arte, 5.55 a.m.
The journey through time leads from historical conflicts and occupation during the Cold War to the founding of the Franco-German Brigade, from the typical eating and drinking culture of the country around bread, beer and wine to common challenges in environmental issues. The food culture of a country is not only the Spiegel of its society: it also shapes the landscape, gives it its colours and structures over seasons and centuries. What are the historical causes of different diets in Germany and France? As they fly over the two countries, the filmmakers explore whether there is a specifically German and a specifically French landscape. Is Germany really the land of rye and beer and France the land of wheat and wine?