Denglish 21: Eggs, Cheese and Meat – High Standards for A Proper German Breakfast

My wife eats a lot of traditional German meals. For breakfast, she often arranges her plate with a semi-hard boiled egg beside a slice of dense, seedy bread, which is covered with some kind of fattening dairy spread or a horrifying layer of soft organ meat. Before we lived together, I tried to emulate this meal in order to better understand her culture; I tossed a hunk of French bread on a paper plate with some sharp cheddar cheese and a slice of pepperoni, then sent her a picture of it:

ME: “Did you see my totally German breakfast?”

THE WIFE: “…I did. It’s a start.”

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7 thoughts

  1. I really loved the German breakfasts while I was over there. Some bread, several types of cheese, several types of meat, some fruit, tea…I would do that over here, but it’s kind of a pain in the ass to get all that stuff out! I just want someone to do it all for me.

    That, and our spreadable meats tend to be revolting. Somehow over there it seemed ok. Here it all seems like it’s coming out of a pressurized can.


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