Diggings Sept 21 2017

A rainbow bagel with 'unicorn cheese' from the Brooklyn Bagel Boys because... 'Alarm bells we cannot ignore': world hunger rising for first time this century “If you look at the 815 million [chronically undernourished] people, 489 million or 60% of them are located in countries affected by conflict. Over the last decade we’re seen a …

Nourished: Reflections from Food and Words 2017

Paul van Reyk, Sept 2017 It's a delicious early Spring indulgence, a day's worth of thinking about food from the perspectives of a broad spectrum of writers on food - journalists, chefs, novelists, academics, bloggers, historians, farmers, producers. Now in its sixth year, Barbara Sweeney's always thoughtfully curated event is a world away from the …

Diggings Sept 9 2017

  Given the lead digging in this edition, how could I resist posting this image of Hillevi Rombin, Miss Universe 1955, promoting National Kraut and Frankfurter Week in Chicago. Berlin 24/7 What’s the currywrust cult all about? ‘Poor currywurst. So small and wrinkled. And everyone's making such a big fuss about you. We couldn't imagine Berlin's …

Eating in Berlin

Thanks to Alison Vincent for directing, me, and now you, dear reader, to her terrific blog post on eating in Berlin. A first hand report on currywurst, yes, but much more as she visits the DDR museum and Domklause restaurant attached to it. I would kill for a set of Kost the Ost. 'The Original Ketwurst stand …