I have also been following, not necessarily cooking: http://www.MyBestGermanRecipes.com/
German cooking is so regional what my Grandmother liked (from the south) was not familiar or especially liked by my Grandfather (north). Spaetzle was definitely a defining moment, my Grandfather didn't like it preferring potatoes. Even my Dad does not especially like German cooking, beyond what he knew growing up. What they all have issues is the regionalism and distinct cooking styles throughout Germany. Based on my family experience, I expect natural born Germans don't like all 'German' food. They like what they grew up with.
"You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie DupreeFacebook
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