Category Archives: German Food

Food Speaks in Many Tongues – Edible Idioms in 17 Languages

Porridge Head! Sweetie-Pie. Adaptable Tomato. Every language uses descriptive food phrases as insults, endearments, warnings and advice. Here is a smorgasbord of food metaphors and idioms in 17 languages including French, ASL, Danish, Chinese, German, Spanish, Turkish, Hebrew, Italian and Arabic Continue reading

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German Chocolate Paradise in Berlin…and Oakland

Berlin, Germany’s high church of chocolate is 148 year-old Fassbender and Rausch with hundreds of confections, plus a chocolate cafe and restaurant. Michael Mischer Chocolates in Oakland does German chocolate proud with his bars, studded with nuts, fruit, pink salt and more. Continue reading

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German Minimalism at New Berkeley Cafe, Gaumenkitzel (UPDATED 3/20/11)

New German restaurant in Berkeley features minimalist menus with organic, sustainable, local ingredients and yummy food. Continue reading

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Get Lucky this New Year’s with Food from Many Cultures

A whirlwind tour of lucky New Year’s foods from France, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Japan, Mexico, and Greece. Continue reading

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Seedy is a Good Thing for German Breads

Germans are justly proud of their traditional dense, moist and chewy breads which come in hundreds of varieties made of whole wheat, rye, oat, spelt, buckwheat, linseed or millet, often mixed with sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, or poppy seeds. Now available in the East Bay from two purveyors. Continue reading

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