This German misconceptions list is provided by Summer Rylander, a guest to the show on Episode 16
- That the German food scene is nothing but sausage, potatoes, and beer. The cuisine is quite nuanced throughout our many regions, and for more insight on German food and wine I highly recommend perusing A Sausage Has Two.
2. I feel like most people probably do realize this, but I feel like it’s still worth pointing out that Dirndls and Lederhosen are mostly worn during festivals and special events; people aren’t just walking around all the time in traditional Bavarian garb.
3. Germans are often praised for their efficiency and innovation, but don’t be surprised if you try to buy something and can’t pay with a card, or when you settle into a cafe to get some work done only to find that there’s no wifi.
Do you agree with this list? Let us know in the comments any other misconceptions you know of! If you’d like to learn more about Summer, you can listen to her interview from Episode 16 or go to her website, eatsomethinggosomewhere.com
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