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Eating Habits in Germany

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Shannon Griffin

on 22 March 2013

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Eating Habits in Germany Frühstück das Mittagessen das Mittagessen das Abendbrot Frühstück is the German word for Breakfast. A typical breakfast would consist of a warm beverage such as coffee or tea. It would also include bread. Germans use a variety of toppings like butter, jam, honey, sausage, or cheese. Cereal is also popular. Germans usually eat their main meal between 12 and 2 pm. Many families have begun to eat this meal during the evening. A typical lunch might consist of potato salad with sausage, spatzle noodles with stif-fry, or fishticks with mashed potatoes Meat is served almost everyday, especially pork and chicken. Some typical vegetables might include green beans, carrots, peas, and cabbage. Potatoes are a staples of the German diet. The come in the form of Salzkartoffel (boiled), Knödel (dumplings), Bratkartoffel (fried potatoes), Kartoffelpüree (mashed potatoes), and pommes frites (french fries). Das Abendessen, the evening meal, usually takes place between 6 and 7 pm. A typical meal is made up of whole grain breads, cheeses, meat, and pickles. They might include a salad or soup. Fast Food Table Manners German children also like to eat fast food. They items such as burgers, pizza, and french fries from famous fast food chains such as McDonald's, Burger King, and Pizza Hut.

One of the most common fast food chains in Germany is Döner Kebab, a restaurant introduced by Turkish immigrants. If in Germany, keep these customs in mind:
1. Germans eat less with their hands. Please be sure to use a fork with your french fries!
2. Be sure to keep your elbows off the table, and don't put your hands in your lap.
3. Make sure that you compliment the cook. ("das schmeckt wunderbar" Restaurant Etiquette The following is a list of differences between the United States and Germany:
*You must ask for ice cubes for your drink
* There are no refills on drinks
* If you cross your knife and fork on your plate, it means you are pausing. If you lay your knife and fork side by side, it means that you are finished with your meal.
*Tips are not as generous due to the fact that waiters are paid more per hour. Works Cited and Sources All information was taken from Germanfoods.org
http://www.germanfoods.org/consumer/facts/eatinghabits.cfm das Frühstück
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