Many American homes have a German recipe or two passed down through the generations. The food is hearty and filling, and the perfect accompaniment for a rich, dark German beer. To master a few German favorites, start with recipes that fall in the schnitzel family, including the familiar Jagerschnitzel, which is a breaded pork or veal culet with gravy and mushrooms, Wienerschnitzel which is made from veal and can have Parmesan cheese included, depending on the recipe, and Schweineschnitzel, which is made from pork. Accompany your meal with a warm potato salad, or a carrot or tomato salad, all common in German households. Desserts get lots of attention in Germany, with the classic German Chocolate Cake or apple strudel among the favorites. Share your family’s German recipes with us here.