So, I was wondering lately -- how many of you mostly prepare dishes from your cultural or ethnic heritage?
I am German born and raised, but I would say that the majority of dishes I prepare are not German. I cook a LOT of Italian, Asian, American, or French influenced food.
While I like a variety of German dishes and enjoy having them when I'm back in the homeland, I've never felt compelled to learn how to make spaetzle, or tafelspitz, or schweinshaxe, or any other typical German dish you can think of.
With the execption of my German-style cucumber salad which I make rather often because I LOVE cukes, there's only a few German dishes I make, and rarely:
Wiener Schnitzel (which really is Austrian, but close enough)
Rotkohl / braised red cabbage
Though my favorite breakfast/lunch food at home is a decidedly German-influenced dish, strammer Max: toast with ham, cheese, and a fried egg on top.
Hmmm. Maybe I'm more German in the kitchen than I thought I was '-)
I'd love to hear about you!