Berlin Food


Berlin food preparations are rich with meat and vegetables flavored richly with seasonings. Pork, lamb, boars, chicken and fish are the prime meats used while potatoes and cucumbers are the predominant vegetables used in food. Popular recipes from the cuisine of Berlin include-Berliner Kartoffelsalat  or Potato Salad Berlin Style, Berlin Potato Soup, Berliner Pfannkuchen or Berlin Donuts and Spritzkuchen.


Historical and Cultural Influences on Berlin Cuisine


Berlin food history includes the powerful influences of the kings and authority that ruled over the country. In the 18th century, the king of Prussia-Frederick set a norm for his subjects to consume only potatoes and cucumbers that were introduced to Europe from America as they were economical for common people.


Ingredients and Cooking Methods Used in the Cuisine of Berlin


Berlin food preparations most commonly make use of different types of fish, goose, pork, beans, peas and potatoes. Smoking, roasting, boiling and marinating are the cooking methods adopted by the Cuisine of Berlin.


Traditional Berlin Recipes


  • Currywurst refers to a grilled pork sausage that is sliced and seasoned using tomato paste or ketchup mixed with curry as well as liberal quantities of curry powder. The dish is commonly sold as a fast food and generally served along with bread rolls or French fries.
  • Eisbein mit Sauerkraut or pork knuckle on sauerkraut refers to a deeply marbled meat coated with a dense layer of crunchy fat also called "crackling". The meat which is tender and smelly by nature needs to be cooked well by being braised over a long period of time. Generally it is sold after being cured and then included in recipes and had alongside Berliner Weisse a beer pairing which is light and fruity.
  • Berliner refers to doughnut prepared using sweet yeast dough that is deep fried in oil or fat, along with jam filling or marmalade usually consisting of a topping of made of powdered or regular sugar. The doughnut is called so most often in regions outside of Berlin while it is indigenously called Pfannkuchen. It is had along with Spritzkuchen or cream puffs as noon time snacks commonly and a common feature on the eve of New Year as well as carnival.
  • Doner Kebab a national Berlin Food invented by Turkish immigrants who lived in the Kreuzberg  area of Berlin in 1971.It is made by combining lamb, chicken strips or beef and many different vegetables and served in a Turkish pita with sauce.

Berlin Food Blogs

How Art Meets Food In Berlin Restaurants

How Art Meets Food In Berlin Restaurants On : 26-Jan-2011 By : Reluctant_Conno...

  Berlin’s contemporary restaurant scene is evolving as a classic case of art meets food. Berlin restaurants have become places for display of artistic talent, while serving a smattering of world cuisine in a platter. The artworks in Berlin...

Amy Winehouse Grabs Some Fast Food

Amy Winehouse Grabs Some Fast Food On : 21-Dec-2007 By : eva nicolosi

  Skinny Amy Winehouse was seen in Berlin, Germany, visiting a local McDonald’s. (Celebrity News, berlin, celebrity eating, celebrity gossips, fast food, Germany, junk food)

Paris Hilton Stunning Pose For Wine Campaign!

Paris Hilton Stunning Pose For Wine Campaign! On : 13-Dec-2007 By : eva nicolosi

Paris Hilton has given a stunning pose for the launch of a sparkling luxury wine in a can .In the sensational posture she could be seen crawling nude ,covered in gold paint ,across the Mojave Desert brandising   drink   Rich Prosecco . ...

China Bans German Eggs And Pork

China Bans German Eggs And Pork On : 13-Jan-2011 By : olivia

Amid fears that the contaminated animal feed may be in circulation, China Bans German Eggs And Pork. The move came less than a week after tests revealed dioxin levels at 77 times more than the permitted levels. China bans German eggs and pork: ...

Berlin Food Q & A