Döner – probably the best fast food in the world.

The germans eat 720 millions Döner each year. 720 Millions! We help keep up this number. The Döner is the perfect fast food. The dish is said to be invented in Berlin in the early 70s by a turkish emigrant. It contains everything that you need; veal, different vegetables, bread and sauce. It would probably be exaggerated to state it is healthy, but it must be healthier than a McD meal or a pizza.

Döner is the king of the night when heading home from the party, but in contrary to most other “party-food” it is even more tasty when your sober. One of my friends had 9 döners in 3 days when he visited Berlin. That is impressive but yesterday on the Döner Fair (!) people had 6-7 Döners in 20 min. The fact that Berlin has a Döner Fair show how serious they are about this meal. On the fair you could have a chat with different producers of Döner caravans, clothes, motors for the meat, cutting tools and of course producers of meat, bread and Ayram. All food was for free and that was probably the main reason for the huge crowd.

If you have no clue why all this fuzz about Döner. Visit Berlin and order a “Kalbsdöner mit scharfer Sauce” at Schlemmerbuffet and you will understand.

Music: On the fair all döners were accompanied by Tarkan

Savoy cabbage rolls – lite finare kåldolmar

As a child in Sweden we often had kåldolmar for dinner. White cabbage filled with minced meat and then served with potatoes and sauce. This version is a bit more exciting although I really do like kåldolmar as well.

Savoy cabbage rolls

  • 2 1/2 dl Arborio rice, unboiled
  • 400 g Salsiccia or spicy sausage, we used our home made sausages
  • 8-10 leaves of Savoy cabbage
  • Olive oil
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 dl White wine
  • Salt and black pepper

Start by boiling the rice, use a lot of water and when it’s al dente pour the water out. Leave the rice for now.

Let a large casserole with water come to a boil. In the meantime remove the skin from your sausages, mash the meat with a fork and fry the meat for a couple of minutes in olive oil.

When the water is boiling add the savoy cabbage leaves and let boil for a couple of minutes (5-10 minutes). The leaves shall be soft so that you can roll them. Remove them carefully from the boiling water and leave them to cool off a bit in a colander.

Start with your first roll, put the leaf with the thick end towards you. Add rice, sausage, parmesan, salt and pepper and roll it together. Put the ready rolls in an oven proof dish and pour the wine on top. We also added extra parmesan on top of the rolls.

Leave it for about 20-25 minutes in the oven at 200 degrees C.

Serve as they are or together with a tasty bread!

Music: Listening to Fallulah singing Out of it