Throughout December we will be publishing two German Words Explained podcasts each week. The extra podcasts will appear on the 7th, 14th, 21st, 24th and 31st.
Lebkuchen is a type of cake associated with Christmas. It is baked using honey and a number of spices and is known throughout Germany by a variety of names such as Pfefferkuchen and Magenbrot.
There are filled and unfilled versions, some covered in chocolate. It tastes similar to gingerbread.
To hear a simple explanation and a short discussion in German, listen to the podcast:
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