Tag Archives: Tradition

It’s asparagus time!

Spargel! The German diet isn’t famous for being heavy on vegetables.  There is one vegetable, however, that Germans go nuts over: asparagus, Spargel.  Not just any asparagus, either.  In the US, we prefer thin, green asparagus, but in Germany, you … Continue reading

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Tanz in den Mai!

No other day of the year has such long-reaching roots in the most random smattering of traditions as May 1st.  It is also one of my favorite topics to talk about and teach about because the first of May is … Continue reading

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Peeps!

Although this year has definitely been one big exception, I am usually very careful about what I eat and drink.  Here are things that I do not eat: MSG partially hydrogenated oils/man-made trans-fats high fructose corn syrup/fructose/corn sugar/whatever other name … Continue reading

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German Products 4: How ’bout eggs?

I love eggs.  I think they’re delicious and would like to take the opportunity to thank whichever early human first had the thought to eat that funny-looking thing it found in a nest somewhere.  I have had the incredible luck … Continue reading

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Fasching Pittsburgh

Calling all Pittsburghers:  Check out this New York Times article about other Mardi Gras traditions in the US, including Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh’s Fat Tuesday Fasching Celebration. (In northern Germany, the pre-Lenten celebration = Carneval, but in southern Germany and Austria, it’s Fasching.)  You … Continue reading

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