Germany: Lebkuchen

The town of Nuremburg, Germany has been baking lebkuchen since 1395. Recipes for these flat gingerbread cookies have been passed down through the generations ever since. Today, a mix of larger companies and smaller family-run bakeries continue to make this beloved Christmas favorite in Nuremburg for people around the world.

( Photo by Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times )

The town of Nuremburg, Germany has been baking lebkuchen since 1395. Recipes for these flat gingerbread cookies have been passed down through the generations ever since. Today, a mix of larger companies and smaller family-run bakeries continue to make this beloved Christmas favorite in Nuremburg for people around the world.

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