Well…! Sauerkraut is known to be the German food. The „Krauts“ in Australia are having a cook-off this Saturday at 5pm (6pm Sydney, 9am Berlin)! We have prepared for an exclusive night of food at the Miele Experience Centre in Newstead. But there will not only be Sauerkraut 😉
This year the difficulty level will be increased after Oktoberfest Brisbane won the title of Spätzle-Master last year!
This year there will be two dishes that were traditionally cooked in former East Germany. Two teams will be cooking, German students will be judging, and challenges will be entertaining!
This event will be LIVE-STREAMED 5pm Brisbane – 6pm Sydney – 9am Berlin times via our BGW Facebook page and embedded right here for you in time to watch. To interact with us during the event, please head to the comments section in Facebook – share your questions, comments and opinions with us.
In Germany, the average per capita consumption of sauerkraut is approximately 2.6 pounds, down from 4.4 pounds 40 years ago.
In WWI and WWII, the slang word “kraut” was used to refer to sailors and ultimately all German soldiers because of the long history of German ships being outfitted with Sauerkraut as part of daily food rations to prevent scurvy.
In the 18th century, explorers like Captain Cook used sauerkraut to prevent scurvy during long sea voyages, bringing as much as 25,000 pounds of the Vitamin-C rich ferment along on voyages.
The Germans gave sauerkraut its popular name but the Germans did not invent sauerkraut. (The ancient Chinese did while building the Great Wall of China!)
Date: 9 October, 2021 Start Time: 6:00 pm Event Location: Virtual Event (Facebook Live Stream)
Miele Studio | Lumiere Brisbane,
194 Breakfast Creek Rd,
Newstead Qld 4006.