It’s All About the Wurst, Not the Schnitzel

Disclaimer: Before I begin this post, let me apologize in advance for the title referencing Meghan Trainor’s tasteless song.

Germany has a whopping 1500 different kinds of wurst.

Germany has a whopping 1500 different kinds of wurst.

If Germans have a staple diet, it is not Schnitzel or potatoes (although they do come close), it is the Wurst. From time to time Germans feel a calling from deep within themselves; they say naturalized citizens even claim hearing voices in their heads. The calls and voices lead people to the nearest Wurst stands where they binge on the tubular steaks and leave with a silly smile on their faces and a noticeable tightening of their bellies.

Statistically, Germany is one of the wurst (see what I just did there?) countries to be a livestock animal. Germans consume an epic 60 kg of meat per person per year. The global average is 42 kg. Yeah, these folks eat a lot of meat. So much in fact that Germany has a whopping 1500 different kinds of sausages! In this post, I’ll try to skim the surface of the German art form that is the Wurst. Continue reading


German Cuisine: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly (Part 3)

Part 3: The Ugly

Note: This is part three of my series titled, German Cuisine: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly. Click here to read part 1 and here for part 2.

Now, for the concluding part of this series on German cuisine. This is food which, in my opinion, is so bad looking, I would never even try it. Could be that some of the stuff coming up below actually tastes good, but I’m gonna go ahead and judge the book by its cover and not eat any of this ever. This was why Matjes was not included in this part; I had actually tried it. Continue reading

German Cuisine: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly (Part 2)

Part 2: The Bad

Note: This is the second post in my series German Cuisine: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. For the first post click here.

Last time, I talked about all the awesome and delicious food Germany has to offer. However, there is also some bad food. Now, this is my own personal opinion based on my experiences; other people’s opinions may completely differ from mine. I will continue the same format as last time for this post as well. Now, let’s delve into the world of bad German cuisine. Continue reading

German Cuisine: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly (Part 1)

Part 1: The Good

If you ask Germans about their cuisine, they will get that faraway look in their eyes which one gets from a lot of thinking. Finally, if the people you ask are anything like my German friends, they’ll probably tell you that it’s very bland and tasteless. But they will point out that you can easily buy cuisine from all over the world in Germany which is the plus side.

Pakistani food is really tasty and spicy, no doubt about it. German food isn’t spicy. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t tasty either. The Germans have a lot of great sumptuous food up their collective sleeve. In this post, I’ll write about the food which I’ve had and which I loved. Continue reading

Little Slices of Heaven

There are little slices of heaven in Germany. They are present everywhere from the tiniest village to the largest cities. They are German bakeries. Now, I might huff and puff about Germany in my rants, but I pronounce them to be very talented, awesome and downright inventive with their baked goods.

A typical German bakery.

A typical German bakery.

Here is a list of German bakery stuff that I love the most. There are other things besides these that I love but I included my most favorite ones here. I’ll attach a photo with each of them. Continue reading