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Oktoberfest-Munich, Germany 
Sep. 30, 2013 6:25 pm 
Updated: Oct. 5, 2013 6:53 am

Have you ever been to an Oktoberfest celebration? They're a lot of fun, even if you don't like beer. 

The music, the people and the food are fabulous. After going to a few different Oktoberfest celebrations in America, I decided I'd like to experience the traditional Oktoberfest in Munich. I'm so glad I did. Just once. And if you have the time, I encourage you to do the same. 

I invited my British friend, Emma, to join me. Emma (who I met at a grocery store) is a warm and wonderful person. She's the kind of woman who adopts not one, but TWO stray cats. She's a great friend. We stayed at a nice hotel and bought Dirndls... those cute little dresses that show off a curvy girl's figure. 

We danced on the tables and talked with the nicest people from all over the world. The food was definitely a highlight. Here's a look at some of the traditional German food from the Oktoberfest in Munich in 2010. Prost! (A traditional German toast.) 

Enma and the Bratwurst
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Aumiiller Pretzels
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The Cookies!
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New Friend-from Italy
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Roast Chicken
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Meat and Cheese tray
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Another meat and cheese tray
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Beer Girl
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Sep. 30, 2013 7:38 pm
Looks live a grand time. I have only been to Germany at Christmas time. Love Germany and the fab food! PS like your new friend up there too LOL! BTW You work for the airlines....why don't you hop a flight to Maui to meet up with some of us mid October?????
Sep. 30, 2013 7:42 pm
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Sep. 30, 2013 8:07 pm
Octoberfest Celebration's are so much fun! We have a huge one in Mt. Angel, Oregon. It lasts for an entire week! I can only imagine how much fun you had in Germany where the celebration originated. Thank you for sharing.
Oct. 1, 2013 2:37 pm
lucky u.....i grew up going to these fest....what a grand time u must hv had....christina
Oct. 1, 2013 6:30 pm
I miss Oktoberfest. Heck, I just miss Munich. Thanks for sharing. It brought back great memories.
Oct. 1, 2013 7:32 pm
Aloha Mauigirl! If I had more time off, I'd be there wiki wiki! Thank you for the invitation! I love the Hawaiian Islands and the hospitality. Will let you know before I go. I'll be back someday. Hi Candice! I lived in Oregon during my teenage years. I love the Pacific Northwest. I'm sure the Mount Angel festival is just as fun. Christina, are you German? I saw many families there. It was a lot of fun! And Doc, glad you enjoyed the pictures. Munich is a lovely city... especially in Autumn. The food is really good over there, isn't it?
Oct. 2, 2013 4:33 pm
we went to Muncich for Oktoberfest in 2006 it was awesome!
Oct. 5, 2013 6:53 am
They have avocados in Germany? Who'da thunk it?? It looks like you had such a good time! Thanks for sharing.
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"Travel and cooking are my passions. I considered attending the Cordon Bleu, but decided I'd rather be a professional traveler who cooks for a hobby, than a professional chef who has little time to travel. I believe food. language and music are the best ways to explore culture." I'm working now as a flight attendant for a global airline. I learn as much as I can from our on-board chefs, as they have worked in the best kitchens on the planet! I'm proud to be an allrecipes Allstar this year! (2012-2013) What an honor to be part of this community! I'm looking forward to cooking with you this coming year!
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I make a great grilled cheese sandwich, but I've also mastered more difficult dishes. My cooking goal is to master artistic, delicious restaurant-style dishes.
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My Grandmother and I were very close. She basically raised me, and thankfully passed along her cooking skills. We enjoyed watching Rachael Ray together. One of my favorite TV chefs in Michael Smith, from Canada. He's creative and very cool.
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I've attended a cooking workshop led by a handsome and charming French man who was voted the Chef of The Year. I've also won blue and red ribbons for my baking. The newspaper featured one of my recipes after winning a blue ribbon. I was 15 years old then. The food editor wrote that I "squealed with typical teenage glee" when I found out I won. She was right. And I still squeal to this day when I'm really happy about something. I also won second prize in the Barrington Chili Cook-off about ten years ago. I'm very proud of that!
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Trying and failing is an important part of the creative process. The first pancake almost never turns out right. I've overcooked many good pieces of beef, until I bought a good meat thermometer. My first batch of cinnamon rolls turned out like little hockey pucks because I did not activate the yeast properly. I've come a long way since then.
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