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German food

To the person who is travelling to Germany (I forgot who you were), we
(my hubby and I) are going for the X-mas holidays (one week from today!)
and since I've been there many times to visit the in-laws (he's German),
I've had a lot of experience with German food.  

You're right, most German cooking is fatty/meaty/creamy.  However, there
has been some move towards a lighter way of eating.  You can find lower
fat (although not fat free) dairy items in the supermarkets, as well as
some of the most wonderful produce you can find anywhere; it blows away
the produce we get here in South Florida!  Also, there are ethnic (i.e.
Chinese, Japanese, Indian, etc.) restaurants where you may be able to find
vegetarian entrees.  I hope you are travelling with someone who speaks
German, if you don't, because it will be important to get your dietary
needs accross when ordering at restaurants. 

At most German hotels, breakfast is served at the hotel as part of your
room fee; this meal is usually a light breakfast with yougurt, rolls
(broetschen) with butter or jam, and maybe some cheese.  Lunch is often
the big meal of the day, where people go out or cook a large meal at home.
Dinner is usually like our lunch; often bread or rolls with various
cheeses, sausages, etc.  It is pretty easy to get a salad which you can
get with lemon juice, I guess, if you ask nicely.  Most German salad
dressings are oily.  If you have any other questions, please feel free to
e-mail me.


*      Jana L. Wachsler-Felder        *                                   *
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