Currywurst museum opens/Ich bin kein Frankfurter

There’s an English report on the Deutsche Welle site about the Currywurst (curry sausage) museum in Berlin.

bq. A skinless pork sausage smothered in curry-laced ketchup, currywurst is sometimes served whole but most often chopped into bite-sized morsels and eaten off a flimsy paper plate. It costs about €2.50 ($2.65).

This is a strange thing. I haven’t had one for years but in my memory, first the chopped sausage is put in the carton, then it’s covered with tomato sauce, then curry powder is sprinkled on top. Things may have changed, though.

A museum to the currywurst is to open on 30 March 2006. More details will be revealed on 30 June 2005.

Zum Thema des Currywurstmuseums bietet sich die Lektüre des Fastfood Freunde-Blogs an. Hier zum Thema Currywurstmuseum.

Hier erfährt man z.B., wie man bei McDonalds eine Apfeltasche verlustfrei isst (von Thomas Jungbluth, einem der acht Blogger):

bq. Zunächst einmal: Niemals. Niemals, eine Apfeltasche essen, die frisch zubereitet wurde, weil nicht genügend auf Vorrat bereitgehalten wurden (und es werden selten genügend auf Vorrat gehalten). Das Innere einer frisch zubereiteten Apfeltasche hat die Brennkraft von Lava und betäubt die Geschmacksnerven für etwa 24 Stunden. Mindestens 30 Minuten muss eine solche Apfeltasche abkühlen.

bq. Dann wird sie senkrecht gehalten, damit die Füllung nach unten rutschen kann. Man isst nun oben vorsichtig eine erste Öffnung in den Teig. Dann dreht man sie in die andere Richtung senkrecht, Öffnung nach unten, und saugt erste Teile der Füllung aus der Teighülle. Wenn Sie flach ist, kann der Teig dann in kleinen Bissen verzehrt werden. Das letzte Drittel (oder Viertel) wird komplett gegessen.

(Über Mosaikum)

7 thoughts on “Currywurst museum opens/Ich bin kein Frankfurter

  1. There are various “versions” of Currywurst out there. Usually, the sausage is chopped and put into the carton, covered with sauce and curry powder, just like you said.
    Another very delicious version is the one available at my favourite fast-food diner. They have their very own sauce, which is kept in a pot with the chopped Currywurst in it. When you order one, they use a dipper to get a portion of the creamy sauce and the chopped sausage and just put some curry powder on top of that. ;)

  2. Thanks for the information. They do exist here – I must have one again some time. When I first had one, which must have been about forty years ago, I didn’t like the idea of just sprinkling dry curry power on something rather than frying it first!

  3. Des: Could you paraphrase that first sentence?

    I spent a winter term in Berlin in 1967-68 and always wanted to go back and live there, but I can’t see it happening.

  4. hi all …last time i experienced an ” original currywurst” attack was in ESSEN at the kiosk of Zeche Zollverein ( Ruhrgebiet).
    xmas 2004. temp: -2 degrees.
    Now they said that they were the original and the best !!! go figure :)

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