Koch mal deutsch…#EnjoyGermanFood

Which foods and drinks come to your mind when you think of German food? Are Schnitzel, Wurst mit Sauerkraut, Glühwein and Schwarzwaldtorte on display before your eyes right now? Nothing wrong with that, however German cuisine is so much more than its clichés!

Yesterday I found myself among the lucky bloggers invited to taste our neighbouring country’s modern and versatile cuisine as Sound of C, Duitse Dienst voor Toerisme (Germany Travel) and Toeristische Dienst Nedersaksen (Niedersachsen-Tourism) joined forces to promote the culinary assets of Lower Saxony region.

Place of Venue: Antwerp’s de Serre

Mission: prepare a 5-course meal using the region’s and other German star produce

Partners in crime: guest chef Zora Koch Ma!, Saillart Catering and fellow bloggers and food lovers



After a warm welcome, short presentation of the region and touristic and culinary assets aprons were tied and knives sharpened…if we would like something to appear on those plates, we’d better get to work…last sip of wine, auf los geht’s los!




All cooks and wannabe’s 😉 were divided over kitchen isles to work in group on the different courses and this under the watchful and guiding eye of a head chef. I was at the first course isle, which was a butternut pumpkin-soup with surprising additions 😉 Saved me some arm fitness training there ’cause chopping pumpkin is serious business!

While bloggers mingled, dishes got their final touch by the chefs in charge before being presented in walking dinner formula, all occumpanied by a selection of excellent local wines of course.








If you want to see some more photos, make sure to check Sound of C fb page end of this week.

Got hungry for German cuisine and want to try yourself? Am allowed to throw a little giveaway, sorry, only for my Belgian followers here or on IG or FB, though no worries, Germany Tourism promotes through workshops in several countries so worthwile to check out the local office in your country 😉

Now, what’s to win?

  • a bottle Keth Spätburgunder, dry, 2016
  • a bottle opener (always handy, right)
  • two books: MERIAN live! Wine guide: Discover Germany’s Wine Region and KOCH!Duitse keuken anno nu

Took a little peek and the book has some wonderful recipes, like crunchy beer-battered salsify with a curry dip, duck breast with rhubarb, Schwarzwälder-kirsch muffins and the below pictured fried elderflower, yum!


Koch cook book Duitse keuken anno nu
One of the pages from the book…

How to win? In the village Burgdorf, close to Hannover, a 750 km (jawohl!) culinary trail starts…what delicacy am I talking about? It’s a well-known delicacy here in Belgium too, in doubt? You can find the answer here Vakantieland Nedersaksen

Tell me by 27th of Sept, follow me, that would be great of course 😉 and I’ll announce the winner on 28th.

Sad because you can’t join as non-Belgian? I noted down some great tips why Lower Saxony should be on your travel radar, so head over to Lower Saxony send me the answer and in return I’ll send over some top tourist tips, you may not get that bottle of wine but end up with some great ideas to plan a next trip, deal?

Bis nächstes Mal! (I’ll be back)













4 thoughts on “Koch mal deutsch…#EnjoyGermanFood

  1. This sounds like a really fun event! Coincidentally I happen to be in Germany right now (Trier at the moment). My husband and I are cycling and eating our way along the Rhine, Mosel, Saar and other areas still to be determined. Loving the variations on Ziebelkuchen and Flammkuchen.
    I look forward to reading more of your interesting posts when I get home.

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    1. Oh yes, Flammkuchen are yummy! Sounds like a very fun cycling tour and always helps to burn off those calories from eating🤣 Trier is historically a great town to visit. Did you see the Kaiserthermen? If not yet and you have the time, do visit, very impressive and great place to take pics too😉 have fun on the rest of your trip!

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  2. Had geen idee dat daar zoveel asperges werden geteeld. Heb zwaar last gehad van pré-herfstblues, gecombineerd met drukke agenda, te laat gaan slapen en kiné…. Heb wel een leuke wandeling herontdekt (na 20 jaar) en wil die graag met jouw doen, nl in het Mechels Broek. Dinsdag gaat niet wegens cursusbegeleiding tem 9 oktober, de andere dagen meestal wel. Bedankt voor je IG berichtje, dat heeft me geholpen  Groetjes,Birgit

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    1. Ja, dieje herfstblues…dat is altijd weer zo’n horde waar je over moet, alleen is die de ene keer makkelijker te overbruggen dan de andere! Komt wel goed, als ik iets kan doen trek je maar aan de alarmbel📣📢🔔tot hiertoe heeft de infiltratie nog niet veel effect, waarschijnlijk omdat ik al teveel pijn had en het dan wat langer duurt…daar hoop ik maar op, maar indien tegen einde van de week geen verschil bel ik toch eens naar pijnkliniek. Vanavond is het weer naar kine voor het evenwicht, woensdag naar fysische voor schouder, volgende week derde keer punctie schildklier…met haken en ogen🤣ach ja, komende dagen krijgen we de zon weer te zien, dat is ook al iets☀️😍dikke knuffel!


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