Chips, pommes, fries, fritten – whatever you call them, they’re all pretty much the same – potatoes fried in oil, right? Not at the Frittenwerk. Cologne’s latest fast food offering (already established in Düsseldorf since the end of 2014) is inspired by the Canadian fast food speciality Poutine. Originating in the province of Quebec, Poutine is french fries and cheese curd topped with a light brown gravy. It’s popular all around Canada and some parts of the US too. Now it’s arrived in the Rhineland. And it’s good. As proven by the daily queues snaking around the outside of the shop on Ehrenstrasse every lunchtime. It’s not just gravy covered chips on offer, there are sweet potato and garlic fries too and an assortment of toppings – like honey pulled chicken, chili con carni and BBQ pulled pork – a plethora of sauces, and other snacks such as currywurst and frikadellen. Want to know more? All the details are here: http://www.frittenwerk.com. Bon Appetit!