|Kommentar|Germany is a central European country that occupies a land mass roughly the size of Montana, and borders the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the north. This country was likely populated by Scandanavians in about 100 B.C.E, according to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
[...]Alcohol plays a major role in the German diet.http://www.livestrong.com/article/441086-typi...About 60% of Germany’s people belong to the middle class and are well educated. There is a small upper class and a poor class, but at least 99% of the population is literate.
Germany is truly a meat and potatoes kind of country. Germans start the day with a huge breakfast of rolls, jam, cheese, cold meats, hard-boiled egg, and coffee or tea. Lunch is the main meal of the day. Dinner is lighter but can still mean a plate full of sausages and dumplings. Beer is the national beverage and each region has a beer with a distinctive taste and body.
The Germanic diet is a little spicier and even sweeter than the British diet, with more breads, cakes and other sweets, potatoes, and meats, and especially the sausage-type meats. Butter and lard are used as the main cooking fats. Baked goods are a staple of the German diet. The German diet is high in fat, carbohydrates, and sugars. It is also deficient in fruits and vegetables. Fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and sour cream may help the body handle this higher-fat, low-fiber diet. Fresh fruits are less available and the colder-climate vegetables, such as cabbage, cauliflower, and potatoes are used the most. They have a high consumption of alcohol and tobacco. It is estimated that 30-40% of the population has a health problem related to their diet. It is also noted that the former East Germany has a more natural and diet with less sweets and more pickled products because they are poorer than the industrialized West Germany.http://www.ianr.unl.edu/kendrick/411/people-s...
So, damit wünsch' ich allen Leo-Lesern ein typisches Weihnachtsfest, schmier' mir schnell noch ordentlich Marmelade aufs Schmalzbrot, sinke trunken aufs deutsche Kanapee* und träum' von Kartoffeln, Kohl und Klischees. Danach les' ich Kafka und höre Klemperer. Ja, ich alliteriere gern, und bin auch sonst bevorzugt: typisch! Schließlich gehör' ich zu den 99%...
*) auch bekannt als west-östlicher Divan