MAR­KET MUNCHIES

Where Berlin - - DINING -

Christ­mas mar­kets: come for the hol­i­day spirit, stay for the food. And to for­tify your­self against the frigid win­ter tem­per­a­tures, it’s a good idea to keep on eat­ing any­way. Here’s our guide to the tasti­est sea­sonal de­lights.

Glüh­wein:

Red wine mulled with spices and fruit, this warm­ing con­coc­tion is a Wei­h­nachts­markt clas­sic. Pay a small de­posit to have your drink served in a fes­tive ce­ramic mug that you can take home as a sou­venir.

Grog:

The boozier coun­ter­part to Glüh­wein, Grog is a blend of hot wa­ter, rum, and brown sugar that will warm you right down to your toes.

Kin­der­pun­sch:

An al­co­hol-free drink for the lit­tle ones, this hot punch is a blend of fruit juices mulled with win­tery spices like cloves and cin­na­mon.

Lán­gos:

Though orig­i­nally Hun­gar­ian, this de­li­ciously greasy treat is a star at Berlin’s mar­kets. Plate- sized discs of dough are deep-fried and topped with sour cream, cheese, and ham.

Kartof­felpuffer:

The per­fect thing to stave off a Grog hang­over. Grated pota­toes are mixed with flour, eggs, and chopped onions be­fore be­ing formed into pat­ties and fried un­til crisp.

Baumkuchen:

This dense, not-too- sweet “tree cake” is made by brush­ing bat­ter layer by layer onto a ro­tat­ing spit, leav­ing the fin­ished prod­uct with tree- like rings that give the cake its name.

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