Saturday, August 14, 2010

German Food

I'm back from Germany!

For a little summer fun, I went to visit my friend in the Ruhr area. I had such a great time; the sights, the company, and the food were amazing. So, I thought it would be fun to compose a list of my favorite German foods.

1) The bread . . . any bread. It was so fresh! I think I consumed more bread in a week there than I had in two months here.

2) Milka Chocolate, Kinder Chocolate, Merci Chocolate . . . absolutely delicious. All chocolate, really. Seriously, you'll never be able to eat Hershey's again. (I happened to find Milka and Kinder in the European section at Wegmans a few days ago. Sweet.)

3) We had a traditional German meal of rinderrouladen meat and red cabbage for my first European lunch ever. Yum!

4) Belgium waffles with confectionary sugar from the train station. Sixty cents, perfection.

5) Currywurst. I know, I know -- I had my doubts, too. Give it a try! And remember to pronounce the "w" as a "v."

6) And finally, the goodness that is Yogurette. Strawberry flavored yogurt surrounded by milk chocolate. I had at least one every day (and I couldn't stop myself from bringing a box home).

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!


Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Wow - you now have an international palette. I'm impressed. It all sounds so good, well, except for the Currywurst. I love the idea of chocolate-covered yogurt.

Rikki said...

What a fun post! Being German I really appreciate that.

You know, it is a strange thing because they sell hershey's over here, too (for an outrageous price). I wonder why anybody over here would pay 2 or 3 EUR for a Hershey bar when they can get Milka for 80 cents.

Currywurst is a classic! Every tourist shoull try Currywurst, lol.

And yes, Yogurette is nice and very more-ish.

Beth F said...

Oh man -- I wish I were there now! I have had some fine meals in Germany -- including the currywurst!

I am partial to Belgium chocolate, but that's just me.

Anonymous said...

Great post! I'd love to try a Yogurette. Sounds so good!

You can find mine HERE

caite said...

of course I had to google Currywurst too and found an interesting article about it's history in the Wall Street Journal...