Even MORE pork products, and there are so many more! *as a side note, back in '98 I did a 3 month internship in Germany where it was pork everywhere, then went right on to Israel for 4 months of study, where you could find no pork! I liked that b/c by then I was so sick of pork! =)
Here's an old shot from a Metzgerei (butcher's shop) down in Bavaria we went to last fall. We love Landjägers for a treat. A kind of smoked pork stick thing.Bread and white potatoes are also staples, but I suspect others will do a better job of capturing them (edit: check out Allison's post on potatoes, a little history lesson), so I will just post a picture outside of our local bakery.
I wanted to focus on cherries (Kirsch) though. Summer, and the school summer vacation here, really kicks off when the cherries are ripe for the eating. Yesterday at the bakery I got the seasonal special, which was a cherry and custard pastry.
Before I left for the bakery I went to finally return the plate that Frau Tille had used to bring me our wedge of ice cream pie. I ended up meeting Herr Tille in the stairwell who promptly sent me back upstairs with the plate again, this time full of fresh cherries! He'd received a huge pail of fresh cherries from a friend and wanted to share. Yes, we have awesome neighbors! So this was our dinner last night. It was too hot and humid to do much else anyhow. I have another huge bag of cherries in the fridge, too!
We won't talk about the giant rain storm meeting our open kitchen skylights when I was gone to the bakery and the three huge towels I needed to fix that problem...
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