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I can't believe you're a teacher! (just like I can't believe it's not butter, but worse)

This is possibly the most poorly written article I've ever read here: firstly, "goose and shit" and do you not know how to use italics? Caps lock is not a substitute.

shiny flu more than 3 years ago

Würstchen etc.

Actually, Würstchen (but usually Wiener, not bangers which would be closer to Bratwurst imo) + Kartoffelsalat isn't Christmas dinner but rather a quick fix for Christmas *Eve* because Heiligabend is the most important part of the holidays here what with Stille Nacht and pressies but the 24th used to be a normal working day, so there wasn't much time to cook anything complicated, and Kartoffelsalat could be prepared a day ahead.
That's the explanation I got when I asked. (I never heard of the variation with Kartoffelbrei.)
Also, German Christmas is serious and feierlich business, I'll have you know, not the carnival-like bacchanalia you lot apparently indulge in.

TokenGerman more than 3 years ago

Bangers and Mash

Way to go, Form Leader 3. From excoriating the fact of institutional racism - the cause, as it were - you now move onto the much more sensitive subject of effect. What kind of kids does a country end up with if it constantly presents the other - other people, other ways of doing things, other ways of thinking and being - as problematic and inferior? Needy, clingy, fearful kids, who can't conceptualise to save their life, that's what it ends up with. Impoverished thinkers. (Rotten cooks, too.)

The Germans don't care if you call them racist. (They think that deep down everyone is.) But boy do they care when you call them POOR, or unimaginative.

Brilliant.

PS. I love sausages and mash. Just not on Christmas Day.

Dead Soul more than 3 years ago

I've only ever had goose in restaurants

And bloody delicious it was, too.

Jacinta more than 3 years ago

A proper Goose

Don't go for the goose - once the goose has migrated thousands of miles, it's very tough. Well the goose breast I bought from a wellknown(in the UK) German discount supermarket (described as "Luxury") was and so was the "luxury" frozen lobster bought at the same time, even though I followed the instructions on the box to the letter, and then had to cook them for much longer. You can't really go wrong with a nice sausage and I know somebody who actually does have sausage but with green salad (think eating disorder) for her big treat. If this snow doesn't let up I may have to eat my own leg. I would put goose low on the birdy rank- worse than guinea fowl! Go for the chicken or the turkey or a nice bit of beef
Happy Christmas and New Year to eveybody except my neighbours.

Amok's old teacher more than 3 years ago

Goose

Have you ever had a proper goose, German style, then? Is it good? and where does it rank next to turkey?

www.thefourlineblog.wordpress.com more than 3 years ago

customary

Würstchen und Kartoffelsalat in my privileged home, too! We Germans are slightly crazy, but I think it has to do with the pressure of having to do the Bescherung x-mas eve. Christmas Day you have more time for cooking!

Änne Troester more than 3 years ago

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