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What Seasonal Foods Should We Try?

These are my favorite seasonal food in Berlin/Germany. Of course you can still find some of them out of season too, but it rarely tastes as good as when they are in season (both because of the freshness and the ambience).

    1. Feuerzangenbowle

    It's the next level of mulled wine. By showmanship. Cause you're adding a rum-soaked sugarloaf, set it on fire on top of a pot, and have it dripping into the wine. When you do it with friends sometimes there's too many rum poured on the sugarloaf. Obviously a drink for a cold winter time.

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    2. Lebkuchen

    Is a german version of gingerbread. It's dense but chewy, pack full of spice. Best consumed with the said Feuerzangenbowle or mulled wine.

    3. Mulled Wine

    This is really a winter drink for me, and I'm not having it until the temperature drops below 5C.

    4. Stollen

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    This is a traditional German Christmas bread. There are slight different variations in different region, but it's basically a fruit cake.

    5. Asparagus

    It's really a thing here to eat asparagus in spring. All the restaurants will have a special menu with it, and it sounds like every household has their own perfect way to serve it.

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    6. Strawberries

    There's nothing like fresh ripe strawberries delivered from a local farm. Period.

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    7. Federweisser

    It's a fermented freshly pressed grape juice, that you can only find in autumn, right after grape harvest season. It has around 9% alcohol content and it's rather sweet compared to wine. Best consumed with zwiebelkuchen.

    8. Zwiebelkuchen / Onion cake

    It is basically a savory onion cake.Technically you can have this all year round, but because its famous pairing is with federweisser, and as they are not playing coy with the onion flavor, it is not popular the rest of the year.

    9. Pfifferlinge / Chanterelle Mushroom

    Just like asparagus season marks spring, the mushroom dish reminds you that autumn is about to begin.

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