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The Currywurst - a tribute to Herta Heuwer


CurrywurstAre you looking for a delicious, satisfying fast food combo that will please every member of your family? We’d like to introduce you to our Currywurst – a German traditional sausage with a very pleasing history in these times of east-west frustrations! 

Currywurst is a cooked tasty pork sausage best served smothered in curry ketchup, topped with a delicate sprinkling of curry powder on a tasty bed of sauerkraut  - and not a bread bun in sight.  The dish to be eaten with a Currywurst-fork (chip shop wooden fork to you and me)  - This dish is nourishing, satiating and a bit of a diplomatic breakthrough when invented in 1949 bringing together American , British, (some say Indian) and German forces stationed in Berlin after the second world war.

 

The currywurst was created when the indominatable Herta Heuwer spotted American soldiers eating steak and ketchup whilst working on re-building Berlin, a city that had been so badly damaged during the second world war.  Supplies were limited but Helga used her charms and persuaded the Americans to share their ketchup and the British to share their curry powder ( hence the Indian connection) and retired to her kitchen where the sausage creation was born.

Helga began to sell the sausage s from a small stand in Berlin and so popular was the result that in its hey-day the stand served 10 000 currywurst each week being particularly popular with construction workers who relished the currywurst’s  nutritional value and satiating qualities – simple, tasty, warm and filling.  This is a picture of the very first currwurst stall in Berlin.


By Pedelecs by Wikivoyage and Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28890676Today there is a museum to the Currywurst in Berlin –down the road from Checkpoint Charlie  - and yes it is on our bucket list of places to visit!  Have you been?

This sausage is great with craft beers or any beer to be honest and is a must for any entertaining that involves fast food and fun. 

 

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