Fast food in Germany

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If Harry hadn't been invited to Helen's place for dinner, he might have indulged in one of his favorite pastimes: Eating fast food! When it comes to food, international food has long since established its place in Germany. Popular foods like pizza show the Italian influence; kebab, the Turkish and gyros, the Greek. Do you like Indian, Cuban or Moroccan food? No problem, you can find them all in Germany.

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Of course, you'll also find typical local dishes like bratwurst with potatoes or coleslaw. Currywurst, a bratwurst cut into small slices and served in a sea of curry ketchup and often served with French fries and mayonnaise or ketchup or even both (known as "Fritten rot-weiß"), are also popular. Harry could also stand to try one of Cologne's regional specialties, like pea soup or Reibekuchen, which are large patties made of grated potatoes and onions, seasoned with salt and pepper and fried in hot oil until they're crispy. They are served with applesauce, as an intriguing combination of cold and hot, soft and crispy, sweet and salty. Bon appetit!