Aired 16 Dec 2005
Slug: Sweet German Christmas
While Christmas may not be widely observed in Taiwan, a baker from Germany has brought some of his Christmas traditions here and shared them with FTV's Michella Weng.##
Near the Zhishan Taipei MRT station, there is a German bakery that has been the talk of the town. Let's have a look.
What started out a small bistro is now a restaurant with a bakery attached to it. And with Christmas right around the corner, this Bäckerei, German for bakery, is in holiday mode, churning out special cookies, pastries and desserts.
Whether they’re meant to sweeten up the homesick soul or to simply bring a smile and a new flavor to the local community, they’re all eye candy to me.
Michael Wendel is a third generation baker. He’s brought ingredients and secret family recipes from his home in Ludwigshafen, Germany. But that’s not all—he’s brought part of the German Christmas tradition as well.
The Stollen is a very old, traditional bread, from 1329. It's a Christmas bread. The people didn't have many things--poor times. So they took all the things they had to put together to make a very special bread for Christmas.
這Stollen是個很老 很傳統的麵包 從西元1329年就有了
所以他們把家裡所有的好料 都拌在一起 拿來慶祝聖誕節
The Stollen, along with the chocolate pear star, red wine cake and anis cookie are all seasonal items, so if you want a taste of these, you’d better hurry home or here, because Santa may not save any for you.
這些 Stollen 巧克力梨子蛋糕 紅酒蛋糕 茴香餅乾 可都是節慶性的喔
If you can’t make it back to Germany for the holidays, perhaps this place can be your home away from home.
Michella Weng, Formosa TV, Taipei.
民視新聞 楊麒民 翁郁容 台北採訪報導