The Berlinale’s Culinary Cinema strand is taking to the streets.
During the festival – which runs Feburary 6-16, 2014 – six trucks will be offering street food to go at the corner of the Alte Potsdamer Straße and Varian-Fry-Straße, in collaboration with Markthalle Neun and Slow Food Berlin.
Since April 2013 Markthalle Neun has organized Street Food Thursday in the city, and was subsequently named Gastronomic Innovator 2013 by the renowned Berlin Master Chefs jury.
“We have supported Markthalle Neun from the start,” said festival director Dieter Kosslick. “Now the street food cooks will offer festival-goers delicious and healthy culinary alternatives.”
Beverages will be provided by Berlinale partners: Craftwerk beer from Bitburger, Deutsches Weininstitut, LemonAid, Rabenhorst and Viva con Agua.
Since 2007 Berlin’s Culinary Cinema has shown films focusing on food and ecological topics, with chefs making meals inspired by the films in the main programme, prepared according to the Slow Food motto “good, clean and fair”.
Markthalle Neun will also be Culinary Cinema’s second venue. In cooperation with the Berlinale Goes Kiez series, Eiszeit Kino will show a film from the Culinary Cinema programme on February 14, 2014. After the screening, food that fits the film will be served in Markthalle Neun. A discussion of the film will follow. “This new event will be more down-to-earth and the ticket prices will be lower – so we also want to attract especially the younger audiences,” said head of Culinary Cinema Thomas Struck.
“We are very pleased to make the idea of Slow Food attractive to Berlinale audiences with street food,” added Bernd Maier from Markthalle Neun. “We will offer cuisines specific to different countries, ranging from Korean to southern German – delicacies whose origins and histories can be savoured immediately. Good quality affordable for everyone.”