Like the British with their fish n chips, the Italians with their panini and French with their croque monsieur, the Germans have an indigenous favorite fast food. In their case it is currywurst, or curry sausage in English.
But its not just at street vendors stalls after a heavy night in the beer hall that Germans like to enjoy this down-to-earth delicacy -- essentially a curry-flavored sausage, liberally smothered in spicy ketchup and heavily sprinkled with yet more curry powder.
Volkswagen annually produces more than 500 metric tons of the Indo-Teutonic dish to feed workers in its staff canteens. Thats 15,000 sausages a day or 3.3 million a year. And in November, VWs sausage factory produced what it claims is the longest currywurst known to man -- all 130 meters of it -- as part of a TV telethon. The VW production lines evidently run as smoothly for sausages as they do for Sciroccos.