JCC Doner kebab 'inventor' dead

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

  1. danmcken Force Ghost

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    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.
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  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I'm don't even understand half that text wall to be quite frank.
  4. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    LatvianPotatoFarmer?
  5. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    I just saw Doner Kebab and inventor dead and got really sad. Had those things in Germany and they are awesome.
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  7. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    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 Chosen One

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

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    SHPADOINKLE!
  10. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    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 Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    OH GOD NO

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

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  13. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    i love my dead gay doner kebab inventor
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  15. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    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 Chosen One

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    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.
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