Authentic German Gingerbread Recipe

By Francine McKenna on Email

As with most legends surrounding old recipes the origins of this one are vague, but it is believed the word ‘Lebkuchen’, which is German gingerbread, comes from either ‘lebbe’, very sweet in old German, or ‘libum’, cakes in Latin, however it is known that as “Honigkuchen”, Honey cake, it was a favorite in 1500 …

Francine McKenna

Lebkuchen for Chanukah

By Rick Landman on Email

This is the first of several articles about why, as a Jew, I became a dual German American citizen in 2007, why I returned a German Torah back to Munich in 2005, why I created a Jewish contingent for NYC’s Steuben Parade ever since 2010, and why I run German …

Rick Landman
Rick Landman, is a gay son of two refugee Holocaust Survivors who is now a dual German American citizen, and marched in a Jewish contingent in the Steuben German-American Parade for 5 years. As an Attorney Emeritus, Adjunct Professor at New York Law School, Urban Planner, Licensed NYC Tour Guide, and longtime resident of Lower Manhattan, he is available to give NYC Walking Tours and Speaking Engagements on German, Jewish, Holocaust-related or LGBT history, and has a Blog on his website at and can be contacted at [email protected]