Last Thursday, our EOTO group met at TAMK catering studio because there was a Bavarian Party.
Two members of our group, Tomi and Ivan, live in Bavaria, Germany, so it was a good opportunity to learn more about the culture of that region.
When I arrived, there were only German speakers in the room. They were from 3 different countries: Austria, Germany and Switzerland (one of them, Kasimir, another member of the group).
The room was decorated with ornaments with the flag of Bavaria. In the walls, there were posters of the food and drinkings menu.
While we waited for the food and the drinks, I talked with Kasimir about the typical costume of the place where he lives in Switzerland, and he showed me pictures of both man and woman costumes. In most of the pictures people had cows behind them. Kasimir explained me it was because people dress with them in the villages when the summer begins and the cows are lowered from the mountains to the villages and a party is celebrated.
He also told me about Heidi, a children’s anime and book of a child called Heidi, that lives in the Swiss Alps near the border with Austria. It was written by the Swiss writer Johanna Spyri. I told him that I knew her, because she is also famous in Spain, and I’ve read the book when I was a child.
After that, the food arrived. The main plate was an Austrian typical dish, called “Schnitzel with potato salad” (a very thin, breaded and pan fried cutlet made from veal, accompained with a potato salad). In Spain, we call that filet “escalope”.
We had beers to drink, and roasted almonds as an appetizer.
FOOD MENU (German- Spanish- English)
- Schnitzel mit Kartoffelsalat – Escalope con ensalada de patatas – Schnitzel with potato salad
- Wurstsalat mit Brezel- Ensalada de salchichas con pretzel – Sausage salad with pretzel
- Butterbrezel- Pretzel con mantequilla – Buttered pretzel
- Geröstete Mandeln- Almendras tostadas -Roasted almonds
DRINKINGS MENU (German- Spanish- English)
- Apfelsaft “Shorle” – Zumo de manzana “Schorle” – Apple juice “Schorle”
- Spezi, Cola, Orangensoda – Spezi, Cola, soda de naranja – Spezi, coke, orange soda
- Radlebier – Cerveza Radler – Radle beer.
It was a funny and interesting meeting!