German baker Axel Schmitt
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German baker plays music to give his bread extra flavour

A baker in Germany claims his bread tastes better because he plays music to his dough at deafening levels – and says he has the science to back it up. “There are two loves in my life,” declares German baker Axel Schmitt. “Music and baking. And so I wondered: What …

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German diet
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The German Diet – Bratwurst & Schnitzel Still King?

For a nation that loves its bratwurst and schnitzel, the German diet has changed over recent years to include more healthy options and international cuisine. As is often the case with clichés, they may be some truth in them, but pork knuckle, dumplings and litre tankards of beer aren’t part …

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German Leberkäse with bread
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Leberkäse – A True German Classic

German Leberkäse (sometimes known as Leberkas or Fleischkäse) is an authentic German snack popular in parts of Bavaria, Austria and parts of Switzerland. Similar to a frankfurter and the equivalent of North American meatloaf, the name literally translates from German into “liver” (leber) “cheese” (käse) but thankfully contains neither. In fact, it …

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German food in the Middle Ages
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The Ultimate German Knight Out

German Food and Drink in the Middle Ages. The discovery in Germany of a long-lost recipe dating back to Medieval Times demonstrates that, just like today, manufacturers had to adhere to strict production methods and ingredients. SAUSAGES The discovery in 2007 of a 600 year-old Bratwurst recipe by a German historian showed how seriously sausage manufacture was taken …

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Tsingtao German Beer
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The Chinese Beer with German “Herkunft”

Tsingtao German Beer – A Chinese Brewery with a Unique History. Tsingtao is the brand name of one of the most popular beers that China produces. Pronounced “Ching Dow”, Tsingtao beer is produced in Qingdao (formerly Tsingtao), a major port city that lies around 400 miles south of Beijing. As …

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german fried potatoes bratkartoffeln
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Fried Potatoes – German Style

German Fried Potatoes – Lecker! German Fried Potatoes or Bratkartoffeln is a traditional side dish that is commonly served with pork or steak in Germany. “Bratkartoffeln” are usually prepared by slicing already pre-cooked, boiled potatoes into a hot skillet or frying pan, and historically was a a way of using …

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