German Culture and Traditions That A Foreigner Should Know
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When people think of German food they think about sausages, sauerkraut, and of course beer. Germany has a rich and assortment of foods and specialties.
In Germany in most families there are definite eating hours.
Real Germans hate anything artificial in their food, even if it does improve the quality of the food, such as additives, vitamins. Let us not even speak about gene-spliced food or drugs to prevent livestock from becoming sick.
Germans believe that traditional German cuisine is superior to the others.
It is very important to finish off your plate. If you leave something on your plate Germans will think you did not like the dish.
If you cross your knife and fork on your plate, it means you are just pausing. If you lay your knife and fork side by side, it means you are finished, and the waiter may come and take your plate away from under your nose. …
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