Last night I went to dinner with my German tutor and her parents who are visiting America right now and don't speak English. They know that I make bread so they brought me some bread from Germany. Never having been to Germany and never having bread that was made anwhere outside of the Americas, I am pretty darn stoked. Yeah, I took a picture of it and I thought I'd post it for those of you who, like myself, don't have the pleasure of trying bread in their countries of origin. I believe this is Vollkornbrot and I think it was made by my tutor's mother, but I could be wrong, it could be from a bakery...there was quite a confusing language barrier to cross last night. Her mother is a baker and she mills her own grain, which I thought was neat. We tried to talk about bread and baking, but it was a little difficult. The bread, though, is delicious. And I'm happy that now I have something to actually compare my ryes to rather than what I have access to in books. I made them bread as well; I made them Vollkornbrot and 80% Rye Sourdough both from Hamelman's Bread. I gave the loaves to them almost a week ago and after a nervous few days, they told me last night that it was "wunderbar". Neat, yeah? Well, enjoy the picture...as I'm enjoying a slice of it right now.