Okebiz Video Search



Title:Searching for the Communist Cuisine of East Germany
Duration:17:48
Viewed:405,853
Published:16-01-2015
Source:Youtube

Back in the times of the GDR (German Democratic Republic), it was nearly impossible for chefs to get their hands on a lot of basic ingredients. Most meals were born out of necessity, with chefs really having to flex their creativity. GDR food was also heavily influenced by the recipes of the USSR. Our host Stacy Denzel Janmaat leads us on a journey to find what is left of the notorious GDR cuisine, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin wall.

In the East-German city of Leipzig, the “Gaststätte Kollektiv” aims to recreate the GDR dining experience through its detailed interior and food. The 29-year-old owner and chef was born in Leipzig, and although he was still quite young when the wall came down, he was still able to tell us about the days of limited food availability.

Back in Berlin, we go on the lookout for traditional GDR snacks. Though snack stands were rare in the GDR, the precious few outlets for fast food served mainly Ketwurst (a kind of hot dog) and Grilletta (a take on a hamburger). Fortunately, we find a spot where the traditional Ketwurst has somehow managed to survive the return of the hot dog.

We then accompany our host as he goes shopping at the only remaining GDR supermarket in Berlin to buy the ingredients for a 3-course menu of Soljanka (a Russian meat stew with red peppers, cucumbers and capers), fried veal’s liver with onions and potatoes, and the GDR version of French toast. Watch as our host whips it up in his own kitchen for a dinner with friends.

More MUNCHIES Presents:
Surviving on Pizza for 25 Years - http://bit.ly/Pizza-Forever
The Truffle Dealer - http://bit.ly/Truffle-Dealer
The Pok Pok Empire - http://bit.ly/Pok-Pok-Empire

Subscribe to Munchies here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-MUNCHIES

Check out http://munchies.tv​ for more!

Follow Munchies here:
Facebook: http://facebook.com/munchies
Twitter: http://twitter.com/munchies
Tumblr: http://munchies.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/munchiesvice

SHARE TO YOUR FRIENDS


Download Server 1


DOWNLOAD MP4

Download Server 2


DOWNLOAD MP4

Alternative Download :



SPONSORED
Loading...
RELATED VIDEOS
MUNCHIES Guide to Bavaria: Punky Mountain Cheese MUNCHIES Guide to Bavaria: Punky Mountain Cheese
17:28 | 229,379
Everyday Meals of the Ordinary Soviet Family #sovietfood,  #USSR Everyday Meals of the Ordinary Soviet Family #s...
21:04 | 206,636
The Bit of East Germany That Might Still Exist The Bit of East Germany That Might Still Exist
06:11 | 477,246
American Defector: Victor Grossman (East Germany GDR / DDR Documentary) American Defector: Victor Grossman (East German...
15:55 | 11
Streetfood in Berlin: Chef's Night Out with Kavita Goodstar Streetfood in Berlin: Chef's Night Out with Kav...
14:58 | 463,818
MUNCHIES Guide to Bavaria: Boozin' Around Boazn MUNCHIES Guide to Bavaria: Boozin' Around Boazn
18:32 | 132,872
My Life In East Germany & The Struggle Today With Victor Grossman My Life In East Germany & The Struggle Today Wi...
43:25 | 31,545
Authentic Tastes of Sardinia & Sicily | Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes | BBC Documentary Authentic Tastes of Sardinia & Sicily | Rick St...
58:49 | 789,672


coinpayu