"Everything has an end; only sausages have two." Words of wisdom from Germany. Photo: DPA
Because apparently, even when Germans aren't talking about food... they still like to talk about food.
Germany is famous for a lot of things, not least its mouth-watering array of national foods and drinks.
From world-renowned Oktoberfest beers to the tantalising selection of Christmas goodies gracing the shelves this month, German cuisine certainly hits the spot for many visitors.
But for Germans themselves, talk of food and drink isn't just reserved for the dining table.
Here are some of our favourite German culinary phrases that actually have nothing to do with eating or drinking.
Gallery: Nine tasty German food and drink idioms
By Hannah Butler