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Cooking American in Germany: Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy

Step one: Get a craving for biscuits and gravy because of course you do.

Step two: Too bad! It’s Sunday, no grocery store in the country is open.

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The onion conspiracy

What the heck is up with the onions in Germany????

Everyone’s heard that onions make you cry. Not everyone likes them, they’re one of those controversial flavors that generally you either love or hate. I prefer them cooked for the most part; I’ll usually only eat them raw with Mexican food. Germans have them with everything, at least in Bayern Franken. It’s one of the main food groups, along with potatoes, pork, and pretzels. (Bread in general, but who could resist that alliteration?).

Oh, and beer. Which I forget sometimes, because my roommate doesn’t drink it. We do have it in the fridge at work though, so… Take that as you will.

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How to make the perfect hard boiled eggs

Step 1: Put two eggs in a pot, fill with cold water so that both eggs are covered. Add salt, because someone on the internet told you to.

Step 2: Place pot on burner, turn burner on, bring to a boil.

Step 3: Remove from burner immediately, let sit for five minutes in an attempt to have a soft-boiled egg.

Step 4: Take eggs out, cool in cold water, crack open, get egg everywhere, they’re not done, throw it all away. Try again.

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