci...ml?rsrc=search This is also a link to a tv network that is very popular here.

But all of our friends here have magnificent recipes!
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:16 PM   #8
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Welcome Marcus. My brother in law moved to Germany with his wife many years ago. He loves it there. He sounds funny to us as he speaks Doiche much better than he speaks English after so many years.

We always enjoy a new voice and love to help with recipes, techniques, selection of the proper tools and appliances, new baby names, just about everything. I hope you get as much out of this site as the rest of us do. Glad to have you here.

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Old 10-27-2006, 10:52 PM   #9
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Hi Marcus,

If you want to cook the cheese steak yourself here you go.

The Original Pat's King of Steaks® Philadelphia Cheese Steak recipe

For all the people who can not get to
South Philadelphia to get the Original.
Here is the recipe for you home chefs.

Serves 4

24oz thin sliced rib eye or eye roll steak

6 table spoons of Soya bean oil

Cheese {we recommend Cheez Whiz®} American or Provolone works fine

4 crusty Italian Rolls

1 large Spanish onion

sweet green and red peppers sautéed in oil

Mushrooms sautéed in oil


Heat an iron skillet or a non stick pan over medium heat

add3 table spoons of oil to the pan and sauté the onions to desired doneness

remove the onions

add the remaining oil and sauté the slices of meat quickly on both sides

melt the cheez Whiz® in a double boiler or in the microwave

place 6oz. of the meat into the rolls

add onions, and pour the Cheez Whiz® over top

garnish with hot or fried sweet peppers, mushrooms, ketchup

Put on the theme song to the first Rocky movie and enjoy!

Sorry this pasted kind of weird.

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Old 11-07-2006, 08:18 AM   #10
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Hallo Markus!

Schön, ich bekomme Verstärkung! *freu*
okay.. I switch to english, also it's crap to talk in english to a fellow german :D
don't mind the grammar, I'm sure everyone understands you, that's what they do with me.. even if my school english sometimes must sound funny "why do you speak like Yoda?"

Ich wünsch dir viel Spass hier.. wo wohnst denn??

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