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 dairy. • 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 denominations. • 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 vegetables. 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 Ingredients: • ______, 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.