Our daily greeds
Apart from kittens, food is the general obsession on most popular social media feeds where we see the collective taking the time to snap foodie shots of the perfect meal all the while knowing that your food is screaming at you to ‘eat me’. Yes, I am unshamefully one of them.
Usually these photos that I painstakingly and embarrassingly take at fancy restaurants or standing on the streets end up casted into a vault somewhere in my laptop, prepared to never see the light of day again.
Not today mi amigos. I thought I’d showcase some of my many delectable photos to recap some of my belly’s European memories to you.
Harvest from the in-laws.
The “Hamburger” style Schnitzel. I guess the German steak and eggs.
Cheesecake baked by Opa. Afternoon cake and coffee is quite the ritual that must not be broken.
Ham, sauerkraut and potato dumplings at one of our many lunch visits to Oma
Prices of beer at the grocery store. As a comparison, bottled water costs about 0,70 euro.
At the Currycult. Great fast-food eatery that specializes in Currywurst which is pork sausage cut into slices and is seasoned with curry ketchup. Sounds weird, but it’s addictive.
We had this mini “Spritzkuchen” in Weimar. It’s a honey cruller and upon our arrival in Leipzig, our goal was to try every version of Spritzkuchens we came across.
The German donair. It’s great street food for those who have an appetite. The paper-thin meat and the marinated cabbage combo makes the sandwich less heavy when biting into the freshly grilled flat-bread that contains all the goodness.
“Leipziger Lerche” – is named after the singing lark. This pastry is a shortcrust filled with marzipan
A classic grinder that we used to shave our bitter almonds for a classic Christmas cake.
I learned that butter and fat comes in many varieties.
Our “Stollen” – which is a fruit cake traditionally served during Christmas time in Germany.
Flammkuchen – literally translated ‘flame-cake’. It’s a savory flatbread baked in a fire-oven
Mulled-wine has a special place in my heart. People gather around on the streets drinking this to stay warm and merry in cooler temperatures.
A foot long bratwurst. We just had to try it.
Again proves no matter where you go, you will find a Chinese restaurant – Prague.
Great tasting pizza is not difficult to find and usually easy on the pocket as well.
Baked stuffed bread that was once only found during festive events – but a genius decided to open his very own and did not disappoint
Wheat beer has become a drink of choice. Prost!