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Comfort Food in Germany


Being from German and Irish heritage, I grew up with a lot of meat and potatoes. And onions. Melt a stick of butter, throw in some onions, and cook any meat. Repeat the process with sliced potatoes and a green salad, and that’s what I call dinner.

German potatoes

As is typical with most classic European dishes, it all began with the basic ingredients the average family could afford. In this case the subject is veal, pounded paper thin (until tender), breaded and fried in butter until golden brown. Served with potatoes and onions fried in butter and you have the classic Wiener Schnitzel meal. Sustenance that sticks to your bones and keeps you warm during the long, cold winters.

Wiener Schnitzel

Originally an Austrian dish, Wiener Schnitzel (“Vienna” Schnitzel) quickly spread to neighboring Germany and Northern Italy.

The Reichstag in Berlin

Any trip to Germany sends me in search of my favorite Schnitzel. A glass of local beer and I’m stoked for an evening of photos in Berlin. The Brandenburg Gates and the new Reichstag were both excellent subjects on my last trip.

The Brandenburg Gates

3 responses

  1. German food is the best!

    May 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

  2. sonja

    Oh! One of the best meals I’ve ever had was in a small hotel near the Rhine. You bring back such memories. Potato pasta…gnocchi is it? I don’t remember if that’s the right name, but I remember the quaint hotel with the old style wood shutters and the cobblestone streets surrounded by the most luscious green hills and valleys. Great pics by the way.

    May 14, 2011 at 4:56 am

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