Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gemütlichkeit und die Konditorei

A friend sent me this video (00:00-4:15), which is really excellent. Unfortunately for those of you who don't speak German, it's auf Deutsch.  It's about Germany's wonderful Konditoreien, traditional pastry/torte shops, narrated by a French woman who has been living in Germany 24 years. (The video is from ARTE, the French/German channel.) She talks about how gemütlich [cozy] they are, the different kinds of Torten, and how so many different types of people enjoy them...and how they are unfortunately getting harder and harder to find, because they are being replaced by "American chains" (ie Starbucks).

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