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goodfoodgood is a web portal which provides information about food and ingredients to people around the world. We take the dinner conversation online to share knowledge and inspire others to care about what they eat.


Fast Food Professional

I spent this week working at a restaurant in the strikingly succesful German fast food chain Curry Queen. The chain sells currywurst, an outrageously popular German snack, which is essentially sausage seasoned by curry powder. I was supervised by the assistant manager, a quiet, portly and entirely lovely young man called Romulo Schmidt. More …

How to start a new restaurant

Though the twelfth day of November is when chefs Hagen Schäfer and Robert Wullkopf open their restaurant to the public, the 12th of October (a breezy, cold Wednesday with unannounced sunshine) brought much joy and relief. It was the day they signed their tenth, and hopefully, last license to open their restaurant Lokal 1 in Hamburg, Germany. More …

The sophisticated world of speciality coffee

On a glorious, sunny afternoon in Hamburg last week, I met a coffee merchant, a captivating man full of stories. Thimo Drews owns a coffee farm in Colombia and also roasts coffee for other companies in Hamburg. The city is an important stop for coffee, indeed, it is Europe’s biggest coffee port. And Germans drink a lot of coffee. In fact, I learn from Thimo that Germans drink more coffee than they drink beer.  More …