Saturday, September 26, 2015
THE BLACK FOREST
Grandma Theresa visited Triberg, Germany, which is located in the Black Forest in 1961. Triberg is home to the Triberg waterfalls, which are located on the Gutach River and are among the highest in Germany. Triberg is also known for having the largest cuckoo clock.
Fifty four years later, I was very excited about the opportunity to visit the Black Forest. After all, it is the home of cuckoo clocks, cherry schnapps, Black Forest gateau and of course, Black Forest ham. It was also the locale for many fairy tales -- Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel, just to name a few.
Our visit to the Black Forest, took us to the town of Hollsteig, which is about 45 minutes southwest of Triberg. It turns out from my research, I discovered that Triberg is in the heart of the Black Forest. We watched several demonstrations during our short stay in Hollsteing -- glass blowing, creation of Black Forest gateau (above photo is the finished product) and yes, cuckoo clock creation. What did I learn from my visit -- that the most important ingredient in the Black Forest Gateau is cream, cream and yes, more cream!