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EXBERLINER Issue 135, February 2015

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Food, glorious food! Here in Berlin, it's not just about what we eat, but how we eat it, grow it, share it and even name it. From fancy cakes to savoury pies, high-end cocktails to juice detoxes, vegan brunches to meaty burgers, here's your year in edibles.

SUSTAINABILITY CITY “Sustainable” isn't just a buzzword in Berlin, it's a way of life: eating organically, growing locally and getting our hands dirty.

VEGAN CREEP From Tegel to Lichterfelde, a look at animal-free eating in Berlin's outer reaches.

WASTED ADVENTURES It's a great idea in theory, but how does Foodsharing – “rescuing” and redistributing supermarket leftovers – work out in the real world? We gave it a go.

BACK TO THE GERMAN FARM Cheese, sauerkraut, offal and a cow named Kevin: four Berlin food pioneers.

FOOD TRENDS 2015 “Juicing”, savoury pies, Japanese comfort food, craft cocktails and next-level patisserie: your year in eating

WHAT'S BETWEEN YOUR BUNS? Our meatiest-ever guide to Berlin's best burgers.

THE CURRYWURST STRIKES BACK Taking on Berlin's spiciest street food challenge.

DON'T JUDGE A WURST BY ITS NAME Are you being lied to? The secrets of Germany's food labelling system.

THE LEGEND OF TIM RAUE From Kreuzberg gangster to Michelin-starred chef, a very Berlin origin story.

A CHOPSTICK IN A HAYSTACK Is there any good Chinese food out there?

Also in this issue:

DEICHKIND With their new album, are the German tech-hoppers closer to taking the non-German-speaking world by storm? Probably not, but they don't care. Their first English interview!

BERLINALE It's back! Here's what to see during the 65th edition of Berlin's ultimate film fest.

GOODBYE, NEGATIVELAND A fond farewell to the iconic Prenzaluer Berg video store and “film archive”, closing Feb 15.

KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS The family that trashes hotel rooms together, stays together: Daisy Durham and her sibs rock C-Halle on Tue, Feb 24.

DIE RIXDORFER PERLEN A play about pub culture and Neukölln gentrification, with English surtitles and free schnapps! Zum Feuchten Eck an der Sonnenallee hits Heimathafen on Feb 13, 14 and 28.

Plus all the latest in film, music, art, stage, events, fashion and much more!