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Thornwurst!
Yesterday tascun was over and both she and silber decided that it was a good idea to show me what a good German breakfast was like. I, having never tried certain cheeses and meats or breads this wonderful country has to offer, of course didnt complain. Besides, I'm easily led in ways of the stomach, so anything involving eating is always more than welcome. We went to the grocery store and while at the meat and cheese section, silber told the clerks that hes trying to have his American friend sample various meats and cheeses, to which they were happy to oblige and cut us a few slices of each of the choice items I might not be able to find in the states, including a nice hunk of wild pig pate embedded with berries.

We also grabbed some fresh milk that, get this, has a 3.8% fat percentage. OH GOD YES!!!

On the way home we went to the bakery and got some bread to enjoy our meal with.

And here was the spread as we had it (complete with the Knotts boysenberry jam I brought from the states..mm..the original)



And so we gorged ourselves. I even tried limburger cheese, which, despite what Warner Brothers cartoons suggest, is really not at all bad. In fact its quite delicious and to me, doesn't smell as bad as some of the stronger swiss cheeses. I did manage to try some Hess cheese and oh god oh god that stuff reeks horribly. More for tascun ;P It reminded me vaguely of hairspray, but the rest was positively delightful. Oh and of course I overstuffed myself on raw bacon once again, not to mention the glasses and glasses of fresh fatty milk I glugged down.

Afterwards we did what anyone does on a full stomach...nap! (that sweater Im wearing btw is the German military pullover silber gave me, oooooo)



All in all it was a very fun day, and needless to say that was all I ate, especially since we ate almost the entire spread all in one sitting with just the three of us! We only had a bit of cheese left and just enough goose liver to spread on a little square of bread for breakfast. If only I could eat like a queen everyday ;) Thanks to my German hosts for making this a real culture rich experience!

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raeninjamoose From: raeninjamoose Date: December 28th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
(I'm Rae, friend of CW's, I read your LJ all the time. LOVE your artwork!!!) Sounds like you're having a great time over there! I remember I tried so many things when I was in France last Spring Break. Hats off to you for trying limburger cheese. I'm not brave enough. The smell turned me off. I love those pants you're wearing in that picture! XD I couldn't pull that off, not with my hugh thighs. XD Seems like you're having a great time! Have fun!
keihound From: keihound Date: December 28th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
That pic fulla' food makes me so hungry o_o It reminds me of the lunches we had every day in Spain. Bread with various things to stick on it. So gorge. *salivates*
xxbalaaxx From: xxbalaaxx Date: December 28th, 2005 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
mmm lookssss deeliiisciouuuuusssssssss!!! Really not at all different from Russian food, ie the sorts of stuff I grew up on. Glad you are having fun girl! Take care and Happy Holidays!
bloodhoundomega From: bloodhoundomega Date: December 28th, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
*is getting really hungry now* ;_; Damn me and my pickyness.
altonwings From: altonwings Date: December 28th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG--I need that lunch, it looks amazingly good. Then again, I love dining on meats and cheeses and breads...
westly From: westly Date: December 28th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meat, cheese, and bread is my lord. ::prays to it::

And that last picture is too adoreable. ::Giggles::
kitsuken From: kitsuken Date: December 28th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Man that looks tastey. And yeah, the bacon stuff is good, some German flatmates of mine gave us some once. Bit salty for my tastes, but still pretty good. Seen a few spreads like that while visiting hotels in Europe (usually France), and to be honest that looks better than any of the ones they've provided *envies*
From: silber Date: December 28th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, thats just because its France after all, they are a cheese nation. Germany is more of a meat nation ;)
kitsuken From: kitsuken Date: December 28th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually even with the cheese you seem to have a better (or at least tastier looking) selection. They were probably avoiding any of the good cheeses because silly tourists like us would complain about it being "off" because of the smell :p
kylet From: kylet Date: December 28th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my lord. I hate you. I'm dieting and that all looks SOOOO good. Crap, I need to grab a snack NOW. A good non-gorgeousmeatandcheese snack. Whimper.

Good to know some countries know how to eat ^.^
slinky_dragon From: slinky_dragon Date: December 28th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG, that spread looks so delicious! OHMNOMNOMNOM!!! :O
casidhe From: casidhe Date: December 28th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whoa nelly... That's A LOT of food... And it's always good to try things at least once just for the experience. Man... Now I'm hungry.

Do you guys Gamecube it while letting the food digest? XD

wiltekirra From: wiltekirra Date: December 28th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dang, that makes me miss the French cheeses.
ruggels From: ruggels Date: December 28th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know what's odd? our Old Holiday Traditions, before my brother hosted Christmas, we had meals very much like that. (Mom's family is German), so that looks perfectly normal, for a Christmas Brunch.) I don't like pate' though. you two look way too cute together. The Dinners, however were full near formal affairs. :-)

Scott
wolflahti From: wolflahti Date: December 28th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I find the olives odd. I like 'em, of course, but I've been told by a number of people that the rest of the world thinks the US is insane for eating green olives.

thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: December 28th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
i find them positively foul. i prefer black ones. Tascun opted for the green olives.
ssantara From: ssantara Date: December 28th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Being half Austrian, I say Yummm oh yumm yummmm, you lucky wolf you!
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 28th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your foody photo is making me drool. T_T
tania From: tania Date: December 28th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rassin' frassin' computer... >_>
tania From: tania Date: December 28th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your foody photo is making me drool. T_T
silver_huskey From: silver_huskey Date: December 29th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd take the bread and jam. Everything else scares me a bit, especially the milk. ^_^; I think that much milk fat would give me a mucus attack from hell. XD
From: lmai Date: December 29th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love that in the background you can see a gamecube..lol.

Wow Man you are incredibly lucky to get to indulge on such wonderfull food *insert Jealousy*

Lol I love all things involving the stomach as well....lol so any food is good food.

Glad you had a good time ^.^
dustmeat From: dustmeat Date: December 30th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)
You 2 look SO CUTE together
From: swanhawk Date: December 30th, 2005 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, yes. Animaniacs was the one who mocked limburger. I used to love that show to pieces.

That food does look good. 83 Which cheese is limburger??
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: December 30th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
see the plate with the brie closest to the bread? Its the one that is sliced in half with the orange outside and white inside.

Actually warner brothers toons have been mocking limburger since the 30's, Animaniacs just followed suit.
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