I don't worry much about the food when I travel abroad but I want to make sure I've done some research so I know what to expect. I had some friends tell me one time that when they travel, they sometimes have struggles to find things to do in-between eating. So glad that someone else thinks the way I do!
We will rely a lot on what the locals tell us too. And, with German restaurants becoming even more popular than some of the restaurants in France, I think we'll be on to something good! Finding Very Fat Pork Knuckles served with sauerkraut will probably not be found on very many menu's in Germany today however, I won't be surprised to find these on a menu somewhere:
Sauerbraten mit Rotkohl
Beef, pickled in buttermilk and then roasted in a tangy gravy sometimes with added raisins. It is mostly served with sweetsour Rotkohl (red cabbage).
Pork roast in a rich gravy. Served with boiled potatoes, Knödeln (dumplings) or Spätzle in Swabia.
Potato cubes soup with onions and bacon. Cooked in a beef broth. Served with pieces of Bockwurst (thick vienna-like sausage).
It may be a little harder for me to find some vegetarian options in Germany but as always, I never seem to have a problem finding really good food or a beer that I love! And, like many other countries, restaurants in Germany are following the desires of their many patrons that travel the world. Lucky for me France isn't that far away, so bring me the baked Brie's, the fresh fruits and all the bread along with German desserts of Beesting Cake, the Mozartkugel and Apple Strudel! And yes... I will post pics!