There's still a thriving bakery industry here with a brilliant selection of Brötchen (rolls) and bread and some bakeries still do home deliveries, rather like the milkman in the UK. Bread is priced by the kilo and it's perfectly acceptable to ask for a loaf to be cut in half if you don't want the whole lot. The first time I asked for 'die Hälfte' I was pretty convinced that I'd get chucked out of the shop and told to behave myself but I was given my half loaf with no raised eyebrows. But, today I saw this taken a step further; the lady in front of me in the bakery asked for 3 slices from a particular loaf. The shop assistant was perfectly polite and asked her how thick she would like the slices, cut the bread with the machine, weighed it, wrapped it and walked her customer to the door and passed her the bread. How fab.
Posted by: tabliope | August 25, 2008
Our Daily Bread
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