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In the 30 years since the Cold War ended, Germany’s capital city has fully reinvented itself, with a new, modern, multicultural identity built up from the crumbled concrete and steel of the Berlin wall. And the gritty, DIY Berlin spirit that arose with reunification is perfectly reflected in the city’s thriving food scene: a culinary explosion of diverse tastes and trends, transcending the boundaries between cultural influences, between old traditions and new explorations, between fine dining and street food.

Eat
More of a rich stew than a melting pot, Berlin offers a breadth of culinary experiences matched by few other places in the world. In a city where doner kebab is celebrated as an equally important representative of local cuisine as traditional dishes like the hearty eisbein, openness to new cultures, flavors, and ideas is the norm, something clearly seen in the diversity of Berlin’s Michelin starred restaurants.

Drink
While the local culture of imbibing may revolve around inexpensive beer enjoyed outdoors in good company, Berlin has recently become home to a number of mixology bars with a level of refined elegance that rivals any other modern city, as well as a nascent craft beer scene with some exceptional local breweries.

Experience
As locals often say, Berlin is the least German city in Germany. A rich and complicated history has saturated every aspect of its contemporary culture, from the architecture to the nightlife to the vibrant
culinary scene with its myriad of flavors and global influences.

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The Berlinale Culinary Cinema 2019: A Taste of Balance
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The Berlinale Culinary Cinema 2019: A Taste of Balance
A tribute to individual work of farmers, fishers and chefs in the food inspired movies at Cullinary Cinema, hosted at Berlinale film festival 2019.
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Michael Kempf: ‘One objective, Flavour’
A chat with Michael Kempf, the chef of Facil Restaurant in Berlin, about his cuisine marrying traditional aromas with exotic flavours and spices.
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Street Food Goes Gourmet in Berlin
Burgers, chips and ice cream are being given gourmet makeovers by some of Berlin's up and coming chefs, making delicious more accessible to all.
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Culinary Cinema 2018: When Food and Film Meet
A selection of movies and trailers shown during the 2018 edition of Culinary Cinema, the dedicated food section of the Berlinale Film Festival.
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Welcome to Die Gemeinschaft, Germany's New Dining Manifesto
The protagonists of the German gastronomic avant-garde have teamed up to found the 'Gemeinschaft,' a manifesto that sets out the essence of German cuisine.
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Five of Berlin's Hottest New Tables
If you're planning on a trip to Berlin and feel inspired to check out the new openings in town, here is a list of restaurants you should know about.
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7 Highlights from Terroir Berlin Food Festival
A closer look at the Berlin food symposium, that gathered top chefs, restaurateurs and journalists to discuss about the country's culinary landscape.
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A Bite of Culinary Cinema at Berlinale Film Festival
A selection of food inspired movies and trailers shown during the five evenings of Culinary Cinema, an event hosted at Berlinale film festival 2017.
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Affordable Luxury: Where to Eat in Berlin
Up to 25, 50 or 100 euros: in Berlin restaurants and five star hotels there are gourmet experiences to be enjoyed by all. You only need to follow our advice.
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Zagreus Projekt, Berlin: Fusing Food with Art
Food lovers can dine inside the art installations at this unusual Berlin space where exhibitions are based on food or culinary concepts.
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Berlin, a Street Food Revolution
Once it was all currywurst, pretzels and kebabs, but today Berlin has embraced the streetfood movement like no other German city: check out where to taste it.
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Berlin Cafe Only Cooks 'Ugly' Fruit and Veg
The Culinary Misfits cafe in Berlin is hoping to highlight the problem of food waste by only creating dishes using ugly fruit and vegetables.
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New Bar Pairs Perfumes and Cocktails
A new bar has opened inside the Ritz Carlton in Berlin that pairs cocktails with a range of 15 different perfumes - people choose their drink with smell.
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Culinary Cinema with Some of the World's Best Chefs
The Culinary Cinema will be held as part of the Berlinale film festival with food films paired with meals by some of the world's best chefs.
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Savor Italian Food in Berlin's Famous Markthallen Neun
Berlin's grand Markthallen Neun sells a wealth of Italian products and has recently welcomed two Italian startups selling bread and buffalo mozzarella.
The Molecular Popsicle
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The Molecular Popsicle
A molecular Popsicle that's organic, vegan and lactose free - developed by designer David Marx in Berlin.
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Behold the Kochstation: The Cubicle for Chefs
Kochstation is an innovative shared space for food and beverage professionals opening in Berlin this fall. It's like a cubicle for chefs!
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The Champagne Vending Machine
The champagne vending machine in Berlin that allows people to buy champagne 24/7 alongside a whole list of other gourmet food products.
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Design Inspired Dishes
Check out these minimalist plate designs inspired by the Bauhaus German design school - created by the photography duo Nicky & Max.
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Berlin, a City Tasting Tour
Discover what Berlin has to offer by taking a gourmet tour of the best places to eat chocolate, fish, and currywurst, and some of the best markets of the world.
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Hollywood Actor Secretly Pays Diner's Bill
The Hollywood actor George Clooney has paid a man's restaurant bill in Germany after the star believed him and his friends had disturbed his meal
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15 Great Vegetarian Dishes in Berlin
A look at 15 great places to try the best vegetarian foods while visiting the metropolitan city of Berlin
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Currywurst: Where to Find the Best Kiosks in Berlin
In Berlin, there are tons of kiosks (imbiss) where you can enjoy a nice, warm currywurst. Here are some of the city’s best.
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Currywurst, the Traditional Berliner Street Food
Currywurst, a warm sausage seasoned in curry sauce, is the traditional street food in Berlin, and one of the most popular