Germany may not be at the top of the list of the world's most exquisite cuisine, but it still has plenty of sumptuous and savory food and beverages to tickle your palate.
From beer to sausage, Christmas cookies to sauerkraut, Halver Hahn to Riesling, Black Forest cake to spaghetti ice cream, German cuisine is more diverse than you might first imagine. And Germans do appreciate excellent food and the art of dining. Peruse these articles to tempt your taste buds and learn a thing or two: German food really is more than just beer and pretzels.
Once known as the world's drug capital, the Colombian city of Medellín shows encouraging signs of economic revival. New businesses are emerging - like the ice cream factory of German immigrant Hans-Peter Bergman, whose parlors have become a hit with the locals.
Tofu schnitzel, tofu bratwurst, tofu kebab. It all exists in Germany and is easier and easier to come by. Popular as vegetarian options may be, a German court has ruled that veganism is too risky as a school meal option.
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