Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Posted by Meeta K. Wolff

ARRGGHH! The lunchbox is empty! Yes, that's right ... isn't that a nightmare?

Actually Soeren got a very high temperature yesterday evening. No idea what it was or where it came from. We decided to keep him home today just in case. But he is doing fine so no worries. He's been enjoying the lovely warm sunshine in the garden while I worked out on the terrace. It was nice having him around and listening to him sing and talk about things.

We whipped us some great lunch:

Creamy and smooth mashed potatoes with chives, green beans with a touch of olive oil and provence herbs and a lovely fish filet coated in bread crumbs and grated cheese.

Hope that makes up for the empty lunchbox ;-)


just wanted to know do you have mashed potatoes,fish and beans for lunch without the bread or rice as you must be knowing in india all meals are accompanied by rice or roti , so to satisfy my curiosity i wanted to know if in germany meat and vegs are eaten for lunch or dinner without rice or bread

Mahek said...
July 6, 2006 at 8:45:00 AM GMT+2  

Hi Mahek,

Thanks for your question and I find it a great one too. In Germany and in a few European countries, when meals are served with potatoes it substitues the rice and bread. I know in India chappati/naan etc and rice are always served togehter. That is mostly due to the fact that in India (at least from the part where I come from) the meals contains a dry dish and a gravy dish. So, it is not unusual to see a meal with a dal and a dry vegetable dish with rice and bread all for one meal.

The eating culture here is different. Sometimes I think it is very static because you have one meat/fish/chicken and then a vegie and a potato/rice/pasta/bread condiment with it. The meal is sort of divided into groups. Here the vegies, here the carbohydrates and here the proteins. Of course Indian meals also has a portion of everything too but it is not so obviously grouped off and I think a more social way of eating.

Different cultures and different eating habits.

Meeta K. Wolff said...
July 6, 2006 at 9:52:00 AM GMT+2  

thanks meeta
for taking time to write to me
That was good information from you.
I am always on a look out for new food cultures and to know how people in other countries eat.
thanks bye

Mahek said...
July 7, 2006 at 6:34:00 PM GMT+2  

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