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If you consider moving to Germany, make sure you got a chef that works daily and creates masterpieces for free. WARNING! Do not look at this if you are fasting!

(c) BestAndWorstOfGermany. You can use this picture with an active link to Bestandworstofgermany.wordpress.com

(c) BestAndWorstOfGermany. Yogurt with cherry juice, a cherry cake to be. You can use this picture with an active link to Bestandworstofgermany.wordpress.com

How many times will I start yet a sentence in this blog with “I come from the culture where…”?

OK. I come from the culture where going out to eat is an everyday thing. Breakfast on working days is less usual but take away coffee is also very popular. The other times of the day are very usual to eat outside.

At lunchtime to the next cafe from the office. At dinner whenever you like. Eating outside is not expensive and if you have got a job and less than 15 kids it is an easily affordable luxury. Luxury that no one even considers luxury. It is a usual part of daily life. A dot.

Even more than that. Daily making food at home means either too obsessed mother of trying to be a perfect mother in her own limited crazy way who is a punishment to all by being so one activity oriented. Or even worse, that you are so poor that it is below a normal average.

(c) BestAndWorstOfGermany. You can use this picture with an active link to Bestandworstofgermany.wordpress.com

(c) BestAndWorstOfGermany. Thanks to my little kid for this picture. He plays with the camera and sometimes captures such unbelievable shots that it would never come to my head to even try. You can use this picture with an active link to Bestandworstofgermany.wordpress.com

Moving to Germany made it all look more of a luxury. There is a reason why people say you value more after you lose.

In Germany even if average salary is converted to the same currency is higher than in Lithuania, many things a more expensive. And eating outside is more expensive.

Here too almost anyone can afford to go to cafe or restaurant but not on a daily basis. If we used to go to eat out almost every day before, here we do it once a week.

If we used to go to a nice restaurant once a week here once a month.

Except for enjoying it more, it has the other side. Food has to appear somehow on the table. Cause people are strange creatures who must eat whatever the budget.

Buying all ready made from the grocery store is affordable but not healthy. And does not always taste good. And becomes too boring too quickly.

However raw food engredients are as cheap as in Eastern Europe. Some are even cheaper a little.

So an obvious solution from the monetary side of the things is cooking at home. Thank god I could cook when I came to Germany. But I must admit, I was not ready to cook daily and even two to three times a day.

(c) BestAndWorstOfGermany. Homemade Italian pizza. You can use this picture with an active link to Bestandworstofgermany.wordpress.com

(c) BestAndWorstOfGermany. Homemade Italian pizza. You can use this picture with an active link to Bestandworstofgermany.wordpress.com

This has hit me completely unexpected and not ready at all. I have to be brave and say I was completely not ready to move to Germany. I just dove into cold water one day. Hoping to have enough air until the moment I can gasp again.

I have to say I got almost professional in making food during my time in Germany. Reached the heights I never thought possible to. Exceeded my own expectations about me many many times.

And of my mom’s, I hope.

(c) BestAndWorstOfGermany. Hummus. You can use this picture with an active link to Bestandworstofgermany.wordpress.com

(c) BestAndWorstOfGermany. Hummus. You can use this picture with an active link to Bestandworstofgermany.wordpress.com

As you see, I survive. But you, if you are considering this move, please be better prepared, ok? Otherwise why would I be typing this anyway, m?

And, even if the reality of cooking is not as posh all these shiny cooking blogs will try to show you, it is an adventure in itself. And you can create wonders.

(c) BestAndWorstOfGermany. This has taken me almost the whole day to make. Yogurt sauce itself takes an hour just to make it boil on very low heating while stiring constantly. You can use this picture with an active link to Bestandworstofgermany.wordpress.com

(c) BestAndWorstOfGermany. This has taken me almost the whole day to make. Yogurt sauce itself takes an hour just to make it boil on very low heating while stirring constantly. You can use this picture with an active link to Bestandworstofgermany.wordpress.com

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4 comments on “If you consider moving to Germany, make sure you got a chef that works daily and creates masterpieces for free. WARNING! Do not look at this if you are fasting!

  1. Expat Eye
    July 29, 2013

    You put me to shame. I live on beans ;)

    • bestandworstofgermany
      July 29, 2013

      You know why you saw all these pics in my blog? Cause I can’t take a bean to my mouth since the day I started taking something else as my moms milk ;) :D

  2. justetam
    July 30, 2013

    hehe, Norvegijoje per du mėnesius mes tik kartą valgėme ne namie… McDonalds tai buvo… o kitur net nedrąsu užeiti, kad netyčia neliktum alkanas iki kitos algos :D beje, atsitempėm ir šiaip visokio maisto iš Lietuvos, nors gal kai kurie produktai labai panašiai kainuoja, bet iš anksto nusiteikus, kad čia viskas brangu, pasidarai sau meškos paslaugą, nes galima rasti net ir pigesnių variantų ;) o dėl valgymo ne namie, na… teks atidaryti savo restoraną :D tada ir pigiau bus, ir žinosi, ką valgai :)

    • bestandworstofgermany
      July 30, 2013

      Apie Norvegiją patylėsiu. Kai už arbatos puodelį su mažu pyrago gabalėliu, bet tikrai mažu ir paprastu, o arbatą reikėjo pasidaryti patiems, sumokėjau gal 20 eurų, tai kosmosas visiškas!

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