The Spreewald, spiritual home of the gherkin — Notes from Camelid Country

There is a scene in the wonderful film, Good Bye, Lenin!, that revolves around the need to find a specific brand of East German gherkin. The sudden collapse of the GDR leads the main character on a desperate search for an authentic jar of Spreewaldgurken, the pickled cucumbers that come from the region south of […]

The Spreewald, spiritual home of the gherkin — Notes from Camelid Country

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