Christmas Traditions with Hans Rockenwagner. Get in the holiday spirit on the season finale of Sharp & Hot as Emily Peterson is joined by Hans Röckenwagner, author of Das Cookbook: German Cooking . . . California Style. This modern German-Californian cookbook from longtime Los Angeles chef and restaurateur Hans Röckenwagner features sections on bread-making (yes, pretzel bread!), holiday treats, and bar snacks, along with the most popular recipes from his several Los Angeles restaurants, including 3 Square Cafe on famed Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Cafe Röckenwagner in Brentwood. Hans Röckenwagner's background spans thirty years of cooking in Germany, Switzerland, Chicago, and Los Angeles. In the 1980s, he won international fame for his fine-dining restaurant in Santa Monica, Röckenwagner; today, he owns several LA-area bakery/cafes and a large wholesale bakery. Hans is known for his individuality, innovative dishes, and his craftsmanship in designing and building his restaurants. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

"There's no one who does Christmas like the Germans. Bar none - Christmas is the holiday season in Germany - it outdoes Thanksgiving and everything else." [09:00]

--Hans Röckenwagner on Sharp & Hot