When Rosemary Hamblin and Jane Stevens heard a German band, Franconian Harmonics, would be performing at the annual Great American Brass Band Festival Chautauqua Tea, they quickly got to work adding German-themed edibles to the menu for the event.
"It's a central Kentucky interpretation of German foods," Hamblin said with a smile.
Black Forest Cake and Reubens jumped out at them as good German choices. At a suggestion, Hamblin said she was considering adding Rachels, or Turkey Reubens, to the menu as well.
With "Hansel and Gretel" in mind, they added gingerbread boys and girls, too.
Stevens has visited Germany. She says German cuisine favors cabbage, pork and potatoes. But Stevens' favorite food on the visit was fresh vegetables at an outdoor cafe.
(use fresh vegetables)
Green pepper chunks