Munich 13

Munich Episode 13 Enjoying the food in Munich

Everything from coffee and cake to liver-dumpling soup, plus, of course, a museum about potatoes

This episode is devoted to all things culinary in Munich, including Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) and the Viktualienmarkt (food market) which is the gathering place for anyone wanting to buy local produce or enjoy Bavarian snacks like Weisssurst with mustard. Descriptions follow of some of Munich’s best-known dishes, including hearty meat-based meals like Schweinesbraten and Leberknödelsuppe, popular local vegetable dishes such as Sauerkraut, Rotkohl and the wide variety of local mushrooms – Pfifferlinge, Steinpilze – which are the base of delicious sauces. Of course Munich is a cosmopolitan city, but the emphasis here is on traditional, Bavarian cuisine and so we couldn’t resist a mention of the city’s museum dedicated to the humble potato, the wonderfully named ‘Kartoffelmuseum’.