On the fourth of July, we put together a German meal from the Professional Chef for my family. We decided to forgo the typical hockey-puck hamburger and questionable sausage product that seems to be so strongly associated with this holiday, and instead served the Pork chop with braised red cabbage and potato pancakes that can be found in this book. The huge chops we simply grilled with salt and pepper and a little olive oil. We also had green beans and stewed apples as sides. For dessert, I put together a cheesecake (from http://www.cookingforengineers.com ), and a strawberry rhubarb pie. Everything turned out well, and the family seemed quite pleased with the food.