Swiss pineapple cheese cream scarcely sounds like a dish designed to go with German Schinken und Kartoffel. But, forewarned by trade journals, wise West German grocers are busily stocking up on the ingredients. After Clemens Wilmenrod, Der Fernsehkoch (The Television Cook), tells the Hausfrauen how to make it, Swiss cream is sure to be a favorite dessert—and Clemens plans to pass the word soon. The balding, Menjou-mustached, ample-jowled Fernsehkoch last week was well into his seventh year on the air, with the oldest and most popular show on West German TV.

An actor by training, Wilmenrod, 52, owes his success...

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