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Deutsche Nationalküchenchefanthem (Patriotic German Chefs' Song)

German beer and German sausages
Are the best foods in the world!
When it comes to hearty eating
Deutschland's flag must be unfurled!
Wiener Schnitzels, Bratkartoffeln,
Pile them high on every plate!
Cook for Germany, cook for Germany,
All foreign food is second rate!

Deutschland, Deutschland über Alles
Let all the others salivate!

EDNA's NOTE:
Sung to the German National Anthem "Deutschland über Alles", also known as the Emperor's Hymn by Franz Joseph Haydn. Some people will know it also as the Anglican hymn "Glorious things of thee are spoken".

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this is the second food-related poem I had the pleasure of reading today. Funny stuff goes on in your Bratkartoffeln and beer poem, but the wife had already ordered Pizza for supper, so, we have to stick with that, at least for tonight. Best to you, Jerry

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the best of beer and brats being made in Germany, but I do like them very much. We have a new Beer Garten here in town and as soon as this virus thing is over, will visit it to check it out. ~ Geez.
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..."Biergarten" is all one word in German! The Germans LOVE compound words! The best known is of course Volkswagen (People's car). My favourite is the German word for diarrheoa: "Durchfall" (which translates as "through-fall") - explain that in detail at your next dinner party when the first course is oxtail soup and watch your guests' faces. You will go up in their estimation as the ideal host.

German food and drink is much under-rated in my opinion, especially German wines which are often brilliant. That doesn't mean that there isn't appallingly stodgy German food, because there is, especially from the South-East (eg Sauerkraut, frankfurters, dumplings).
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my mistake in spelling Biergarten. I pass by the place at least a couple of times a month and should have remembered.
As to the quality of the food, I'm afraid my taste runs to the rather bourgeois. I love sauerkraut, frankfurters and dumplings.
I do enjoy many of the other meals, [ I do not remember the names], but the food is excellent at one of the places i used to enjoy with my first wife many years ago. I don't drink wine and so cannot tell of the them. Thanks for the correction in spelling.
~ Geez.
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...I hope you didn't think I was being snotty - that wasn't intended. As a matter of interest, the Eastern German/Bavarian dishes listed are NOT regarded as "bourgeois" in Germany - they are very regional and rather old-fashioned, the sort of food you'd get in a Beer Garden. Burgliche Kuche (Bourgeois cooking) in Germany means traditional dishes cooked in a homely way (NOT using any pre-prepared or frozen goods, but all home-made) and usually in GINORMOUS portions. A great favourite (and one which I love, but which my waistline is terrified of) is Schweinshaxe - this is a HUGE pork knuckle weighing Christ knows how much, oozing pigfat, served with red cabbage and Bratkartoffeln - a meal to burst your puny gut in two. And of course, there is the universally available Schnitzel - believe me, I have been served a portion big enough to feed a family of four. I can only assume the huge portions served in American restaurants are a result of the large number of German immigrants in the USA. I go to Germany twice a year and come back to London with six or seven pounds of extra belly to get rid of. Although, sadly not this year, thanks to Covid19.
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Edna
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I was being a bit facetious. Didn't mean to imply that I was miffed, [love that word]. Yes, there were a lot German-Poles in the Northeastern parts of the colonies and they settled all over New York, Connetiucutt and Massachusetts and some in Vermont.
Your tiny waistline wouldn't survive very long in any of these places, I'm sure. I wonder what you would make of a foot-long double meat, submarine sandwich? I used to eat one of those and a bag of chips and a coffee or soda for lunch easy and still stayed a trim 125 lbs. Of course, now that I am no longer very active; I can only get through a six-inch sub now and no chips. Take care of that dainty waist and wear your mask. ~ Geez.
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...being in NYC once en famille and I went with my son to a deli-restuarant on 8th Avenue for a late night supper and we ordered salt beef + veggies. I do not exaggerate when I say the pile of sliced beef was 5 or 6 inches high on a big plate. We could only eat 1/3rd of our portions. I asked the waiter why such ridiculously large portions. He shrugged his mighty shoulders and said, "it's Noo Yoikk".
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