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RIP: Kadir Nurman, Creator of doner kebab dies in Berlin

Melanie Wong Oct 26, 2013 11:59 PM

"Nurman never patented his creation, and did not make much of a profit from the doner’s success, but in an interview with the Frankfurter Rundschau in 2011, he insisted that he was happy so many Turkish people were able to forge a living from selling doner kebabs, and that he was happy millions of people ate them."


  1. linguafood Oct 28, 2013 09:09 AM

    Aw. What a wonderful contribution he made to the assortment of late night drunk eats.

    A good legacy, for sure.

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    1. re: linguafood
      Melanie Wong Oct 30, 2013 04:52 PM

      Heheh, when I ran across that headline I was surprised that there was a named "inventor" of doner kebap. Like most things, that's not without controversy, per this piece from Kebabistan.

      1. re: Melanie Wong
        linguafood Oct 30, 2013 04:56 PM

        Thanks for that link! Interesting read.

    2. pagesinthesun Oct 30, 2013 05:18 PM

      Many memories of eating doner kebap late night in beautiful Germany. Thanks for the article and bringing up a wonderful memory!

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