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The Lernen to Talk Show: Episode 29 – Cooking!

March 13, 2012

On February 13th my roommate Annalaura was kind enough to chat with me while we cooked dinner on Gerolsteinerstraße. Tune in for a rare glimpse inside my (then) new Wohngemeinschaft, or “WG”, as we say in the biz. I know I’m not supposed to pick favorites… but this might be my favorite episode yet. I think having an actual activity behind the conversation really adds to the entertainment value! And I think the distraction actually makes me speak better German! Plus, it makes for opportunities to learn new vocabulary on the spot! What do you think? Should I change format of The Lernen to Talk Show into a cooking show? 

Thanks to Heliana for filming!

0:25 – Notice the hot water bottle she’s standing on… it was freezing!

0:55 – That’s this Sunday!

1:07 – The third being behind the camera.

1:23 – Kochen means “to cook”, and Kuchen means “cake”. I doubt this will ever be easy for me to differentiate.

1:30 – Ah yes, that most traditional of German dishes, pasta and eggs!

1:34 – Everything’s better with beans!

1:51 – I went to REWE again tonight! It’s actually called REWE City, not City REWE.

2:06 – My skill set in the kitchen doesn’t get much more advanced than showing…

2:15 – ..But I still manage to hurt myself.

2:28 – Du schneist Tomaten. “You snow tomatoes.” I want to see what that would look like.

3:09 – I guess I’m pretty good at pouring too, if I may say so myself.

4:10 – Here’s some good evidence of how quickly I can forget words. In almost exactly one minute, I totally forgot the word “schütten”!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Emmy permalink
    March 14, 2012 01:04

    Yesss!! I love Kochen to Talk! Lernen Kochen? And I daresay Annalaura rivals Kansas Kate for my favorite guest.

  2. March 14, 2012 21:05

    Annalaura ist das Salz im Nudelwasser!Sie ist so herzlich.
    Meine Idee an dich Mickey war ja,über Alltagssituationen zu berichten die du hier in Deutschland erlebst.Was kann ich in welcher Situation sagen?Welche Worte sind dabei wichtig oder erleichtern mein Vorhaben?Einkaufen im Supermarkt,was sagt die Verkäuferin an der Kasse?Telefonieren mit der deutschen Auskunft,das Gespräch aufzeichnen…Kochen aus einem deutschen Kochbuch(Maßangabe wie Gewicht,Liter,Teller,Tasse,Töpfe,Messer,Gabel ,Löffel etc….
    Ich bin der Meinung,ihr 2 habt das toll und lebendig gemacht.Danke!!!

  3. May 7, 2012 17:37

    We need to see the finished product!

  4. Werner permalink
    June 21, 2013 15:45

    “Alles, was flüssig ist: schütten” Nein, nein. Alles was flüssig ist: gießen.

  5. Dennis Wolf permalink
    June 22, 2013 15:22

    You probably know it already, but actually with liquids the verb “schütten” is certainly understood, but not quite right, The verb “gießen” is to be preferred.

    • June 23, 2013 22:08

      Haha, I get that a lot. Would you agree with her correction though? That “alles was von oben kommt, shüttet man”?


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