Sunday, May 16, 2010

Did you know...

...the Germans drink beer at breakfast? Okay, not all Germans, but particularly Bavarians I'm told. Our host at BAM explained that a 9:00 am second breakfast or “between meals” meal is traditional, particularly among the working class. Since they often start their work day at 6:30 or 7 am and may have left their houses at 5 or 6 to catch the train, it's not unreasonable to expect they would be hungry (and apparently thirsty). So many people in Germany take a break mid-morning for eggs, bacon, and, in Bavaria, beer. In the words of Winnie the Pooh, “time for a little something”!


  1. hhmmmmmm mmmmm good! lol. What a wonderful tradition! Although I can't see myself being as enthused about leaving the house at 5 or 6.

  2. What a great picture, lol. The past several weeks we've been getting up at 4ish, eating around 5ish....and they're so right! It's a long wait till lunch--we need some kind of mid meal. Perhaps that's why their work ethic is so "high"--because they energize themselves every couple of hours...and adding a beer or two can't hurt! :)

  3. I could absolutely adapt to that custom. I adore German beer! The darker, the better...