Throughout my travels, as a food writer and researcher, I am constantly on the hunt for interesting and unique food stories. Many of these stories come with a recipe or two, more often than not of dishes not so commonly known.

Most recipes I have adapted so that I may cook them easily at home here in Portland, Oregon. Have feedback on how this recipe worked for you? Let me know (make sure to note where you are located!) and I will add your notes to my recipe.

If you are interested in more of the story behind each recipe, please join me on Substack where I share more of each recipe’s cultural and historical origins.

Apfelkuchen (German Apple Cake)Apfelkuchen can take the shape of a pastry filled with apples or a soft cake; or sometimes it can be spiced, light – or buttery and dense. The recipe below is my preferred style – a sweet, buttery cake.