BREAKFAST: Differences in Germany & USA

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Let’s have some breakfast! Hey everyone! I’m Dana and you’re watching Wanted Adventure Living Abroad. During the week breakfast is pretty much something
that I eat because I have to, but on the weekend it is a meal of the day that I truly enjoy in both
Germany and the U.S., but the weekend breakfasts in these two countries are quite different. In both countries, nowadays weekday breakfasts
are often pretty quick events. Maybe some muesli or a roll and cheese in
Germany or something picked up from a bakery on the go. In the U.S. maybe some cereal, a bagel, or
a breakfast burrito, for example, picked up to eat on the go. But on the weekend in Germany a typical breakfast
might look something like this: So here on the table for our “typical” German
breakfast, we have some rolls and slices of bread. And then you’ve got to have some stuff to
put on those rolls and bread. We’ve got, ah, cream cheese. I almost said the German “fresh cheese” — Frischkäse. Cream cheese. Two different kinds of cheese. Butter. Some strawberry jam. And some jam that our friend made us, actually. And we’ve also got Nutella back there. –
Milk. – Milk because Stefan said that you’ve got to
have milk sitting on the table at a German breakfast. And, oh! We have hard-boiled eggs. – Hard-boiled eggs. – Yeah. And we’re drinking orange juice. – Orange juice. – Cheers. – And mine has ice in it because I’m still an American even at a German breakfast. – Yeah. And I’m drinking green tea out of my lovely
mug. – And…- Do you remember? – Yeah. The video is probably somewhere here or
in the description. I got him the mug last year for Christmas. So let’s dig in, right? Whereas in the U.S. a typical weekend breakfast
might look a little something like this: So what do we have here? – Yeah. So here…can you see me? We’ve got pancakes with maple syrup, and bacon,
and a fried egg. Besides having different foods, a big difference
between breakfast in the U.S. and breakfast in Germany is that, as I showed, in Germany
there’s often a lot of different options on the table, and each person can sort of
put together their own meal on their plate. The German breakfast is kind of like a mini
buffet spread. Whereas in the U.S. there’s often one set
meal that people have agreed upon to have for breakfast. It’s often put together in the kitchen and
then brought to the table to eat like that, and everyone has the same set of
things on their plate. Another breakfast difference is that in the
U.S. once you finish what’s on your plate, you might go back for seconds, but then after
that breakfast is pretty much over and it’s time to get on with the day. Whereas in Germany breakfast can last for
a long time. Even after you’ve finished doing most of
your breakfast eating in Germany, it’s often the case that everyone stays at the table
for a while, chatting and sort of still picking at the food. You might go thirty minutes without eating
anything, and then decide to have another piece of bread and butter. So yeah, breakfast is often not over for a
while in Germany. And then also in both countries, what I showed
is, of course, not the only kind of “typical” breakfast that exists there. As for Germany I know, for example, of the
Weisswurst breakfast here in Bavaria, which is Weisswurst sausages, often served with
wheat beer and pretzels. And in the U.S. there are lots of different
breakfast meals that I know and love. Including: pancakes, like what we had, but
also waffles and French toast. In the South you’ve got biscuits and gravy
and grits, which I also talked about in this video here. So my question for you is: how do you do breakfast
where you live, and what’s your favorite thing to have for breakfast on a weekday and
on the weekend? Please let me know in the comments below. Thanks so much for watching. I really hope that you enjoyed this video. If you enjoy these videos, please don’t forget
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page, you can find a link to that down in the description box below. Until next time, auf Wiedersehen! Brötchen, not Semmeln. Brötchen. – Okay. – I’m from Cologne. Is there an actual difference? Or is it just the, the word? I think there are, how they are made, how
they are cut. – Okay. Yeah, leave us in the comments below: how many different words of rolls there are in German. – Okay. I know Stullen, Brötchen and Semmeln. Isn’t there something like in Berlin Krippe? Krippe? – Probably. Leave us in the comments below. – Yeah. Schrippe! Schrippe! That’s it. Not with a K. Schrippe is in Berlin. I think. So here at the table…at the table? On the table. Prepositions! Hungry. – Hungry! Maybe some muesli or a roll in cheese….a
roll in cheese. But the weekend breakfast in both of these

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