Dear DeeDee,
During my trip to Germany I have eaten many different foods. For breakfast I usually eat sausages for sure and many other foods. Did you know that there are over 1,500 different types of sausages? And their sausages are really long, when you put them in a bun they sick out on both sides. What I thought was interesting is that the average German consumes 33kg. or 72 lbs. of meat each year, and of that meat most of it is in the form of sausage. In the mornings for breakfast I also like to eat bread, their are 300 to 600 different types of bread. Bread and sausage are both two of the most important foods in Germany.

I really like German foods
, one of my favorite meals of the day is lunch. For lunch their are a lot of different foods to choose from. one of the foods Ive grown fond of is potatoes. Potatoes entered Germany in the late 18th century. Potatoes are usually served boiled in salt water. Another food I like to eat for lunch is trout. Trout is one of the most common fresh water fish in the German food menu. A third food that I like to eat for lunch is chicken. Chicken is the most common poultry in Germany. These foods are the reason that lunch is one of my favorite meals.

finally the last meal that I am going to talk to you about is dinner.


notes: the rich dairy-lands of Germany produce some of the world's finest cheese and dairy products.
-Cookies, cakes and sweet rich yeast breads are crafted into complex patterns and shapes, often associated with ancient symbolic meanings.
-Germany's top hams are known the world over as the ultimate in sliced cured pork products.
-Germans are particularly fond of pickles, relishes, and sauerkrauts to complement and enhance their meals.
-Germans have been making sausages for centuries using methods passed down through the generations, and their sausages are famous worldwide.

-Germany has a festival for nearly every occasion and every time of year.

notes:Pork, beef, and poultry are the main varieties of meat consumed in Germany, with pork being the most popular.
-The average person in Germany will consume up to 33 kg. (72 lbs.) meat in a year.
-Among poultry, chicken is most common
-Throughout Germany, meat is very often eaten as sausages.
-There are more than 1500 different types of sausage in Germany.
-Trout is the most common freshwater fish on the German menu
-Vegetables are often used in stews or vegetable soups, but are also served as a side dish.
-Fried onions are a common addition to many meat dishes throughout the country.
-Restaurants will sometimes devote an entire menu to nothing but white asparagus when it is in season.
-Noodles are usually thicker than the Italian pasta and often contain egg yolk.
-Potatoes entered the German cuisine in the late 18th century
-Potatoes are most often served boiled in salt water
-Generally, with the exception of mustard for sausages, German dishes are rarely hot and spicy
-A wide variety of cakes and tarts are served throughout the country, most commonly made with fresh fruit.
-Apples, plums, strawberries, and cherries are used regularly in cakes
- Cheesecake is also very popular, often made with quark.
-Depending on definition there are 300-600 different types of bread
-Bread is a big part of the German cuisine, usually eaten for breakfast and in the evening as sandwiches, but rarely as a side dish for the main meal.
-About 6,000 types of breads and approximately 1,200 different types of pastries and rolls are produced in about 17,000 bakeries and another 10,000 in-shop bakeries.
-Bread is served with almost every (non-main)-meal. Bread is considered important for a healthy diet.
-Germany's most popular breads are:Rye-wheat, Toast bread, Whole-grain, Wheat-rye, White bread, Multi-grain, Rye, Sunflower se
ed, Pumpkin seed, and Onion bread.


The fertile terrain and ample water supplies made for good grazing and Germany has always been rich in beef, dairy cattle, sheep, and pigs. Thus, until the Middle Ages, the German diet mainly consisted of meat and their by-products i.e. milk and cheese. Smoking, marinating and salting techniques were developed to store the abundance of meat, a practice which has survived and is evident with their myriad of sausages and preserved foods.

The Romans were the probably the first to make any significant comment on German food. Latin literature records that German cuisine was a simple affair, consisting of a lot of meat and a lot of mead. By 96 AD, the Romans completed their colonisation of regions in southern Germany and it is undeniable that their eating and drinking habits influenced the German cuisine.

Not much is known about the period after the Romans withdrew, but there seems to have been a culinary revival with the spreading of Christianity and the inevitable founding of monasteries. Another influence came with the political stabilisation of Western Europe under Charlemagne around the 8th century. It was at that time that extensive cultivation of grapes, vegetables, fruit and herbs was recorded. Also, with this stability came wealth (at least for some) and it was the ruling classes who were responsible for introducing spices from around the adding another dimension to traditional German cooking.

The following period of wars probably had the most influence on modern-day German cuisine. Both France and parts of Italy were conquered and now came under Charlemagne's rule, as did Switzerland and Austria. One doesn't immediately think of German cuisine being akin to French cuisine, but it's certain that culinary customs were picked up from both the French and Italians.

By the 18th century sugar, rice and potatoes (introduced by King Frederick the Great of Prussia) became widely available to the German populace.

Current Day German Cuisine .

Today simple but substantial food remains a characteristic of German cuisine. Meat, Game, game birds and rabbit are considered traditional foods, as is the use of juniper berries, with mustard and horseradish being common condiments. The renowned Sauerkraut is still popular as are their vast range sausages (wurst), speciality cured meats and dairy products e.g. cheese, often eaten with Pumpernickel bread which originated in Northern Germany.

As one would expect, the geographical differences and the bordering countries still have an influence on regional cuisine. Cooking in the north still tends to reflect the customs of the nearby Scandinavian countries. The diet here is much heavier than that in the south, with an emphasis on meat and potatoes. In the south, a lighter cuisine can be found with strong influences from nearby Italy and Austria. Also grain products are substituted for potatoes in many instances e.g. Spatzle which is a special type of pasta noodle.

Dear Andy,

During my trip to Germany i had a lot of fun. I loved looking at landmarks and historical places. Although what i enjoyed most was the food.
In Germany a normal breakfast for them looks like a cross between a deli meat and cheese platter and a continental breakfast. It is
cold meats, sausages and cheeses witch are served along side a variety of breads and sweet toppings like jam, marmalade and honey. Soft-boiled eggs, cereal and fruit would round out a large breakfast.
After walking around
and checking out things like the Reichstag and the Humbolt University i had worked up an apatite. So i went to a restaurant called Alpha , it is located in Berlin and was voted a 5 star restaurant. I got the Traditional Head sausage with sour kraut a squirt of mustard and some potatoes witch is as down to earth a German cuisine gets. Then i went to a cool place that made their own sausage. They even let me go behind the counter to see how it was made. external image moz-screenshot.jpgThen gave me some information on the history of sausage making. For example sausages have been around since 600-700bc and were pioneered in Greece, china and Rome. they also said there is over 1500 types of sausage. The Germans serve serve sausage in a small bread or roll,but it is your choice because there is almost 600 types of sausage and bread to choose from. since i had been gazing over food for the past 3 hours i had worked up yet another appetite.
So i had to start thinking about dinner. Did you know that in Germany they have fish as the main meal for Christmas.