I can’t even apologize for my blogging absence because frankly life has been too good to be spending time on the computer, and I love me some computer time. Two trips to Munich in combination with the new job and preparing to move next Saturday has kept me the busiest I have been in my entire life – good busy, but still busy. Heck, I’m already behind on all the fall TV shows.
Things are finally calming down, or more like I have allowed them to on this Sunday where I have not stepped foot outside of my room (this is no exaggeration), so I have allowed myself a little time for my first beerfest-season related post.
There is one very important thing you have to do before attending Oktoberfest…
and that thing is eating.
Those maß of beer must have something to help absorb them, so before you consume an entire liter of specially brewed Bavarian Oktoberfest beer, why not prep yourself with a all-Bavarian breakfast?
The true Bavarian men we stayed with decided to start off our day at the Wiesn right and served up a traditional bavarian breakfast. We woke up to the table all set, and I’ve gotta say, it’s pretty presh when boys go to the effort to do something like this. They were determined to show two American girls how real Bavarians eat.
- Brezen – pretzels (in Bavaria)
- Obatzda – a German cheese spread that is a blend of soft white cheeses like camembert, butter, paprika, onions, salt and garlic. This stuff is bomb and is perfect on a pretzel.
- Weißwurst – a German white sausage typically eaten before noon. It is heated in hot water and served straight from the pot. You remove the casing before eating and it is served with Weißwurstsenf, a sweet mustard.
- Weissbier - a German wheat beer that is low in hop flavor and top-fermented. This really means nothing to me, but it is very different from a traditional pils or other light beer as they are less transparent and packed with flavor.