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The Hatched Easter Egg

I never understood the logic behind this somewhat conspicuous bunny hiding eggs all over the place. Where does it get all the eggs? Does it run a chicken farm? And what kind of surreal food does it feed them, so that they lay colorful chocolate eggs?!
On the other hand, when you grow up in a Catholic country that celebrates Easter by dressing up with conical hats and taking sculpted saints on their shoulders onto a week-long street parade of incense and repentance 1, the egg-hoarding bunny doesn’t sound that crazy after all…

Expat Gone Foreign, tXc, Easter Egg, Eastern, Fertility, painted eggs

The Culinary Combination Aberration

Germany is certainly second to none when it comes to creative mixtures of flavors in drinks, yogurts and other assorted beverages. The same folks that brought you Spezi (Coke and Fanta), the Erdbeerbier (strawberry beer) and orange chili chocolate, went the extra mile to enhance their flavor palette with their transculinary dairy products.

This week I spotted tzatziki pistachio ice cream in the neighborhood. But don’t panic just yet. If the ice cream fusion blowout is too much for your taste buds to handle, you can always wash it down one of Germany’s favorite sodas: the curry wurst coke. In the meantime, I’ll continue my quest for coconut yogurt – my favorite -, yet devoid of bananas, pineapple, artichokes or Kartoffelsalat.

Expat Gone Foreign, tXc, German food, gastronomy, ice cream