Virtual Food History Cooking Class: Kleindeutschland Marietta

Suggested Price: $10.00


Washington County’s history has been heavily influenced by German-Americans. One major aspect of German influence throughout this community has been through food culture. The history of Marietta’s downtown is rich with German owned restaurants, saloons, markets, bakeries, and butcheries. Over time iconic German cuisine lost its identity as it was absorbed into American culture.

In this Zoom meeting recording of a live cooking class, The Castle and The Cook’s Shop prepare classic German street food of bratwurst, sauerkraut, and potato salad. Through this virtual cooking class, you’ll learn the key steps to preparing the following menu or you can just enjoy the program as we take what is now American picnic fair back to its German roots and learn some history along the way.

Make-at-home menu includes:

  • Bratwurst from scratch
  • Sauerkraut
  • Warm Potato Salad w. Onion & Bacon

Recipes are included for all the above with ingredient suggestions for an authentic German taste. We’ll be cooking all of these menu items during the program. You are welcome to just watch, to cook some of the items along with us, or to follow along for the whole menu to create a delicious German supper.

Download the recipes and instructions by clicking here:

We hope you enjoy this video! If you would feel so inclined, we would appreciate your support of our educational programming through a donation. Online donations can be made by following this link:

Make the most of The Castle’s educational offerings by becoming a member! The support of our membership allows us to care for our historic property, numerous artifacts, extensive gardens, and aids our efforts to provide exceptional educational programs for the general public and students. Learn more about our membership opportunities: