perhaps when you travel in Germany, you should have a German with you

I'm just saying.
Yesterday, after a nap, my colleague, who happens to be German, suggested we walk over to the old part of town. So we did. Luckily, I'm a pretty good walker - there's a lot of walking going on here.
We went to an old pub. A local place. Wonderful looking with regulars having their beer and late lunch.

I only speak English, but J speaks both.
We started with Hand Cheese (?) which was gooey and hard at the same time and smothered with pickled onions and eaten on buttered German bread.


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This came with a big jug of apple wine which is only available at this time of year and was a little fizzy and WONDERFUL. You get a little bit of water too, to mix with it as you get more drunk.

But THEN I had a bratwurst on the bed of the best mashed potatoes in the world with sauerkraut with cloves and caraway seeds. To. Die. For.


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I ate every bit of it. And, at home, I don't even like bratwurst.


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Inside was mostly out of focus. It was a very big jug of wine!
Then, just as J was telling me that sometimes the Pretzel Man comes around places like this: there he was. He had a big basket of fresh pretzels.
I
cannot
even.

We finished the meal with two perfect glasses of Calvados, with two spicy tiny apples in them.

I'm not sure what I can eat that will be better.

Comments

I'm feeling plumper just reading this post.
Paola said…
Quite handy to have a German speaking pal, uh? I am drooling over all of the tasty goodies you sampled. Slurp!
kmkat said…
My MIL, a Chicago native, used to make that sauerkraut with caraway seeds (and onion and a little sugar to cut the sourness). It was good, and I HATE sauerkraut.
dan renzi said…
One of the best meals I have ever had was at a gas station (what are they called in Germany?) that had a counter staffed by several sturdy German women, serving schnitzel cafeteria style. It changed my life. German food is really underrated.
L.P. said…
You hit the jackpot!
marian said…
Ahh! I knew I could count on you! I checked in today thinking, bb knows how to travel... surely she's eating something good.
Crazy Mom Tats! said…
MMMM

I love real German potato salad, which is warm and yummy. I love me some good brats & kraut.