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What Cake Can Teach Us About Germany (Part 2!) Posted by on Aug 12, 2020

Guten Tag! This is the second in a two-part series on one of my favourite subjects: Cake (der Kuchen in German)- specifically, German cakes with interesting, often place-specific, names. We will look at why those cakes are named the way they are, and learn a little language, culture and history in the process. So, as…

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What Cake Can Teach Us About Germany Posted by on Aug 5, 2020

Guten Tag! This is the first in a two-part series on one of my favourite subjects: Cake (der Kuchen in German)- specifically, German cakes with interesting, often place-specific, names. We will look at why those cakes are named the way they are, and learn a little language, culture and history in the process. So, as…

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How To Make German Iced Coffee Posted by on Jul 27, 2018

Guten Tag! It’s mid-summer and the UK has been sweltering lately, so my usual hot coffee has been replaced with iced coffee. The other day my mum mentioned Eiskaffee, the traditional German ‘iced coffee’, and I felt inspired to share this, quite frankly, amazing beverage with you all so you, too, can make your very…

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Breakfast The Bavarian Way Posted by on Nov 8, 2017

Guten Tag! The topic of today is Frühstück (breakfast), but with a twist. I’d like to share some information about the traditional Bavarian breakfast with you. A traditional Bavarian breakfast consists of the following: Die Weißwurst Literally ‘white sausage’, this is a sausage made from minced veal and pork bacon, seasoned with parsley, ginger, onions…

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Apfelkompott – German Apple Sauce Posted by on Sep 25, 2017

It’s that time of year when the apples are falling from the trees and people begin adding spices to everything. If you’re a fan of Herbst (Autumn) and autumnal foods, then I hope you’ll like this post about traditional German apple sauce – otherwise known as Apfelkompott or Apfelmus. This is the easiest thing in…

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German Herbs & Spices Posted by on Sep 6, 2017

Guten Tag 🙂 We’ve had a great selection of food-related posts on the blog already, which make great resources for all of you German learners who are also foodies! What we’re honing in on today are the small (but important!) foods – the herbs, spices, and specific ingredients used in baking. I hope you’ll find…

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9 German Food & Drink Idioms Posted by on Apr 19, 2017

Guten Tag! Ich hoffe, es geht euch alle gut. Recently I came across the German idiom klar wie Kloßbrühe, which is the German version of the English ‘clear as crystal’. In German, this idiom literally translates to ‘clear as dumpling broth’. In other words, it has nothing to do with crystal. It had me thinking…

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