What's in My Fridge? Berlin Edition
"What's in Your Fridge?"
Looking at Mensel's Germany photo, I was curious what a typical German family actually eats. My expat dietary habits are a strange American/German hybrid and the few chances I've had to eat with German families have been fascinating. One family I stayed with had separate cheese and meat boxes that were filled with local goods from the farmer's market. Foodie swoon.
The German family above seems to have plenty of liquids (sparkling water, juice and even some beer and wine), lots of fresh vegetables, a couple frozen pizzas, and - of course - some wurst.
With this data, I wondered how my fridge stacked up. Returning from my last shopping trip I emptied out my bags and took a look at what I had. Behold!
A typical shopping trip for me looks like:
- Can of kidney beans
- Can of corn
- Cat food
- Sour cream
- Vitamin C tablets
- Toastbrötchen (like the American version of English muffins)
- Feta cheese
- Loaf of bread
- Bag of apples
- Mix for Rahmchampignons
- Chicken Breast
- Granola Bars
And all of that found its way into the fridge where it accompanied groceries we already had like eggs, beer, pickles, mozzarella, milk and a variety of sauces like curry ketchup and Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce from America.
Typical fridge pic for me
Anything surprise you? What would you have expected to find?
Clearly I have a (possibly?) unhealthy fascination with food so if you have stories, pictures, or food based comments - I want to hear them!
Interesting! more so because we live in Germany too, we perhaps one would assume we have similar shopping habits. Although, we do not really buy anything packaged at all - except for milk and eggs I guess! We make almost everything fresh at home. Bread, yogurt, pasta, sauces, etc... we grow some herbs and veggies on our balcony or buy them fresh daily! We even make our own beer :)Eva 15 Nov 2013, 13:50
Yeah, where are the cheese and meat boxes with stuff from the deli? ;) A must have for every German fridge.
Love the Hela Curry Ketchup that you have in your fridge. We like to import it from Germany every time we come visit.
Loving the feedback!
Agreed that fresh is the way to go Eva! But we do occasionally still succumb to the packet. Love that you make your own beer.
And yes! Dan. We bring the curry ketchup back to American as presents for our friends & family.Erin Porter 19 Nov 2013, 09:46