Food Names That Don’t Go Down Well

By Nadia Hassani on Email

Today if you are in Hanover and want to order Zigeunerschnitzel (Gypsy Schnitzel), the classic breaded schnitzel topped with a spicy sauce of peppers, onions, tomatoes and mushrooms, you’ll have to learn a new word, and ask for Balkanschnitzel instead. Why? Last fall, the city of Hannover banned the name …

Nadia Hassani
Nadia Hassani is a writer, editor and translator with a passion for cooking. She blogs about German food and the stories behind it at Spoonfuls of Germany, which is also the title of her cookbook about the regional cuisines of her native Germany.