Käsekuchen – German Cheesecake How-To

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Here you can find more photos, tips and hints for making an authentic German family recipe for cheesecake, It uses the European Quark instead of cream cheese for a moist, delicious dessert that is much lighter than American cheesecakes. Recipe included.

Merry Christmas 2014!

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This post will be short today, because, let’s face it, Christmas. You wouldn’t read it anyway! But I’m posting the links for my book once again:
Print version:

Digital version:

  • Buy the Kindle version on Amazon.com
  • Buy the Kindle version on Amazon.de (Germany); it’s also available on Amazon sites in many other countries, too; just search for the title on your Amazon website.
  • Contact me via email (ktolliver at komnatachista dot com) or via a comment on this blog if you would like to buy a .pdf, MS Word document, or .epub version without going through Amazon. You can pay via Paypal using
    your own Paypal account or a credit card.

Last week my husband and I visited Mainz for a couple of days and stopped along the way in Aschaffenburg and Bamberg. On the way home, I had the privilege of presenting Hilde, who is responsible for most of the recipes in my cookbook, with her copy of the book!

And now just a few Christmasy pictures. I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season! read more

My Newest Book, “A Travel for Taste: Germany”, is Now Available for Sale!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my American peeps! And just in time for Black Friday, my newest book is available for sale online! I’m hoping that it will save you a shopping trip or two since you can buy it with a couple of clicks.

Here’s what it looks like on the outside, back and front:

Isn’t it handsome?? I’m so proud of it. In addition to the recipes and cooking tips, it’s filled with travel stories, culture and history I’ve come to know by living in Bavaria. Plus I’ve got many of my photos in there, too. I especially dig the photo of the potatoes on the back cover (pun intended). read more