Foods of The World - Germany

Foods of The World - Germany
1) Geography
Germany is very ________________ with many wide, rolling plains that
are cut through by rivers; which makes for fertile ___________.
2) Climate
• The climate ranges from _______ summer conditions to ______
_______ temperatures during the winter months.
• There is more ___________ during the spring and summer months
and a decent amount of ________ in the winter, depending on altitude.
• During the winter months, Germans eat hot foods more often.
3) Agriculture
• The main crop produced in Germany is __________ and __________.
• Germany’s most important vegetables are __________, ___________,
__________ and ___________.
• Germany has around _______ million heads of cattle in total, mostly
• Germans eat many different vegetables because many different kinds
of vegetables are produced in the country.
4) Culture
• ________% of the German population belongs to Christian
• Germans share some similar _________ with the US such as:
• New Years, Easter, Labor Day, German Unity Day (Like US
Independence Day) and Christmas.
• For Christmas, Germans prepare a ________-________ meal that can
include a roasted duck and a pork roast as well as potatoes and other
5) Economy
• Germany has the largest national ___________ in Europe and the
________-largest by GDP in the world.
• Germany is the third largest ___________ in the world at
_______ billion dollars in 2014.
• Because Germany is a particularly well off nation, Germans have
access to many foods in ________ _________ and stores, similar to
that of Americans.
6) Characteristics of Foods
• ______, beef, sausage, _________, duck, goose, __________,
cabbage, _________, radishes, turnips, asparagus, _______, and herbs
such as basil and thyme.
Popular Dishes:
• Apple strudel, Eintopf (_____ ______), Kasespatzle (wheat/egg
noodles), Kartoffelpuffer (_______ pancakes), Rote grutze (fruit
pudding desert), Sauerbraten (pickled _________).
7) Meal Pattern
Breakfast (Frühstück):
The classic German breakfast consists of a variety of _______ and rolls,
___________, _______, and coffee or tea.
Lunch (Mittagessen):
Traditionally the midday meal is the ________ _______ of the day.
More often than not, it consists of potatoes, vegetables and meat.
Dinner (Abendbrot):
The dinner is often eaten at about six o'clock. It is usually a _____ meal
served with different kinds of _______, a selection of ________, cold
meat and salad. A small hot dish may also be served.