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Gaisburger Marsch

Also Known As:   Verheierte, Kartoffelschnitz und Spätzle, Böckinger Feldgeschrei

Gaisburger Marsch is a hearty stew, made with beef, potatoes, carrots, and Spätzle. It originated in the Gaisburg District in the city of Stuttgart.

Region:  Stuttgart

Main Ingredients
Beef, potatoes, carrots, Spätzle

How the dish got its name is disputed. There are two popular theories:

One story involves soldiers in the 19th century. The soldiers, stationed in nearby mountain barracks, loved a hearty stew that was made in a restaurant (called Bäckerschmide) in the Stuttgart district of Gaisburg. The soldiers had to walk to get to the restaurant. Because of this, the stew was given the name "Gaisburger Marsch" (the Gaisburger March).

Another story states that the men of Gaisburg were captured as prisoners of war in the 19th century. Their wives were allowed to come once a day and bring their husbands a meal. Only one bowl was allowed per man, so the women made a stew that included ingredients that were nutritious and delicious. The women marched everyday with their stew to feed their husbands. This led to the name "Gaisburger Marsch."

Gaisburger Marsch  (Beef & Vegetable Stew with Spätzle)

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