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Eat Smart in Germany: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure

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Michelin-rated restaurants and street-vendor fare earn equal time in the newest release of the internationally acclaimed Eat Smart culinary guidebook series. That means exploring the currywurst and doner kebabs of Berlin, then spicy crepes with venison and cherries at the Hotel Sackmann in the Black Forest.
    Authentic German dining begins with sausage, rouladen, potato salad, gingerbread, and strudel—but so much more defines and influences the cuisine. ...
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Overview


Michelin-rated restaurants and street-vendor fare earn equal time in the newest release of the internationally acclaimed Eat Smart culinary guidebook series. That means exploring the currywurst and doner kebabs of Berlin, then spicy crepes with venison and cherries at the Hotel Sackmann in the Black Forest.
    Authentic German dining begins with sausage, rouladen, potato salad, gingerbread, and strudel—but so much more defines and influences the cuisine. Consider the verve with which Kiel residents devour sprats (young herring) near the Baltic and North seas. Or the pride that people in the village of Bautzen take in serving a centuries-old recipe for Sorbian soup.

Eat Smart in Germany connects menus and markets to geography, history, and regional pride. In the book are these practical and fun features:
• dozens of delicious recipes from chefs and other food experts that allow travelers and cookbook lovers to re-create the cuisine
• a Menu Guide that demystifies food selection, allowing visitors to order with confidence
• a Food and Flavors Guide that provides a comprehensive list of foods, spices, cooking styles, and more to assist shoppers at colorful outdoor markets
• an explanation of culinary history that covers the origins and varieties of ingredients, regional recipes, and well-known German favorites
• a translation of useful phrases that eases the challenge of shopping for food or placing an order in restaurants
• glossaries that introduce food and cooking terms in German and English.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this latest volume of Gingko’s “Eat Smart” series, Bergin (Hungry for Wisconsin), a journalist from Wisconsin, combines three perennial favorites: travel, restaurants, and recipes. Starting with a historical survey of German cuisine and a discussion of regional variations, Bergin sets the stage for her exploration of contemporary German food. She traveled extensively in Germany in preparation for writing this book and includes wonderful color photographs of the dishes she discusses and the chefs who created them. She provides a recipe section with easy-to-follow instructions for many standard dishes. Also included here are a small section on German food suppliers and a list of the restaurants Bergin visited as well as a list of helpful German phrases (with a pronunciation key). Last but not least, Bergin offers detailed menu guides that explain many common ingredients and names of various dishes.

Verdict Bergin’s guide will appeal to travelers and lovers of all things German, especially those who want to be informed before they go. It will be especially helpful to those experiencing German cuisine for the first time. Highly recommended.—Holly Hebert, Brentwood P.L., TN
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977680146
  • Publisher: Ginkgo Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2013
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 587,042
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Mary Bergin of Madison, Wisconsin, is a lifelong professional journalist whose writing forte is food and travel. Her award-winning books about Wisconsin and the Midwest demonstrate an intense interest in regional quirks and specialties.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
 
The Cuisine of Germany
 
Regional German Food
 
Tastes of Germany
 
Shopping in Germany's Food Markets
 
Resources
 
Helpful Phrases
 
Menu Guide
 
Foods and Flavors

 
Bibliography
 
Index

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