Saturday, 14 March 2009


'The German Chancellor had been "subjected to" a traditional English breakfast, he joked.' (Telegraph).

Germans do not joke about breakfast, Brown. Egg, bacon and sausage, with fried tomato and fried bread is not funny.


it's either banned or compulsory said...

Good word "Frühstück", it was one of the dozen or so that got me around Germany a few times.

hatfield girl said...

It's tempting to Lufthansa to Munich just for breakfast. I've tried to produce Frühstück here but it's a pale shadow. You need the German early morning, the bar, the wooden floors and tables with a neat dog under each one communing with the other neat, assorted dogs; the papers on long polished poles; the waitresses in black wraparound pinnies, the perfectly cooked eggs, the breads...

All that background murmur of one of the most beautiful of languages. Oh well, back to an espresso and a mouthful of pastry, standing in the yelling throng.