Last Friday night, the Gastronati gathered again for more great adventures in food. This time we taste-travelled to Germany, where Squeaky and Calimocho lived for four years. This was a really tough Gastronati for S and I to cook for. For a long time, we didn't know what to make. But in the end everyone came through with something unique. Peanut Butter and Calimocho had a male-bonding experience making giant pretzels together in the afternoon. (Jelly wisely ignored the cries of "pull, no wind it, wind it!" emanating from the kitchen during the pretzel-making session.) I brought a soup made of white asparagus, which seems to be the only vegetable the Germans eat besides potatoes, and S made a tasty potato herring salad (bottom right). Peanut Butter and Jelly made the schnitzel on the bottom left, and Squeaky brought the spaetzle (the German answer to pasta) pictured beside it on the plate. Recipes to come soon!