Meals and meals preparation must be one of the vital impressed and galvanizing issues on the planet. So, it is no marvel that it is also made its mark in language. As laborious and dry because the German language might sound at instances, it is also profoundly poetic, as literary greats reminiscent of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Rainer Maria Rilkeand Else Lasker-Schüler, to call only a few, have proven.
Even leafing by means of a cookbook can present you simply how flowery language about meals and delicacies will be. The German language has a plethora of expressions involving the culinary. One private favourite: “Liebe geht durch den Magen,” which accurately means “love goes through the stomach.” It implies that meals and love go hand-in-hand, you could win somebody over or categorical your love by means of a meal you put together for somebody. It means sharing and intensifying love and life by cooking and consuming collectively. And, in the perfect of instances, each consuming and loving translate into joyful emotions.
Possibly that is why, on the flipside, in English, we are saying “love sick” — that sad or unrequited love makes us sick to our stomachs. However let’s hope issues do not lead down that path!
Click on by means of the gallery to study a few of the extra widespread German culinary expressions, and observe them whereas sharing a meal along with your family members!
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