The most frequently asked question I got about my trip was: "What did you eat??" So let's start with the food- after all this is a food blog! I'll share some other details about my trip in a future post.
The Hotel Buffet
I managed to eat my usual breakfast... sometimes... they didn't have peanut butter on the buffet every day. The traditional German breakfast is yogurt, muesli, rolls with deli meat, cheese, and butter. I couldn't quite get on board with eating rolls with cheese for breakfast. Don't get me wrong- I ate plenty of rolls, the German bread is delicious. Apparently I just need peanut butter to function.
Who gets Italian food in Germany?
The Drink Situation
Now for the water situation. Germans restaurants do not share the American custom of offering free water with meals, so it is necessary to purchase water. And they don't just drink bottled water, it's sparkling water. At first, I thought drinking the sparking water was really fun- it's so fancy! After a few days it lost it's appeal, and I spent a lot of time seeking out regular water.
Don't worry you guys, it wasn't all mediocre! One of my favorite meals of the trip was at Deutschen Haus- a traditional German restaurant just outside of Bad Boll.
And, I'm pretty sure my German friends thought I was crazy eating my peanut butter & banana toast in the morning, because to them- breakfast means deli meat & cheese. I love that food is one of the main factors that differentiates cultures, and I am so happy I got the chance to experience another country's culinary norms.
Next up: my weekend adventures in Stuttgart. Stay tuned!