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Steen Hanssen is a Berlin based food writer who loves to eat, drink, cook, read, write and think about good food and beverages. Though Kierkegaard argues it'll lead to failure and despair, Steen embraces the aesthetic sphere of existences striving for novelty, pleasure seeking while edging towards the perfect asparagus experience. Steen is also a contributor to Serious Eats.

Deutschlicious: Meet The Goulash Cannon

Deutschlicious: Meet The Goulash Cannon

At the turn of the 20th century, the modern mobile field kitchen for use in theaters of war was invented. …

Deutschlicious: Der Knödel

Deutschlicious: Der Knödel

Steen Hanssen once again guides us through the wonders of German cuisine - this time, the classic Knödel.…

Die Thaiwiese – A Melting Pot for Asian Cuisine in Berlin

Die Thaiwiese – A Melting Pot for Asian Cuisine in Berlin

Locals call it "die Thaiwiese" (the Thai-Meadow), a charming meadow located inside the small Wilmersdorfer Preußenpark in south western part of Berlin.…

Deutschlicious: Perfect German Lunch at Die Stadtklause

Deutschlicious: Perfect German Lunch at Die Stadtklause

Steen Hanssen finds a lovely Berlin lunch Kneipe at Die Stadtklause.…

Deutchlicious – German Christmas Markets

Deutchlicious – German Christmas Markets

Steen Hanssen takes us to the Christmas markets of the land where tannenbaums and glühwein rule.…

Deutschlicious – Leberwurst

Deutschlicious – Leberwurst

Steen Hanssen takes us on a short trip through the vast German liver sausage tradition.…

Berliner Pumpkinfest

Berliner Pumpkinfest

The annual pumpkin festival - Kürbisfest - was held in Berlin this past weekend. …

Deutschlicious: Störtebeker, Beer of the Righteous

Deutschlicious: Störtebeker, Beer of the Righteous

Steen Hanssen pops open a treasure chest six pack of delicious northern German beers. …

Deutschlicious: Food and Beer at the Berlin Biergartens

Deutschlicious: Food and Beer at the Berlin Biergartens

Steen Hanssen takes us to his Biergarten favorites in a rain drenched Berlin.…

Deutschlicious: Potsdamer Stange, Probably the Best Brew in Berlin

Deutschlicious: Potsdamer Stange, Probably the Best Brew in Berlin

Our Berlin correspondent Steen Hanssen discovers Potsdamer Stange, and quickly names is "Probably the best brew in Berlin". …

Deutschlicious: Cologne’s Kölsch Beer

Deutschlicious: Cologne’s Kölsch Beer

Steen Hanssen is first disappointed with the small glasses served at a Kneipe in Cologne, but that quickly gives away for the sensational taste of the beer.…

Flawed And Sluggish German Response To The E.Coli Outbreak

Flawed And Sluggish German Response To The E.Coli Outbreak

The search for the cause of the deadliest E. coli outbreak on record continues in Germany. …

Deutschlicious: German White Asparagus Season

Deutschlicious: German White Asparagus Season

Welcome to German spargel season - join in as Steen Hanssens gives us the lowdown on how to best enjoy this lovely delicacy.…

Deutschlicious: Easter Contraband – The Kinder Surprise Egg

Deutschlicious: Easter Contraband – The Kinder Surprise Egg

This iconic German sweet turns out to be Italian, but it is still classified as contraband in the US.…

Deutschlicious: Spelt, Ancient Comeback Grain

Deutschlicious: Spelt, Ancient Comeback Grain

Steen Hanssen goes all grainy on us, and sings the praises of Spelt, an ancient wheat variety in the midst of a comeback.…

Deutschlicious: Reibekuchen – German Potato Pancake

Deutschlicious: Reibekuchen – German Potato Pancake

Steen Hanssen is back with more culinary wonders from Germany. This time, the Reibekuchen - German potato pancake.…

Deutschlicious: German Schweinhaxe Explained

Deutschlicious: German Schweinhaxe Explained

Our Berlin correspondent Steen Hanssen and Hawaii based photographer Urs Kuckertz team up to explain the marvelous German tradition of eating volleyball sized roast pork knuckles.…