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Vegan Currywurst at Beelzebab, Apple Braised Cabbage and an Impromptu Vegan Dinner Party

Week 2 of Veganuary has passed with neither insult nor injury. My stomach has returned to its former not-8-months-pregnant-looking glory thanks to the week 1 bloating phase being well behind us and, at this half way mark, I’ve not really had a craving for anything non vegan or felt particularly deprived. This perceived lack of deprivation in my diet may well be coming only from the fact that I’m also knee deep in Dry January, and all minor inconveniences are paling in comparison to the fact that not a single drop of alcohol has passed my lips in 14 days. Who’s to say. Here’s this weeks highlight reel: Beelzebab at The Hope and Ruin Beelzebab are renowned the whole city over for their vegan kebabs and hot dogs, but it was the ‘loaded fries’ side of the menu that my friend and I gravitated towards when we were in for a drink this week. Currywurst (right) is £5.95 and chilli cheese fries (left) are £6.95, both an ideal portion for a carb-heavy, self indulgent, beautifully …

Vegan Currywurst

It hasn’t quite been a month yet since our adventures in Hamburg. Alas, here I am already reminiscing and feeling so nostalgic about the place that I felt a sudden urge on Friday to recreate our favourite German dish – currywurst. We had the pleasure of trying currywurst twice in the one weekend and in delightfully contrasting ways. Once on our first night in takeaway form, when we arrived very late and completely exhausted at our airbnb and thought we’d chance it with the German version of JustEat. Again on our last day, at a big touristy restaurant connected to a brewery in New Town. Both were delicious and, arguably, each as authentic as the other. What I wanted to achieve with this meal was a carbon copy of either one or the other. I’d have been happy with even the takeaway version even if just to truly recreate the taste of our holiday. I had little success with this, despite my best efforts, but will continue to plough on with my experimentations every now and …