soft bread, the smooth sauce soaking through all of it

These urban wanderings are punctuated by brief pauses in the cafés of Neukölln to down a quick beer; prolonged pauses in the lines outside kebab shops at lunchtime, long queues…there are more kebab shops here than McDonald’s. Mauro will taste more than thirty during his stay, finally deciding on his favorite—made in a van at the Mehringdamm U-Bahn station. Crunchy slices of meat, sweet grilled onions, crisp fries, soft bread, the smooth sauce soaking through all of it, and hot, hot, hot: the perfect fuel.

~ Maylis de KerangalThe Cook (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, March 26, 2019)


Photo: geschmacks of Döner Kebab Groß

Comments

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Looks yummy … ‘… finally deciding on his favorite—made in a van at the Mehringdamm U-Bahn station.’ …

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  2. Ohhh

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  3. Mouth watering!

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  4. That and a cold stein of beer and we are good! 🍻

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  5. Droooooling….

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  6. *dramatic and dreamy sigh* All meals should sound so sumptuous…

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  7. Christie says:

    the photo is pure torture for me who is gluten free …// /my sister in law was living in Berlin when the wall came down, she was a a reporter…she gave her siblings tiny pieces of the wall…

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