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Not much to write home about you might think but
attitudes towards food have changed and the food has improved quite
a bit. It used to be a big deal to stick to die
Mahlzeiten, the correct eating times. Some families still
insist on having lunch between 12pm and 1.30pm and the so called
Kaffee at 4pm sharp. With longer and flexible
working hours this is all changing.(* = familiar, ** = very familiar, *** = vulgar, s =
slang, Lit. = Literally)
Younger people often prefer a
light fusion of European and Asian food. Vietnamese is quite popular
and so are small diners. Sandwich shops are mushrooming all
Traditionally German food is based on potatoes and bread.
You should definitely try a good hearty potato based meal in a
traditional German restaurant. You might also have heard about or
even had Abendbrot, dinner, consisting of bread and
So enjoy this chapter and Guten
Appetit or Mahlzeit!
here for a transcript of all the expressions in "Food".