Schnitzel and strudel: German cuisine at its best

Vaughan, Michael (2012) Schnitzel and strudel: German cuisine at its best. Brisbane, QLD, Australia, The University of Queensland.

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Author Vaughan, Michael
Title Schnitzel and strudel: German cuisine at its best
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication date 2012-07-20
Total pages 7
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Subject 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
370000 Studies in Human Society
420000 Language and Culture
Original Creative Work - Textual work
Abstract/Summary The Poem is a three part series of five line stanzas dealing with the enjoyment of eating two well known German dishes, schnitzel (veal with mushrooms) and strudel (apple pie cooked in special pastry accompanied with cream.) The Poem is a thanksgiving for, and a celebration of, German hospitality as manifested in a Brisbane "Imbiss", situated in Burnett Lane. The Poet, Dr Vaughan, often goes there to enjoy the food, drink and company of the German women and their Staff who operate this particular business. The "Imbiss" specializes in Bavarian cooking and serves German "Weissbier" ("White Beer")- a special German beer made with wheat, not hops - of which Dr Vaughan has become especially fond. The Poem illustrates an important aspect of German Culture in keeping with historical tradition and also with Christian values directly linked with Messianic Teaching.
Keyword Strudel And Schnapps
Flavoursome Food And Drink
Taste And Texture Of Food
Invocation Of A Playful Sprite
Schnapps - A Distillation From Fermented Fruit
40 Proof Liquor -To Be Drunk With Respect
Elegant Glass Flute - Topped With Cream
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Germany has a long history and tradition of brewing beer and distilling schnapps, extending over centuries - hence the refined high quality of such alcoholic drinks. Germany also has a well-established cuisine which satisfies the most voracious appetite and which imbues the diner with a spirit of relaxation, good humour, congeniality and benevolence. As a Christian country, which has produced some of the most brilliant and insightful Theologians from famous Universities such as that at Tuebingen, Germany also adopts practices that are entirely compatible with Biblical teaching. Such practices relate to the welcoming of strangers and of ministering to a stranger's needs. The "Imbiss" in Brisbane, to which this Poem is dedicated, is a small enclave of German culture and cuisine, which is proving to be highly popular with Brisbane residents. The long dark shadow of World War Two has receded as Australia and Germany in 2012 jointly celebrate a full 60 years of peaceful, courteous, mutually understanding, diplomatic relations.

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Created: Fri, 20 Jul 2012, 04:09:41 EST by Dr Michael Vaughan on behalf of School of Political Science & Internat'l Studies