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Old 09-17-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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http://bbq.about.com/od/regionalande.../aa053197a.htm

For many people, German food often conjures up images of sauerkraut and boiled pork roasts rather than barbecue. However, like most cooking traditions, German cuisine began long ago on an open flame. One of their greatest contributions to the world includes smoked and grilled sausages. Now, I know that the Germans didn't invent sausage, but when we talk about Germany, we have to at least mention it.

Immigrant Influence: When I think of German food, I think of Texas. Why Texas, you ask? Well if you fly into San Antonio and take your rental car north about 20 minutes (depending on traffic, of course), you will find the little town of New Braunfels. This is a German inspired town. In the early days of the Republic, Sam Houston needed a source of population for his new country, so he appealed to German immigrants. These immigrants began settling throughout Texas preserving most of their culture, resulting in German style cooking within Texas.

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Old 09-17-2014, 03:57 PM   #2
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Yep, one of the famous Q joints in Lockhart is Kreutz Market (if that name tells you anything) and the entire central Texas region is full of the descendants of German and Czech settlers that made the central Texas style of Q what it is.
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Yep. The German line of my family came through Galveston. Chicken fried steak, man. Chicken fried steak. Just another schnitzel.
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Mmmmmm, chicken-fried schnitzel. That sounds yummy.
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Many of these villages were German-speaking into the 20th century. That change came about with the world wars.
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Go West of San Antonio to Castroville (where my wife was born) and you have German, Polish, Alsatian. Yessir IamMadMan, the German meat preparation and BBQ is a very big part of Texas' history! I love German meat markets. Dziuk's Meat Market is in Castroville and mentioned in this book.



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Schlotzky's started in Austin with German lineage owners.
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I've heard Texas has the higher population with German ancestry.
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Yep. The German line of my family came through Galveston. Chicken fried steak, man. Chicken fried steak. Just another schnitzel.
Man, I love me some chicken fried steak!
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Lot of germans settled out there for the ranching. Not only does it influence the BBQ, but also the beer for instance Shiner Bock.
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Enjoyed that . Thanks. My wife is part German and we visited friends in Munich last year. Always fun to learn about such things.
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One of my favorite places is Muenster Tx. http://www.germanfest.net/home/
The German grocery store is amazing!
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