Jennifer spent 11 years in Germany, which allowed her to develop a large repertoire of German specialties and understand their cooking culture.
Jennifer used the time in Germany to study for a Masters degree in science and take cooking classes. She cooked for friends and family whenever possible. She was very interested in "Vollwertkost", or healthy foods, and regional specialties, learning how to make Apple Strudel, dumplings, and many other traditional foods. Her mother-in-law, an old-school German lady, was instrumental in understanding many of the traditions surrounding the table.
By Jennifer McGavin:
My life in Germany led me towards a heightened awareness of cultural differences, in both foods and traditions. I love to cook German food in the US because it reminds me of my time in Europe.
I hope you will join me at my new site Reality Bites, which will feature fresh food, whole grains and less sugar recipes to fit today's lifestyle. I have a newsletter sign up sheet over there, so you can get regular updates on what I'm cooking. You can also "like" my page, "Jennifer McGavin," on Facebook, where I am frequently active.