What a fun day! Our friend took us to the Reading Terminal Market and I have to say, I haven't been in such a vibrant and authentic food place to a long time. No trendy food business, but a truely Philadelphia tradition that's been around since 1893. And the German immigrants left their mark on culinary traditions. As I'm researching for a concept dinner, this was a great insight.
Names of businesses in original writing, and of course pickles (eingelegte Gurken) and Sauerkraut everywhere.
The interesting thing is that the idea of Sausage really took a whole other level in the US. to the left you see all kinds of 'Bratwurst' with lots of different ingredients and flavors. To the right, it's more like the traditional German sausage making.
The doughnut bakery attracted many visitors. Delicious. The German style is filled only with marmalade and sprinkled with sugar, called a 'Berliner', except in Berlin, there it's called a 'Pfannkuchen' (which means pancake)
And after visiting the fabulous Reading Market, we went into the first public library ever built in the US, followed by a visit at the Barnes Foundation. The day finished with 2 great whiskies aht the Village Whiskey pub. Go Philly!