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JCC Doner kebab 'inventor' dead

Discussion in 'Community' started by danmcken, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. danmcken

    danmcken Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 7, 2003
    The Turkish immigrant credited with inventing the doner kebab has died in Berlin aged 80.
    Kadir Nurman set up a stall in West Berlin in 1972, selling grilled meat and salad inside a flat bread.
    He had noticed the fast pace of city life and thought busy Berliners might like a meal they could carry with them.
    While there are other possible "doner inventors," Mr Nurman's contribution was recognised by the Association of Turkish Doner Manufacturers in 2011.
    The combination of juicy meat, sliced from a rotating skewer, with all the trimmings and optional chilli sauce, has since become a firm fast-food favourite in Germany, and elsewhere.
    According to the Berlin-based Association of Turkish Doner Manufacturers in Europe, there are now 16,000 doner outlets in Germany.
    More than 1,000 exist in Berlin to tempt peckish late-night revellers on the capital's streets.
    German companies producing the meat and the machinery for grilling supply 80% of the EU market, the BBC's Steve Evans reports from Berlin.
    Mr Nurman, who emigrated to Germany in 1960, did not patent his invention, and thus did not particularly profit from the doner's subsequent success.
    But in a 2011 interview with the Frankfurter Rundschau, he expressed little bitterness.
    He was happy that so many Turkish people were able to make a living from doners, he said, and that millions of people ate them.
  2. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

    Apr 17, 2006
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  3. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

    Apr 27, 2005
    I'm don't even understand half that text wall to be quite frank.
  4. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

    Dec 10, 2003
  5. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Oct 13, 2007
    I just saw Doner Kebab and inventor dead and got really sad. Had those things in Germany and they are awesome.
  6. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral SFTC May Winner/ Go Cavs! star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jul 13, 2005
    Shwarma guy still fine?
  7. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 25, 2004
    I saw "German" and underneath it, Nurman, and my mind fused the two words together into "Grumman" (as in the aircraft company).
  8. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jul 10, 1998
    I saw "Doner" and thought of Donner's Pass. I wouldn't want to have been eating those kebabs.
  9. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

    Jul 20, 2008
  10. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

    Feb 18, 2001
    Do you not get these in the US?

    Jesus, they're a 50/50 on hangover prevention. Sometimes so perfect. Othertimes, why? WHY?
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  11. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

    Nov 21, 2002

    I mean it. Kebab is heavenly food.
  12. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

    May 25, 2001
    RIP Darthboy's father.
  13. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

    Aug 18, 2002
    i love my dead gay doner kebab inventor
  14. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

    Nov 20, 2012
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  15. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jul 21, 2003
    I'm at work tomorrow so I am unable to partake in this delicacy due to lingering food odours (even after teeth brushing and showering etc...) I will however have a Donner next Friday in honour of this mans memory.
  16. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

    Oct 4, 1998
    I had some good doner kebabs in Turkey. But the best ones I ever had were in a little shop at an airfield in northern Iraq. As soon as we parked the plane, we'd send the navigator running in to order them, hoping desperately he'd get back before we finished loading cargo.

    OK, yeah, my war wasn't exactly hell.

    Man, those things were good. Sigh.
  17. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 14, 2000
    Prefer Souvlaki.