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Kerstin

haha, I love your take on my food culture. If you want to experience some hidden food gems which are perfect hungover cravings, try these:

Obazda: typical bavarian bread spread (Camembert cheese, onions, paprika powder). gum or tooth brush recommend afterwards

Leberkäse mit Spiegelei: Leberkäse was recently titles hot dog meat loaf by one of our producers on a tour. Spiegelei is an egg sunny side up.

Jurie

"Speisequark". Sorry.

Tell this joke some time when people are drunk:

"Ein Frosch geht in ein Milchladen. Die Dame hinter der Theke fragt "Was haetten sie gerne?" Sagt der Frosch: Quark."

which translates to:

"A frog walks into a dairy shop. The woman behind the counter says 'What would it be for you sir?' The frog replies: Ribbit."

Only of course ribbit is not the name of a dairy product. One can, and I have, tell this joke in English, but it's only fun if someone there knows the joke in German...

Ask me about the Swabian phone joke some time.

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the last 10 books I read

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    David Sedaris: When You Are Engulfed in Flames
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  • Charles Palliser: The Quincunx

    Charles Palliser: The Quincunx
    A thoroughly engrossing and very long victorian legal mystery/adventure. Also quite enjoyable! It did not end the way I expected.

  • Cormac McCarthy: The Road

    Cormac McCarthy: The Road
    Easily one of the best books I've ever read. I'll give you a dollar if you can make it through without crying.

  • Anais Nin: Little Birds

    Anais Nin: Little Birds
    Not the one in the picture, but a lovely old red hardbound edition given to me by Heather. It reads like the stories were written over a long period of time, but perhaps the progression of tone was intentional?

  • Haruki Murakami: Norwegian Wood

    Haruki Murakami: Norwegian Wood
    My only excuse for not having read this before is that it was just perfect for me now. Rocketed to my favorites list straightaway.

  • Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell To Arms

    Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell To Arms
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    Jerzy Kosinski: Steps
    A re-read of a book I thought was too creepy and yucky to ever read again. Densely packed with uncomfortable feelings and moments of brilliance.

  • Charlie Brooker: Dawn of the Dumb

    Charlie Brooker: Dawn of the Dumb
    This is a collection of Charlie Brooker's columns in the Guardian from the last couple of years. If you don't read it, you really ought to start. http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/charliebrooker He writes about (british) TV and pop culture in a way that's so f'ing funny it makes me forget that I don't get the references. A bit formulaic when you read them all at a stretch.

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    James Kelman: How Late It Was, How Late: A Novel
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