Major: Sales and Business Marketing in the Haworth College of Business
German Business and Culture
I want to start off with the fact that I have already looked up German restaurants in the Kalamazoo area, so that I can continue to eat this amazing food! Pictured are three of my favorite dishes I had while in Germany! The soup is a popular spargel soup, spargel being white asparagus, my new favorite food!
The other is a schnitzel with gravy and broiled potatoes, and lastly is a pork dish with potatoes and sauerkraut.
I don’t know if I could count the number of schnitzel I ate while in Germany, which is not a bad thing. German cuisine is mostly made up of meat, some form of potato and bread. Breakfast is very different from the United States, as you usually have a meat and cheese sandwich with butter. Lunch and dinner are generally bigger meals, and when going to a restaurant, know you will be there awhile enjoying your food.
A couple things that are different from the United States in terms of going out to eat are that it is bad manners to leave food on your plate, and also service is much slower making meals much longer. This was very hard to get used to because back home service is a major part of the dining experience, and it is completely opposite here. Also, don’t be alarmed at the end of the meal when the check is all on one, and the server will expect you to pay as soon as you receive the bill. Change is also made in front of you, and you hand the tip directly to the server.
Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed the food in Germany made up of the three food groups, meat, potatoes and bread. It has changed my eating habits, so trying to find food that is comparable in the United States is going to be a challenge!