Ingredients available in IO, Germany, especially this time of year: OK sausage bad sausage OK onions bad onions bad fish fish you wouldn't...well, you know. There may be some great gemstones here, but you still can't get a good steak/lemon/orange/tomato. Â I will give credit for consistently fresh basil and flat-leaf parsley, which is hard to find back home. Tom
when does the white asparagus start? isn't it just about now? I liked the breads/baked goods, cured meats, cheeses that were available in germany. the game meats available in stores, of course the beer, there were, in Dusseldorf at the time, some great ethnic stores (although actually that was just japanese and what they liked to eat). the funny thing is, though, that you get used to something in just a certain way. Hummus is about the simplest food in the world, it includes chickpeas, olive oil and seasonings. but getting it "right" is very difficult. we used to eat hummus from one specific place, and we looked for a while to find good hummus after moving to the states. not that their aren't hundreds of perfectly good humuses out there, just we wanted to find one jsut like we like it.