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NYTimes Video: Currywurst on the Street

NYTimes Video: Currywurst on the Street | Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Michael Slackman, The Times's Berlin Bureau Chief, looks into the city's obsession with a popular street dish that combines sausage, ketchup and curry powder.

 

While quintessentially German, currywurst is also a product of globalization, born of diffusion and cultural intermixings.  Like so much of the world today, the currywurst is simultaneously local as well as the global.  Want to make some yourself?  Try this recipe: http://www.thehobbycook.com/2011/07/germanys-favorite-fast-food-currywurst.html    

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Paige McClatchy's curator insight, October 6, 2013 6:32 PM

The origins of the currywurst in post-WWII Germany remind me of the Candy Bomber of the same time. The currywurst was born when Germans sausages began being served with American ketchup, then sprinkled with curry powder. During the Berlin Blockade, an American pilot dropped boxes of Hershey's chocolate into East Berlin, mostly for the children. Both American ketchup (Heinz?) and Hershey's candy bars had a role to play in softening our old enemies and helping knit them back into the fabric of Western society.

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4 ELEMENTS OF STATE | TheoryBox

4 ELEMENTS OF STATE | TheoryBox | Regional Geography | Scoop.it

According of one group, the defined what they saw as the 4 essential elements of a state.

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Undiscovered Possibilities – Google Earth

Undiscovered Possibilities – Google Earth | Regional Geography | Scoop.it

"While Germans tend to talk about privacy and how the internet takes away our freedom, chief Almir of the Surui tribe in Brazil came up with an idea when he first came in contact with Google Earth. He saw it as a great tool to visualize the devastation of the rainforest.  With the help of Google providing the knowledge and equipment he started the project and provided an unfiltered perspective never seen before. A growing project on a growing problem that should matter to all of us. It’s never a service or product itself that matters, it’s what you do with it. Check the video and see for yourself." 

 

Globalization inherently brings serendipitous juxtapositions.  In this clip we see the merger of geospatial technologies to protect indigenous cultures and their cultural ecology. 


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World Maps - geography online games

World Maps - geography online games | Regional Geography | Scoop.it
World geography quizzes galore - over 250 fun online map games teach capitals, country locations, and more. Also info on the culture, history, and much more.

 

A good way to practice for the map qizzes.

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