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simontoad
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SBS Food: A Bread Roll and a Coffee is not Breakfast

The sensible Germans have got it right once again. For a breakfast, you must also have cold cuts and cheese.

My experience is that when there is a bain-marie at breakfast, go for the fruit toast. Only get a hot breakfast if they cook it for you on the spot.

The most disgusting place in the universe to have breakfast is at a moderately priced chain hotel in the USA. They are all the same, with the 'food' and the 'coffee' no doubt being supplied by the same company across the country. Economies of scale have in this instance produced withered sausages floating in fatty water, awful but not the worst coffee in America and waffles you have to cook yourself and which leave a nasty taste in your mouth. We had three excellent breakfasts at a B&B in California, wonderful creations which made us hum with pleasure. Our hosts were English immigrants.

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The only purpose of hotel restaurants is to make you poor. [Frown]

The wisest advice I ever received for business hotels is to eat where the chauffeurs eat.

The only honourable exception I have found is Montreal, where many hotels have excellent and respectably priced breakfast chain hotels at street level.

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quote:
Originally posted by simontoad:
The sensible Germans have got it right once again. For a breakfast, you must also have cold cuts and cheese.

No fruit?
[Eek!]

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In Germany?

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Ohher
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Jawohl; Erdbeeren.
(Certainly; strawberries.)

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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No one says "jawohl" since WW2. Perhaps to many movies? Jawohl is not normal to say.

You might say "ja bestimmt" though not usually all of that. "stimmit" or "natürlich" are normal ways of saying "right" or "certainly".

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Ohher
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Given that my last German instruction, roughly 50 years ago, came from a guy who emigrated to the US shortly after WWII, I'm grateful to have recalled the word for strawberries.

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simontoad
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ahhh, well, fruit is not necessary for a meal to be breakfast under German tax law. [Smile] A good fruit salad with yogurt will always be one of my courses though [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by no prophet's flag is set so...:
No one says "jawohl" since WW2. Perhaps to many movies? Jawohl is not normal to say.

I think the editors of Der Spiegel or Die Zeit might be surprised to hear that.
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hosting/

Food etiquette? Arguments about languages other than English? I'm not seeing a topic for Purgatorial discussion here.

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