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Subject: Kadir Nurman inventor of the doner kebab dies in Berlin aged 80

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/13 at 10:27 am

The man who invented the doner kebab has died at the age of 80.

Turkish immigrant Kadir Nurman is widely credited as the inventor of the meal - popular with drunken revellers every weekend.

Mr Nurman, who emigrated to Germany in 1960, set up a food stall in West Berlin in 1972 where he began selling the meal.

He realised how fast-paced life in Berlin was and began to sell the meal so people in the city could carry it with them.

Since them, the kebab became a firm favourite of people in Germany and around the world.

As reported by the BBC, his efforts as a possible "doner"  inventor were recognised by the Association of Turkish Doner Manufacturers in 2011.

However, Mr Nurman did not patent his invention and so did not cash in on a potential huge fortune.

There are now believed to be about 16,000 doner outlets in Germany - including 1,000 in Berlin alone.





Subject: Re: Kadir Nurman inventor of the doner kebab dies in Berlin aged 80

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 10/27/13 at 9:13 pm


The man who invented the doner kebab has died at the age of 80.

Turkish immigrant Kadir Nurman is widely credited as the inventor of the meal - popular with drunken revellers every weekend.

Mr Nurman, who emigrated to Germany in 1960, set up a food stall in West Berlin in 1972 where he began selling the meal.

He realised how fast-paced life in Berlin was and began to sell the meal so people in the city could carry it with them.

Since them, the kebab became a firm favourite of people in Germany and around the world.

As reported by the BBC, his efforts as a possible "doner"  inventor were recognised by the Association of Turkish Doner Manufacturers in 2011.

However, Mr Nurman did not patent his invention and so did not cash in on a potential huge fortune.

There are now believed to be about 16,000 doner outlets in Germany - including 1,000 in Berlin alone.


I loved doner kebab when I was stationed in Germany, and the part about it being popular with drunken revelers is 100% correct.

Then again, I think pretty much all German cuisine was created to be popular with drunken revelers.  :D

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