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German food provides the passport to Europe

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Food has always served to be the cultural bridge in all cuisines and nationalities. With different styles of spices and herbs mixed with vegetables, meats, and flavorings, a restaurant can enhance that life experience that can only be captured by the authentic experience of a real restaurant.

German food is perhaps the most misunderstood food around the world as a result of its lack of number of German restaurant found in the United States. Perhaps in Amish country and areas of Wisconsin, there may be a lot more Brautwurst and Wienerschnitzel houses however, they are nowhere close to the volume of Chinese take outs and pizza joints all around.

German food Ft Lauderdale is perhaps one of the most interesting cuisines found in the world. It is truly reflective of its geographic surroundings whereby the meats and style of preparation demonstrate this fact. Bavaria and regions such as Heidelberg serve pork shanks, veal loafs, lamb, and beef burgundy while the poultry selections include roast duck, and seafood will generally be the local fare or catch in the world. German food also is as diverse as it is interesting, because of the different preparations of sauces and “sides” such as mashed potatoes, latkes, potato dumplings, Spatzle with mushroom sauces, and ham and cheese mixtures.

German beverages are plentiful with beers leading the way with about as many varieties of beer as there is food. Germany probably is the second leading beer provider in the world after Belgium. What most people do not know is that wines in Germany are also abundant and very flavorful and well produced, bordering the Alsacian regions of France and Switzerland. Cultural sharing of contiguous neighbors is an influential fact that cannot be underscored enough.

There are regions of Germany whereby the food in those areas is very much reflective of its neighboring countries. Languages have also become strongly regionalized and influenced in the same ways that German cuisine has evolved. This regional influencing is evident throughout the world in many countries, including China and Russia, two of the largest countries spanning across large square mileage and bordering multiple neighbor countries and influences.

German food seems to also bring together the festive nature of its roots with music and dance in many locations. The Octoberfest celebrations in the Fall, September into October, are evidence of the full cultural experience throughout the world of the full spectrum of the German food, drink, and merriment of this vast culture. As a result of the sheer size of Germany and its number of European bordering countries, it does bring in the diverse nature of what Europe really represents, a cross cultural experience that is rarely shared elsewhere.

The pride of German food and its inherent roots are also very much a reflection of the strength of the people and their determination to succeed in whatever endeavors that are sought. The financial strength of their economy and demonstrated leadership through the Bundesbank that has become the default Central Bank of the European Community, speaks for itself.

The Euro currency was largely supported by the strength of the German deutschmark while many other currencies devalued on the conversion. Clearly, a broad topic of cultural influence can be gathered from this simple discussion about German food, but it also begs to note that cultural and regional foods do define a heritage and a nation while telling some of the most interesting stories along the way.

For a well rounded experience and discussion about German food and its German roots in a delightful setting, visit Old Heidelberg in Fort Lauderdale at www.germanfoodftlauderdale.com 900 Florida 84 Fort Lauderdale (954) 463-6747.

Ask about the home country and the Bavarian roots where they founded their passion for German food.

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