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Foodnotes

Vegetables and Fruits at Night

It is 1 hour past midnight, and I am mounting my bike to head off to the area of 283 ha vegetable and fruit wholesale market Grossmarkthalle in Hamburg. The warehouse of Marker Obst und Gemüse, one of the larger vegetable and fruit supplying company, is the place where I was staying nights, actually early mornings. A cold night, a general absence of passers-by and enfolding silence was in a direct opposition with the buzzing world of the warehouse, once I entered. Generally speaking, people working in the warehouse do not need to travel (as the whole world meets there) and kilometres in workers' legs for one night can be a substitute for sports. Yet, a recreation centre is hardly a name you would use when working here. More …

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 …

Happy Animals Inc.

Take an exit on a motorway further from any bigger city in Europe, and immediately, you will find yourselves passing by the emerald fields sprinkled with black, brown, pied and brindle cows, leisurely masticating grass, somewhere on the horizon little wooden farms and sheds are shimmering in the raindrops. This almost idyllic image is so eye and consciousness pleasing that it is this idea that creeps in to our minds: Yes, this is it, grazing cows near the humble-sized family farms is the way. More …

The Indefinable Charm of Kitchen Gardens

Less than an hour’s drive from Hamburg, the red-brick apartment houses give way to American style suburbia: sloping roofed houses with a patch of green in front, and sometimes even a picket fence. A supermarket every few houses completed the image. Pinneberg is the classic American dream landscape. But a couple of sharp turns, and we were in another century, in the England of the Pride and Prejudice films. At least, that’s how it looked to my big city-bred eyes. Green, green land till as far as the eye could see on either side of the narrow motorway, a fresh, cool silence, a humming breeze and a couple of people riding by on tall, stately horses. More …