The German culinary tradition emphasizes pork and veal, potatoes, cabbage, dumplings, and beer. German wines are among the best but are not produced in the quantities found in Italy, France, and Algeria. Lard is the common fat used in cooking. A typical German meal includes sausage, bread, potatoes, and beer. In some places beer is less expensive than milk.
The three favorite foods of Germany, says one report, are yellow pea soup with bock-wurst (a chubby frankfurter), bacon along with eisbein (pig hock) and sauerkraut. Roast goose with dumplings is also a favorite.
Germans like dozens of sausage varieties. Blutwurst, blood sausage, is one of their favorites. The French like their variety boudin noirâ even more. Blood pudding, as the English call it, is not quite de rigueur. Blutwurst, say the Germans, is best served with plenty of beer or added to choucroute, fresh sauerkraut combined with meat. Or the blutwurst may be lightly smoked, dried, and sliced for snacking. The best known sausage of German origin, of course, is the frankfurter.
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