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RheinZeit, Cologne, Koeln, Germany, fotoeins.com

Good tasty eats in Germany

“Leckeres Essen in Deutschland”

I began this 2011, and the collection of photos has grown to something more.

CAUTION: The photos you are about to see may cause unstoppable drooling. If you get the case of the noms, I claim full responsibility.


RheinZeit, Cologne, Koeln, Germany, fotoeins.com

Foreground: Wiener veal-schnitzel w. fries, lemon slices, capers, sardines. Background: Flammkuche w. feta, green chiles, olives, onion. RheinZeit in Köln.

Döner Oruc, Köln, Koeln, Cologne, Germany, 29.09.2011

Döner sandwich with cilanto, onion, red hot peppercorns; Ayran yogurt-drink : Oruc, Köln.

Mangal, Köln, Koeln, Cologne, Germany, 30.09.2011

Lunch starter, thin bread with spicy red dip, sour cream w/ carrot, cucumber : Mangal, Köln.

Mangal, Köln, Koeln, Cologne, Germany, 30.09.2011

Lunch main, grilled lamb over wood/coal grill : Mangal, Köln.

Künefe, Kuenefe, Mangal, Köln, Koeln, Cologne, Germany, 30.09.2011

Künefe, baked dessert on honey layer, w/ angel hair, cheese center, topped w/ cream & walnuts : Mangal, Köln.

Currywurst, Edelcurry, Hamburg, Germany, 1.10.2011

Currywurst (spicy), fries, Fritz-Kola : Edelcurry, Hamburg.

Hamsi Meral's Imbiss, Frankfurt am Main, 3.10.2011

Fried-fish sandwich, fresh lemonade : Meral’s Imbiss, Frankfurt am Main; more here.

Jägerbraten with Spätzle, Jaegerbraten with Spaetzle, Gasthof Werdenfelser-Hof, Partenkirchen, 8.10.2011

Jägerbraten (hunter’s style roast pork in mushroom sauce) with homemade Spätzle : Gasthof Werdenfelser-Hof, Partenkirchen.
Dönerteller, City Kebap, Theaterplatz, Weimar, Germany, fotoeins.com

Dönerteller (Döner plate). City Kebap, Weimar – 30 Apr 2015.

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"My travel, my food, my kind of ubiquity" (2/3). Left: Apfelschnecke (cinnamon roll with apples); right: Nussschnecke (cinnamon roll with ground nuts). Rischart, München Einkaufsbhf (UG), 🇩🇪 – 23 Feb 2017 (© HL). Travel isn't merely about sunshine and selfies; it's about finding out the things which make up the day-to-day. That's why food can act very effectively as both bridge and catalyst to the culture of a new country. While I'm now very familiar with German food, I find it's important to reach for simple items soon upon my return to the country. I'm always on the train, and I'm always going through a train station, which means I'm also always going past some kind of bakery or bakery stand. And within a town or city, I'm always going past some kind of snack-stand (Imbiss) which offers Turkish döner kebab, one of the most ubiquitous food items in the country. Some might be repulsed, and some might snort with disdain. But I know I'm eating what a lot of other Germans are eating, while they too are on the go, though I'm still trying to learn how to curse in Turkish …

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"My travel, my food, my kind of ubiquity" (1/3). Gino‘s Spezial (Kebap): hausgemachte Tortilla gefüllt mit saftig gegrilltem Geflügelfleisch vom Spieß, frischem Salat, Tomaten, Zwiebeln und Soße. Döner kebab in a grilled flour tortilla wrap: Gino's, Heidelberg, 🇩🇪 – 15 Mar 2017 (© HL). Travel isn't merely about sunshine and selfies; it's about finding out the things which make up the day-to-day. That's why food can act very effectively as both bridge and catalyst to the culture of a new country. While I'm now very familiar with German food, I find it's important to reach for simple items soon upon my return to the country. I'm always on the train, and I'm always going through a train station, which means I'm also always going past some kind of bakery or bakery stand. And within a town or city, I'm always going past some kind of snack-stand (Imbiss) which offers Turkish döner kebab, one of the most ubiquitous food items in the country. Some might be repulsed, and some might snort with disdain. But I know I'm eating what a lot of other Germans are eating, while they too are on the go, though I'm still trying to learn how to curse in Turkish …

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Even with this small sample, I do think food throughout Germany can be colourful and tasty, and can offer variety outside of the traditional “meat and starch” fare. Now and again, I do want the latter; the final photo above is evidence of that!

I made the photos above on separate visits to Germany in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-Yt.

13 Responses to “Good tasty eats in Germany”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Eva.

      It is a great compliment by anyone, but especially from a friend, to say that (i) drooling was caused, and (ii) you got a nice trip down memory lane. 🙂

      Thanks for your comment, and for stopping by!

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    • fotoeins

      Hey, Simon. Wow, my bad – amazing what a couple of swapped consonants can and will do to me. Corrected, and thanks!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Laurel. That I did – thanks in part to some fine recommendations from friends. I can imagine things are a bit tougher for vegetarians, especially in smaller towns, but thankfully, I see things changing and both variety and quality improving every time I go back and visit Germany. Thanks for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Very much so, but only if it’s fresh veal, pounded to a few millimetres of thicknness, lightly breaded, lightly pan fried to be crispy outside yet still moist inside, and served with a lemon wedge and fries. The best Wiener Schnitzel I’ve ever had was in fact in Wien, which only reminds me that I have to go back.

      But more often not for cost, I’ll seek out the döner, and if I’m hungry, a dürüm döner!

      Thanks for your comment and for reading!

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