Welcome to another edition of fun with words. German word of the day is Dönerstag. Many cultures found a way to combine warm protein and crunchy vegetables in warm, crispy bread. Think Greek Gyros, Vietnamese Bánh mì or Falafel as a vegetarian option.
Many Berliners believe “we” invented” Döner Kebab. However, the original roots seem to come from Anatolia, Turkey. Döner as we know it today has been established in Berlin in the 1970s and, well, it’s complicated. Do you prefer the roll or the triangle of bread? Which sauce is the best? What is the perfect onion ratio? And should there be corn on a Döner Kebab?
So, without further ado:
noun (m.): Döner Day
Dönerstag is traditionally on Thursday, which is Donnerstag in German. Pretty smart, ey?
Hey, it’s Dönerstag. We’re shall we go dönieren?
(Which is a perfectly fine verb as well.)
When in Berlin, you can always check out the Dönerguide for best results.
Over the years, the Döner Pizza evolved; a culinary specialty that is so popular amongst some Germans, it made its way to the frozen isle.
Marketing knows no limits.
So, what’s for dinner today? Friday is pizza day, of course. How do you like your kebab?
Have a lovely weekend!