Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Dresden Stollen controversy

There is a huge uproar in the German baking world today. Reinhard Lämmel a chef and cook book author insists that the famous Dresden Stollen isn't actually from Dresden. Chef Lämmel states that there is data proving the famous Christmas treat originated in a nearby village Torgau in 1457. The famous Chef continued by adding that Dresden bakers did not invent the Stollen however they did perfect the process.
Of course the nearby town of Torgau is excited to capitalize on this news. The community director for Torgau stated that they were going to immediately add this news to their tourist board. The article pointed out that the only other claim to fame the town had was for being a stop over for the advancing Russian and U.S. forces during World War II.

Read the whole story here: Stollen Controversy

What do you think?
  • Is this a valid argument or simply an attempt to grab the presses attention?
  • Do you know of any historical facts linking the stollen to Dresden or to Torgau?
  • Have you personally visited either town and eaten this famous cake there?
Let us know what you think in the comments!


Joyce said...

thank you for dropping by =)

Cakespy said...

I have never tried stollen in its home territory...but I guess we can't be sure of where that is now! I loved this post.

Lewis said...

Joyce - Thanks for saying hi!

Cakespy - I absolutely love this type of 'food fighting' (sorry I had to ;) I'll keep you posted on what the outcome is.

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