Throw your own Oktoberfest party


JENNIFER: OKTOBERFEST CINCINNATI MIGHT BE OVER, BUT THERE IS STILL TIME TO PLAN ONE AT HOME. JOINING US THIS MORNING IS PARKER WALLACE, CULINARY AND LIFESTYLE EXPERT. PARKER: THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. JENNIFER: WINKY FOR COMING OFF — COMING IN TO SHOW AS THESE GREAT IDEAS. BEER IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT? PARKER: IT IS. TRADITIONALLY THEY HAVE THIS COPPER COLORED BREW THAT COMES FROM ONLY SIX MUNICH BREWERIES. AND THEN THE GERMAN LIGHT YEAR, THE WEEK BEER — WHEAT BEER. THIS IS GOING TO BE REALLY BALANCED WITH A LOT OF THE RICHER OKTOBERFEST DELICACIES, LIKE SAUSAGE AND SAUERKRAUT. JENNIFER: I LIKE THE LIGHTER BETTER. PARKER: I LOVE A TWIST ON THE TRADITIONAL. TAKE THE BRATWURST, PUT THAT ON A SKEWER WITH BEER AND CHEESE FONDUE. I ALWAYS LIKE TO DO SMALLER PORTIONS. JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT TO OVERWHELM YOUR GUESTS. AND IF YOU CANNOT FIND THE TRADITIONAL GERMAN BEER YOU CAN GO FOR AMERICANIZED VERSION S. JENNIFER: THERE YOU GO. PARKER: THIS IS A PUMPKIN, INSTEAD OF YOUR TRADITIONAL WINE AND BEER COOLER. JONATHAN: ALL THE MUGS — JENNIFER: ALL THE MUGS, I THOUGHT THIS WAS CUTE. PARKER: TAKE IT AND FILL IT WITH PRETZELS, GUMMY BEARS — I DID SOME PRISONERS. IT’S FUN FOR THE KIDS, THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO TOAST. JENNIFER: DECORATIONS ARE A GREAT IDEA. PARKER: EXACTLY. THIS DESSERT IS TRADITIONAL. A GINGERBREAD HEART. I MADE ONE FOR YOU. JENNIFER: TRADITION TO WHERE IT? PARKER: TO WHERE IT. — WEAR IT. YOU’VE GOT ONE HAND FOR YOUR BEER, YOU EAT AND YOU WEAR AT THE SAME TIME. MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER USED TO MAKE THIS. I THOUGHT IT WAS THAT ARE GROWING UP AS IT IS MADE WITH A LOT OF CITROEN, REALLY ASCETIC, IN THE — ACIDIC, IN THE LEMON FAMILY. BUT YOU CAN HAVE THIS AS PARTY FAVORS FOR YOUR FRIENDS. YOU HAVE YOUR STANDARD PRETZELS OUT THERE? WE SHOULD NOTE THAT OUR — PARKER: THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE, PRETZEL BREAD, I’VE TAKEN THE ROT WORST AND BRAISED IT IN BEER, NATURALLY. CARAMELIZED ONIONS WITH SPICY MUSTARD. IT MAKES FOR A DECADENT CELEBRATION. JENNIFER: I DID NOT HAVE A PARTY PLANNED, BUT NOW THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT? WE WILL FIGURE THIS OUT. GET MORE RECIPES FROM PARKER’S WEBSITE. WE HAVE LINKED YOU THERE.

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