Life in Germany Part 1: Bäckerei

Here begins my series on my life in Germany this summer! I am spending about a month and a half in Frankfurt working at a lab at Goethe University, and I am excited about exploring a whole new city and culture.  I’ve been here about a little over a week now and let me tell you, not knowing any German at all is a problem.  Everyone told me that everyone in Frankfurt speaks English, but that was a lie.  The language barrier has spawned such huge problems as struggling to find the baking powder in the supermarket, being unable to read the settings on the washing machine (and therefore taking 30 minutes to press “start”), and not being able to understand if someone is complimenting me on my skirt or saying something completely unrelated. Continue reading “Life in Germany Part 1: Bäckerei”

Focaccia alle Cipolle

There is no better snack than a thick, oily slice of focaccia, fresh from the oven.

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focaccia from Pisa

I learned that last summer when I lived in Pisa.  Most days after working in the marine biology lab, I would stop by a little panificio on my way home to buy a bit of focaccia for a snack.  I would ask how much a euro would get me, and they would slice a strip off of a large round and hand it to me in a little paper bag. Continue reading “Focaccia alle Cipolle”