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brittbreu
Manchester, UK
Mother, Wife, Blogger
Interests: travel, craft, food, public radio and non-fiction
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'Using Leftovers for Dummies' sounds yummy, no?
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Coming from the word for lumps in the Bavarian dialect (Batzen), Obatzter or Obatzda is a typical dish found in the beergardens (Biergärten) of Germany's south. This delicious cheese spread and dip is the perfect snack or 'light' meal (if you consider anything primarily made of butter and full fat... Continue reading
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A look at the best dressed of the 2nd worst dressed country in Europe. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at thegermanophile
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In light of Greece's economic crisis, the European Union is looking for some strong leadership from countries like Germany and France. Germany has played the role of Europe's strongest economy for some time now. But just how did it claim this title? The answer lies in post-war Germany, where amidst... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at thegermanophile
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Today’s Germanophile post is on the German houses of parliament and the offices of Chancellor and President concludes the Germanophile’s three-part series detailing the German political system. The German Houses of Parliament: the Bundestag and the Bundesrat The federal election, or Bundestagwahl (discussed in Wednesday’s post), decides the number of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2010 at thegermanophile
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Living under Communism doesn't exactly appeal to many of us here in the West. But there is a large number in the German population who still yearn for the good old days of production quotas and waiting ages to get the keys to their very own Trabant. These people are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2010 at thegermanophile
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Part II of the Germanophile's Special Series on German Politics. A look at the German election system and the political parties involved. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at thegermanophile
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One of the most ubiquitous German cultural exports: Haribo Gummi Bears Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at thegermanophile
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The first in a three part series covering the German political system. Today's post delves into the German constitution, or Grundgesetz, and the German Supreme Court, the Bundesverfassungsgericht. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at thegermanophile
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