I’m all for healthy eating. (Most of the time). But when you’re travelling, what a great opportunity you have to sample the cuisine of other cultures. And anyway, there ought to be a rule that calories outside of your own country just don’t count…

So I can quite happily justify a little eating or drinking that is way beyond my usual home dietary good behaviour when abroad. For example, isn’t it simply essential to start your day in Normandy with a strong coffee accompanied by a glass of calvados?

And in Germany, tell yourself that you’re experiencing local cuisine, remind yourself that vacation calories don’t count and enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen.

This is, loosely speaking, the German equivalent of the English afternoon tea. But my goodness, Germans know a thing or two when it comes to making cakes. Hardly surprising as this is a German tradition that dates back to at least the 17th century.

Like the English afternoon tea, this isn’t a ritual that takes place daily, these days. It’s a special treat, often for Sundays. The regular shops tend to close on Sundays but the coffee shops are open to enable the population to indulge in this special afternoon treat.




JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.

Trending Now : Sciacca, Sicily