Snack food

A snack is a snack. Hailing from the English term snack has the same meaning.


The term is in Old High German occupied as imbiz or inbiz since the 9th century Verbalabstraktum a verb inbīzan (meaning unclear wtl. " Entbeißen "). In Mhd. there is a lengthening of the stem vowel ( imbīz, inbīz ) and Mndd. created the variant immet. In the Alemannic still exists today, the variant Zimmes ( from ze imbiz ). Also the ndl. ontbijt ( wtl. " Entbiss " ) follows the same training scheme. An unoccupied Lombard word with the assumed meaning " bite, bite; Flatbread "which ahd bizzo or pizzo " bite, bite corresponds to " is believed by some etymologists as a base for Italian pizza.


The term passed into common parlance. Thus, the second breakfast is called " snack " in some parts of the German-speaking world.

Almost synonymous with " snack " and the English word snack is needed today.

Regional kinds of snack are included in the upscale restaurants, including French canapés, snacks Austrian, Turkish-Greek meze and Spanish tapas.


In German, is called a " snack " often a stall or small shop ( snack bar ) designated to be sold to the simple, quickly prepared food that can be eaten standing or walking.

Already in the late Middle Ages such simple finished dishes were offered at markets. For these market stalls, today's food vendors developed. The simple food offer corresponds to the finger food.

Another, usually a larger form of the snack bar is the fast food restaurant, in particular, fast food is offered.