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Monday, November 01 2010

Aside from the beer, another thing that comes to mind when talking about Germany is sausage. There are over 1,500 types of wurst in the country. Germans definitely need their meat fix as each person consumes about 67 lbs of meat and sausage products per year on the average.

The main types of wurst are: Wurst-Aufschnitt (cold cuts or processed meat eaten as slices or spread on top of bread), Bratwurst (the main species or the world-renowned kind) and Bockwurst (look like Viennas but are firmer and spicier). Depending on how they are made, the major kinds of sausages are: Brühwurst (scalded sausage), Rohwurst (fresh sausage), and Kochwurst (cooked sausage). Regional specialties such as "Munich Weisswurst", "Thuringian Rotwurst", and "Nürnberger Bratwürstchen" or Black Forest ham are not only known in the towns where they originated but they have also become famous in the whole country and all over the globe as well.

Germans also eat wurst with butter, hard-boiled eggs and bread rolls for breakfast. At lunch, the Germans' biggest meal of the day, sausages are accompanied by potato salad, Sauerkraut, mustard, and horseradish. Supper, Abendessen in their language, is the lightest meal, where bread, cheese and vegetables are often eaten with wurst.

The curried kind or Currywurst in German, even has its own museum in Berlin, the Deutsches Currywurst Museum which was opened in August 2009. Stories about the sausage are also showcased which include ingredients & spices, history & legend, ecology & fast food and cinema & TV.

Pollux Parker is an adventurer who loves discovering secret island getaways in each country he visits. Pollux also likes to collect German flag and buy cheap German flag.

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