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January 19, 2017

Leberkäse:The Food of Bavarian Royalty

Filed under: Food, Germany, Health, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 8:19 am

leberkaese liver cheese, German foodI found an interesting article about this German food that you can read here.

Apparently it tastes almost exactly like spam.

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Despite my curiosity, I wasn’t feeling confident about ordering the mystery meat so  J.P. (my German husband) offered to order it so that I could try a bite.  When it came out, I told my German companions that I thought it resembled SPAM which was met with blank stares.  “You know the meat that comes out of a can that’s really cheap and popular with university students.”  From the scowls on their faces it was clear that my unflattering comparison of Leberkäse to canned meat wasn’t appreciated.

I cautiously tasted a small bite – yep it tasted exactly like warm SPAM. Warning, if you feel the same way, you might want to keep your comments to yourself, or try one of the German dishes that is actually really good.

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  1. As we are in German food, it’s said that Hitler’s favorite dish was Eiernockerl. Some admirers of the Führer eat Eiernockerl every year on April 20 (i.e. on Hitler’s birthday). The habit was reportedly popularized by Holocaust revisionist Wolfgang Frolich.

    Comment by hermie — January 19, 2017 @ 9:40 pm

  2. Leberkäse like many foods can be quite good. Depending on where you get it from. The funniest thing is the name. There is no liver (Leber) in it nor cheese (Käse). I never thought it tasted like spam

    Comment by Dr Kim — January 19, 2017 @ 9:05 pm

  3. Spam was not only very popular in wartime Britain, but it was a source of much needed protein – not only because it was relatively cheap, but fresh meat was severely rationed by the government. Spam – and other canned processed meats could be bought ration-free, which meant that a family did not have to use up their valuable coupons from their ration books to make a purchase.

    Practically all the deliveries of Spam came from Canada or the USA, but of course, when supplies dried up as the merchant shipping across the Atlantic was hit by the U-Boats, then there were no cans of Spam on food store shelves for a couple of weeks or more.

    Food rationing in Britain began on January 8th 1940, and continued for an incredible 14 years until it was finally abolished in 1954. In fact, rationing became more burdensome in the years followin the war than during the conflict itself. In 1948, for instance, such basic items like bread and potatoes started to be rationed.

    What a situation, Eh – you’ve been told by your political masters that you’ve won the war, and now you’ve got to pay for it by having the basic, staple ingredients of your daily diet heavily rationed.

    Comment by Talbot — January 19, 2017 @ 11:32 am

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