Though I am German, French food has always played a big role in my life. I grew up in a part of Germany only minutes away from the French border, where both language and culinary traditions mix and mingle in the most special, sometimes peculiar way. Having spent almost three years in and around Paris, I recently returned to Munich, Germany, with my family, in our bags all the French goodies (crème de marrons! Foie gras!) I was afraid of not easily finding here, in our heads and hearts fond memories of France, many if not most of them linked to food.

While our time in France has come to an end, the cooking continues: French, but also German, favorites that I love to cook for my family of four. When I started this blog around four years ago and was looking for a title,  “mamangerie” came to mind, a fusion of the French words maman, mummy, and manger, to eat. This little play of words seemed to sum up best the obvious influences in my cooking, and also referred to my favorite every day ritual: sharing a home cooked meal `en famille`,  all the family around one big table – that´s simply the best part of my day.

Thank you for being here!

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  1. So nice to have discovered your blog with your lovely photos and recipes. My husband and I usually visit Germany and particularly Bavaria almost every year. I look forward to your posts.

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    1. Hi Karen, great to welcome you on board at mamangerie! I´m so happy to hear that you and your husband know and like Germany and Bavaria – wishing you a wonderful day! Sabine


    1. Dear Guido! Thank you a lot for nominating me, I´m very pleased about this lovely news. However, I´ve decided a while ago not to join and forward awards on the blog. I really hope you don´t mind or take it for granted…Dankeschön nochmals! Sabine.

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  2. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts – love what I’ve seen so far on all three counts – recipes, writing and photos! I would love to visit the Alsacian region some time, for now, I’ll have to content myself with gleaning any of its culinary influence on your cooking 🙂


  3. Hello Sabine, Your blog looks delightful and I love the picture you posted on the “About” section, really cute. I am also a mother of 3 and it is the same as you, we always share one meal (often dinner) all together around the table, such a nice moment to share our day, at work, at school, & at kindergarten 😉 Thanks for your beautiful blog and many recipes that I can’t wait to try …


  4. I love the name – a mix of “maman” and “manger”. So clever!!! 🙂 I spent a year in Strasbourg and loved Alsacian food! I remember taking the bus to Kiel with my friends on Boxing Day!!
    *steph x


  5. “…sharing at least one meal per day around our table. I think this is one of the most important things to feel at home wherever you are.”—-I couldn’t agree more. My teen sons know dinner time is sacred in my home. They sometimes grumble about my insistence we all gather together every weeknight, but I know they enjoy it. They often stay long after we’ve finished eating just to talk. That’s the best time for families to reconnect and learn about each others’ days.

    Thanks for visiting my site. Much appreciated!


    1. Very much my pleasure and vice versa! What you describe from your sons is just what my mother told me about my bother´s and my own behavior at home. My kids are still very small, but I guess I will be having déjà vus about that special subject!


  6. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I look forward to following your posts and hopefully spending more time in the kitchen inspired by your beautiful photos!


  7. I am glad that I found you. I used to live in France for a while. But my French is a bit rusty. I am German and now I live in England. I have 3 children.


    1. I moved here 3 months ago, I´m German like you! We lived in Munich before. My French is rusty, too 😉 , it´s quite tough to get it going again though I´ve learned it during 9 years in school!


      1. Die meines Mannes zunächst. Ich bin gerade mit unseren 2 Kindern zu Hause, der Große kam gerade in den Kindergarten, die Kleine ist 1. Liebe Grüsse zurück! Sabine


  8. Dear Sabine,
    I am so happy that you stopped by my blog, because now I have discovered yours! What a lovely page you have set up! I love German sweets and cakes, and often traveled to Bavaria for conferences…where I would find every excuse to indulge! I also enjoyed the food in Germany, very hearty and comfort-food in my mind.
    I am looking forward to your recipes, and sharing on one another’s adventures 🙂


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