Rouladen, a fancy french-derived name for a very popular, down-to-earth and common German comfort food - stuffed beef rolls. These take some time to make, but the tender beef and tangy taste is definitely worth it! This is a typical home style German “Sunday Meal”, and it is a good dish for company, especially since it can be made ahead.
I don’t have a fun or interesting story about Rouladen but I can entertain with a nonsense rhyme about red cabbage, or blue cabbage as it is often called in Germany - Blaukraut bleibt Blaukraut und Brautkleid bleibt Brautkleid - which means blue cabbage remains blue cabbage and wedding dress remains wedding dress - much easier to say in English. Whoever can say that in German wins a prize! (It’s hard!)