|Currywurst mit Pommes|
Currywurst, if you haven't had the pleasure of snacking on it in Germany, consists of a chopped up sausage covered in a sauce made from tomato ketchup mixed with curry powder. Well, that's the simple version of it, and that's how I like to recreate it here. Some of you may remember that I'm semi-vegetarian but this is by upbringing more than moral choice so it happens that Currywurst is on my approved list of foods! You can buy it all over Germany from little snack stands and it is inevitably served in one of these flimsy paper plates and yes, the last time I had one (last year in Koblenz) I managed to spill some down a white T-shirt. So beware.
But try it. Currywurst is such a part of German life that there is even a song about it. And I'm not talking an advertising jingle or something (like we Aussies might say of our Happy Little Vegemites song) but a song by a popular pop singer, Herbert Gronemeyer.
Of course, the lyrics are in German but it's basically a song about a bloke who's really craving Currywurst and wants his brother-in-law to come with him and get one. You can see how much the crowd get into it!
Thanks to WordRidden for the eat-me-now photo! (from Flickr under Creative Commons)