Monday, October 1, 2007


Germany is known for its many festivals celebrating everything from holidays (Christmas market, carnival) to alcohol (Oktoberfest, wine festivals in the Rheingau). We went to Hausen (where Daniel's mother lives) yesterday to its famous potato festival. Stands were set up selling potatoes in all their incarnations and you could buy an orange sack and harvest your own potatoes from the fields. We didn't get any, because as much as I like potatoes, I don't like to keep them around due to my irrational fear of potato eyes.

On our way back to Frankfurt, we stopped by the side of the road and bought some Federweisser (fermenting grape juice) and Zwiebelkuchen (onion cake) - one of the best parts of autumn in my opinion. We also enjoyed driving through the forests with all the leaves on the trees changing colors - very pretty!


Steve said...

Awwww, I miss Federweiss!!! I wonder if it exists anywhere here???

Linda said...

The festivals sound fun! I wonder where you get your fear of potato eyes?

Lenore Appelhans said...

strange, isn't it? i had a recurring dream as a child where potato eyes would rapidly grow out of potatoes, tie me up and strangle me. not pleasant :)