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Key food trends in German cooking, on the street and at home

August 31, 2016 12:30 pm

Germany has a long-standing street food culture. From currywurst to Christmas markets, vegan to Vietnamese, grabbing something quick and tasty on the go is incredibly easy in Deutschland. Considering Berlin's reputation as the hipster capital of Europe, perhaps it's fitting they've been doing street food since before it was cool.

For most people, German food inevitably means meat, but in reality, there’s much more variety than that. Admittedly, there are over 1200 different regional sausages, and it’s common to see "three steaks in a roll" at markets, but the breadth and diversity of food throughout Germany goes far beyond these staples, with vegetarian food becoming particularly mainstream.   Read More

The British curry crisis: does it really exist?

August 10, 2016 12:15 pm

There’s a curry crisis sweeping the land. At least, that’s what certain sources would have us believe. A 2012 article from The Guardian and a 2016 piece from The Financial Times both claim that British curry houses are shutting their doors at an alarming rate. The causes are many: economic recession, immigration policies, prices of ingredients and a desire by consumers to try more exciting cuisines. But are these claims really true - and is our love affair with Indian food really on the wane? Here we investigate the supposed curry house crisis, one point at a time. It’s suggested that rising costs, the unhealthy reputation of Indian food, a perceived lack of innovation and immigration policy are all causing the demise of the curry house. The truth? We’re simply enjoying cooking Asian cuisine in our homes...

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