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what does "gebackner Schinken"mean? And dinner—shall I evermore hope to eat as I have eaten? Now I go to a restaurant and over my lonely roast beef come visions of gebackner Schinken steaming in its Burgundy sauce, of Spalzle, ah! of Spatzle and Spargel! No, I shall never again become reconciled to my American diet. And the wines, so carefully slipped ashore from the German boats, and the pledges we made as the glasses brimmed for the fourth and fifth and sixth times.
Mar 8, 2014 3:06 PM
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gebackner Schinken is German for baked ham, I'm guessing the author is writing from a German cultural perspective or is German themselves. People without strong German heritage wouldn't refer to it that way in English.
March 8, 2014
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