New mealtime traditions

A loaf of Black BreadIn the Germany of the 19th century, as is still the tradition in Germany today, people ate bread for breakfast (either sweet bread with butter and jam or dark bread with cold-cuts and cheese) and for supper (hearty breads with cold-cuts and cheese). A hot meal was cooked for lunch. Over time German immigrants in America changed their meals to eating a hot meal for dinner and often replacing bread for breakfast with cereal.

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