Dude! I'm from Cincinnati the Gedrman capitall of the US!
I like almost all of it except headcheese..
Brats, metts, kraut, potato pancakes, schnitzel, fried noodles, and other, Oh man! Now I'm hungry! We didn't go to Octoberfest this year and I missed the food. Cincinnati has the largest Octoberfest outside of Germany.
In Cincy we call Milkwurst brats. Most people not form this area of the country only know the Johnsonville brats type. Milkwurst are white and look more like big white/grey hotdogs. I like them and they are an easy eat.
Goetta is another Cincy thing that has German roots. If you didn't grow up here then you might not like it. It's a breakfast food and it's sort of like sausage, but more of a paste. Made from pin oats, oinion and ground meat with spices you fry it in patties cut off from the roll. I like to roll it up on buttered toast and eat it that way.
Could be, but don't even hint at that in Wisconsin, let alone within 100 miles of Milwaukee.
I'm about 16 miles away and I wouldn't last 10 seconds if I made a statement like that out loud.
I like all German food, and in quantity, that's they way you get it here. Can get a little heavy if you overdo it, and I usually do.
Maders Resturaunt in Milwaukee is probably the best known, if you're important enough you can probably get a reservation for around this time next year. Not for any Holidays though, there's a wait involved then.
Kind of strange really, because Wisconsin is still the most ethnically mixed State in the Union. Little towns, communities and villages all over the place that are German, Welsh, Irish, Swiss, Swede, English, Norwegian, Hungarian, Dutch, Scots, Bohemian, French, Italian, Cornish, Serbian, one Indian tribe or another, used to be a few settled by freed slaves, and now there's Mexican and Hmong among others. And they are all pretty clannish.
But the German presence is very evident and very pervasive.
First job I had here with a publishing Company, the ownere wife was President of "The American Womens Socialist Party", their logo was and is a colorful black three legged swastika, in a white triangle, inside a larger red triangle.
Only had about 1700 dues paying members though, IIRC!
I spent the 80's living in southern Germany..Graduated from high school there and still visit every couple years...
The food is the best...
Knodlele, schnitzle, I even like Frikadell and pommes, man I could go on for days..
When I was last there I made sure to buy a nice bottle of Asbach, and a bunch of MAGGI sauce for peperoni pizza ( which was actually pepper pizza with no peperonis on it..)
And marzipan during Fashing...
Man, Im hungry...