Spoonfuls of Germany


A reviving 1970s drink


For my mother, it was a quick and easy dinner to make on a Sunday night. For me as a child in the 1970s in Germany, Toast Hawaii was the culinary highlight of the week: buttered toast with a slice of boiled ham and a slice of canned pineapple, topped with a processed cheese “single” and put under the broiler until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly. This type of food was quite unusual in my family, as otherwise I grew up mainly on wholesome dark bread, real cheese, and almost no processed foods. Continue reading