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Just like Café neef, gingerbread belongs to Nuremberg - like no other baked good. No wonder that together they are a recipe for success. In addition to interesting gingerbread variatons such as one with rum-punch flavor, at neef you can also find the traditional Nuremberg "Elisenlebkuchen". So that you too can enjoy this Nuremberg specialty at Christmas time, Ingdrid Neef has shared her recipe for this popular sweet treat:
Ingredients (for 40 gingerbread): 12 egg whites 700 g sugar 240 g marzipan 120 g candied lemon peel, in small cubes 120 g candied orange peel, in small cubes 300 g coarsely-ground roasted hazelnuts 300 g finely-ground almonds 180 g flour 30 g gingerbread spice 15 g hartshorn salt For the glaze: 150 g powdered sugar ca. 110 g liquid dark...
In the Nuremberg music scene, the Bach Orchestra of St. Sebald’s Church is one of the outstanding performers of sacred music. Easter, Pentecost and Christmas are the traditional times for them to play great oratorios. In the oldest parish church of Nuremberg, St. Sebald, listeners will understand the true meaning of the multilayered tones of choir and orchestra – because independent of belief, the emotional power of sacred music moves almost everyone.
Under the leadership of St. Sebald’s Church Musical Director Bernhard Buttmann, the Bach Orchestra accompanies the Sebald Church Choir for performances of large oratorios, masses and cantatas from Bach, Handel, Orff, Mozart, Verdi, Beethoven, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Haydn, to name a few. These take place on major church holidays throughout the year. Naturally, the Nuremberg Bach...
It’s 9 am at the Nuremberg Fair. Rides and food booths are still closed. Only a handful of showmen walk through the grounds. When I arrive at "Gigerlas Lössel", I receive friendly greetings from the employees.
The head of the restaurant, Peter Lössel, arrives in a moment and greets with a smile, welcoming me to his traditional tent at the Nuremberg Fair. I watch with interest the activity in the Gigerlas tent. While the rest of the fairgrounds seem still asleep, busy workers are scurrying about in every corner of the tent, preparing for the day to come: Some are sweeping, others putting up...
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