Lokale producten en boerenmarkten
Weinig Duitse regio's hebben zo'n mild klimaat als de Palts. Het uitzonderlijke klimaat zorgt dat er vijgen, citroenen, amandelen, walnoten, asperges, aardbeien kunnen groeien. Het wordt ook wel 'De tuin van Duitsland' genoemd.
in the Palatinate are compact balls of yellow flesh with an intense flavor vaguely reminiscent of hazelnuts. Try them in a salad or baked and you'll notice the difference in flavours. Potatoes in the Palatinate are only grown only for local consumption and are available at the weekly markets of the region.
Beautiful to look at and even better to eat are strawberries when they are preserved with their original sweetness and can express their fragrance without having undergone any chemical preparation. Best enjoyed in the warm sun of early summer using both hands to eat with full hands.The strawberries of the Palatinate colour the countryside and your hands!
Fleischknepp are a traditional Pfälzer dish and among other things because of the simplicity of making them, are very popular. The hearty meat dumplings are produced by mincing meat in a meat grinder and then spicing it. Then a roll is grated and the meat is mixed with eggs and the grated roll. Following this, the meatballs are soaked in salt water until these are ready.
Dampfnudel - Steamed dumplings
The steamed dumpling or colloquially "Dambnudele" are a real Palatine specialty and the king's discipline of every Palatinate cook. They consist of flour, yeast, milk, eggs, butter, sugar and salt and, unlike the Bavarian version, are always unfilled.The steamed dumplings are a traditional main course in the Palatinate and are served either with a salty potato soup, or with a sweet vanilla or wine sauce. Steamed dumplings are fried in a pan at the same time and steamed until they have a crisp bottom and a soft top. During this process, the lid of the pan must not be lifted. This requires a lot of experience.
Culinary Heritage Pfalz Products
The culture of food is a distinctive sign of Palatinate traditions with ancient origins. The association: "Culinary Heritage" is a protective organisation for producers, restaurateurs, winegrowers ... and a guarantee of local production in respect of a sustainable environment and economy.
Slow-Food products Pfalz
"Slow-Food" certified products are a product and land-based guarantee of origin. The Convivium Slow Food association in the Palatinate has 56 branches which belong to the movement.
A special product from the Palatinate is the large "Dubbegläser" with a capacity of 0.5 litres. The Dubbeglas has been in the Palatinate for a long time and is part of its culture.