Berlin ~ Regional Food
➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
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Home of Currywurst and Doner Kebabs!
Berlin, Germany's capital and largest city, is one of the country's smallest states.
Filled with beautiful parks and boulevards such as the Kurfürstendamm, historic buildings, museums, opera houses, zoological gardens, and much more, this city is a tourist's delight.
History has certainly affected the culinary tastes of Germany.
Immigrants and international visitors have influenced the foods, but traditional Berliner recipes abound, among them are Buletten or Frikadellen (beef patties), Schnitzel, Kasseler, soups, and stews.
Fast foods rival the traditional menus.
Berlin is the birthplace of the popular Currywurst which has recently been overtaken by the popularity of the Döner Kebab.
With thousands of snack bars (Imbiss), sidewalk cafes, restaurants, and inns (Kneipen) to choose from, Berlin offers visitors and citizens a multicultural feast.
Berlin's Favorite Foods
- Beef as patties (Buletten) or meatballs (Königsberger Klopse)
- Schnitzel usually served as Schnitzel Holstein with mushrooms, smoked salmon, capers, and fried egg.
- Pickled eggs (Soleier)
- Calves Liver (Kalbsleber)
- Sauerkraut with either pork hocks (Eisbein) or Kasseler
- Potato dishes such as Hoppel Poppel and Potato Soup
- Armer Ritter ("poor knight") a type of French toast.
- The "new" foods: Currywurst and Döner Kebab!
My Favorite Recipe from Berlin
This is the recipe I grew up with. My Mutti made this frequently for lunch and I carry on that tradition! You'll find the recipe for this dish as well as several variations by checking out Hoppel Poppel. A great way to use up leftovers.
More Recipes from Berlin ...
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