Bratkartoffelverhältnis: The Fried Potato Relationship

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Bratkartoffelverhältnis literally translated means, “fried potato relationship” or one could say an “on-off relationship,” which does not have to be short-lived, just a casual arrangement of mutual convenience.  The idiom, “Er hat ein Bratkartoffelverhätnis mit ihr.” translates into “he only see her because she provides water and food for him.” Even …

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Germany to Grade Restaurant Hygiene

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Consumer ministers from all of Germany’s federal states, except for Bavaria, have agreed to establish a 3 color rating system for all restaurants in the country starting in 2012.  Restaurant patrons should know what potential hygiene dangers are hidden behind the doors to the kitchen. The new 3 color “traffic light” program …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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