What is the German word for a beer enjoyed at the top of a summit that you have just climbed?
posted by toxic
on Apr 28, 2007 -
Contacting the ex is completely out of the question, but holy mother of croutons her salad dressing was fantastic. She is of Russian-German descent and grew up in the greater Chicago area. Her German grandmother gave her the recipe, supposedly. I have researched German salad dressing to no avail. While telling the truth was not her strength, I cannot find the recipe anywhere, which lends credence to the family recipe story. I have tried and failed to re-create it on my own, many times.
The ingredients that I know are in the salad dressing are: aromat (which knowing now that it is MSG, means I will probably leave it out, but might hint at when the recipe was originally created) green onions, tarragon vinegar, one raw egg, fresh cracked black pepper, salt, sugar. I would guess there is garlic in it too, but I am not certain.
After reading this post
, I'm pretty sure it's not this
. I don't remember dill being a strong flavor in the dressing. I've experimented with adding various spices and using olive oil/vegetable oil and cannot get it right. It looks a bit like Caesar salad dressing, but darker in color and less viscous. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Thanks in advance.
posted by luminous phenomena
on Mar 9, 2007 -
Hilfe! Any resources out there to teach someone how to think German? Not think in
German, but to think like
a German. I've been trying to teach my other half German (at his request), but it hasn't been easy... [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx
on Mar 9, 2007 -
I'm looking for a German word or phrase that: 1) means understood, agreed, got it, capisce, message received, or something along those lines; and 2) can be somewhat easily mangled into sounding like "gooshday". [more inside]
posted by stefanie
on Feb 28, 2007 -
I am helping my German girlfriend write her resume for a position in America (WI). What is the American equivalent for the "Erstes Staatsexamen für Lehramt"? Is this a Masters or a Bachelors in Education? Does the state one is applying to make a difference?
posted by Slenny
on Jan 24, 2007 -
Could someone please explain the meaning and (philosophical) significance of the German term Voraussetzungslosigkeit
? No more inside, I'm afraid.
posted by Urban Hermit
on Oct 25, 2006 -
Ideas for respectfully avoiding cigarette smoke when visiting a strong smoking culture (especially in Wien/Vienna, but advice for other cities is very welcome too). [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain
on Oct 14, 2006 -
I'm going insane trying to remember the name of a German comedian I saw on television a few months ago. [more inside]
posted by Savvas
on Aug 29, 2006 -
Why do many German speakers pronounce the v sound in English as a w? [more inside]
posted by ob
on Aug 8, 2006 -
Korrekt? Ich bin ein Vegan. Ich bin Veganisch.
posted by beerbajay
on Jul 17, 2006 -
Artfilter: What's the name of the installation I saw a video of at the Hirshhorn in Wash DC? [more inside]
posted by gregoryc
on Jul 8, 2006 -
Looking for lyrics of the Siouxsie and the Banshees' song 'Metal Postcard'... the German version. [more inside]
posted by prolific
on Jun 27, 2006 -
It's the name of a song on Tom Waits' album Alice, in which he repeats the word over and over. I assume it's German, but I can't find any translations. If it's not an actual word, does it at least sound like something in German?
posted by monsterhero
on Jun 22, 2006 -
I am working on translating some of Paul Celan's
poems into English. Are there any major differences between my traditional American understanding of poetic analysis and that of German-speaking countries? [more inside]
posted by vkxmai
on Jun 20, 2006 -
I want to learn German. By which I mean I want to do anything that will lead, in the long term, to fluency (by which I mean well enough to live a full life in a German speaking country some day). I have absolutely no experience. I am not a "busy professional" who wants to "learn the basics of communication". I'll be taking Introductory German in college next year (I don't know what textbook they'll be using, or I'd buy that). I have a summer free of distraction (except for a 40 hour workweek) and approximately $50 at the moment (though lets say $100 for the purposes of conversation).
What should I do?
posted by phrontist
on Jun 13, 2006 -
GermanFoodFilter: Do you have the recipe for a creamy dill dressing that my host mother used to serve with cucumbers or bibb lettuce? What about the sauce she served with white asparagus? Others? [more inside]
posted by echo0720
on Jun 2, 2006 -
DictionaryFilter: Looking for a good Italian-Italian style/usage dictionary, ideally just like the Duden #3 Stilwoerterbuch for German (Italian examples, simple words, covers questions of usage more than definitions) [more inside]
posted by sdis
on May 1, 2006 -
I'm looking for a jokey piece on the Internet which is a treatise on how to reform English which gradually changes into German as you read. [more inside]
posted by dydecker
on Apr 27, 2006 -
Teaching English in Germany, or other jobs for English speakers for a non-German speaker: possible? how? [more inside]
posted by ori
on Apr 17, 2006 -
How do I make a multi-lingual best man's speech at a German wedding? [more inside]
posted by ajp
on Apr 3, 2006 -
I am to be the best man at a wedding of a German and Italian (the bride). I have been asked by the couple to speak in English on the day. Most people attending should be able to understand some English but unfortunately there will still be a number who will not understand.
Any clever ideas on how to bridge the language barrier?
German humour and Italian humour - what are they? Are they compatible? How could I work them together?
As I am British, I don't know the different customs and practices at Italian weddings and German weddings. What are the things I should really make a point of doing and not doing? Are there some finer touches that would really go down well? [more inside]
posted by BritishBestMan
on Mar 7, 2006 -
A long time ago, I was given to understand that there was a German word to denote "the sheer cussedness of things"... [more inside]
posted by Chrischris
on Mar 1, 2006 -
GermanLanguageFilter/TheologyFilter. What is the correct pronunciation of the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr's name? Definitive opinions sought. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Feb 26, 2006 -
I'm trying to find a link that was (I think) posted on MeFi 2 or 3 years back, but my searches have been fruitless. It was a flash 'game' that taught handy German taunts for lan parties. [more inside]
posted by starscream
on Feb 22, 2006 -
I'm currently in a long distance relationship with a beautiful German woman (hooray). However, with Valentines day coming up is there anything I need to know? [more inside]
posted by prentiz
on Feb 10, 2006 -
GermanActressFilter: Looking for the name of a german actress. I only have some vague info :-/ [more inside]
posted by slater
on Dec 25, 2005 -
Name that book: It's a German language novel in which several heavyweights of science address nuclear proliferation. [more inside]
posted by FissionChips
on Dec 1, 2005 -
How difficult would it be for a married couple (1 german, 1 english) currently living in london - to move to live and work in US - for example to san francisco [more inside]
posted by Svea
on Nov 25, 2005 -
I need some help finding online images of newspapers written in German from the 1800 or early 1900s. [more inside]
posted by rokabiri
on Oct 25, 2005 -
I've decided that I would like to learn German from my best friend, who is Austrian. We have no idea how to go about doing this. We're thinking that I need to learn basic grammar and syntax first, but I'm not terribly concerned with reading or writing German. I'd like to get some textbook and curriculum recommendations and hear from anyone who has taught their native language to a friend.
posted by lunalaguna
on Oct 20, 2005 -
How do you force a German company to pay a bill? I.e., what is the German equivalent of a civil suit and how hard is it to bring one? (Details inside, if you want the full scoop.) [more inside]
posted by harrietwrath
on Jun 30, 2005 -
A friend was telling me that the test to get a driver's license in Germany was incredibly difficult, much more so than in the U.S. Has anyone taken it, or heard similar tales?
posted by dearleader
on Jun 14, 2005 -
What sort of daily time commitment is required to make strong progress in picking up a language? Granted, this varies greatly from person to person, but I want to hear about your experiences. I can only muster 45 minutes of German grammar a day. Will this get me somewhere, or am I chasing after wind?
posted by ori
on May 17, 2005 -
German scholars, historians, copyeditors, and anyone else: Can someone explain to me why an author whose book I'm editing has cited Hitler's Mein Kampf as "Mien Kemp"? Google doesn't elicit much in English, and I'm unilingual, alas. As far as I know, American English is my author's native language. Is he just a lousy speller? (Looks like it could be Dutch, but that's just a guess.)
posted by scratch
on Apr 4, 2005 -