Dienstag, 06.10.2020 – Let’s SauerKraut!


Dienstag, 06.10.2020 – Let’s SauerKraut!

Would you like to rewatch the show and cook in your own time?
This is the link to  the Sauerkraut live event recording
Also head over to our 2020 Gallery for all images of the show.

MAIN DISH – “HAUPTGERICHT” (click to enlarge)

DESSERT – “NACHSPEISE” (click to enlarge)

Why Sauerkraut? 

Well, Sauerkraut is known to be the German food. We celebrate German Week, the „Krauts“ in Australia! And we are going to prepare for a night of food at the magnificent Lumiere Culinary Studio in the company of Miele Appliances. But not only Sauerkraut 😉

While we (contestants and judges) attend the cooking show and (due to Covid) you can join via our live stream (link on top) – thanks Carlos from H2H Studios! Yes you can cook with us in real time!

On 6 Oct  6pm you were able to join us for the inaugural German Week cooking comp! You had to anticipate about an hour, required ingredients have been published below. We have added a few funny extras to irritate you – as yet the recipe had not been revealed! The 4 contesting teams of two (also below) were shown the recipes of one typical German main and one typical German dessert dish a few moments before the show starts. Upon your engagement you had the chance to win fabulous, super valuable items thanks to Miele Australia and Lumiere Brisbane…..!

Winners have been contacted the next day – CONGRATULATIONS and thanks a lot for your entertaining engagement!!!

Special thanks to Lesley, Vincent, Sandra, Louise, Tina, Katharina – while not all could win – the engagement was fabulously funny!


Achtung – they are designed to irritate you as to not reveal the recipe just yet. However, if you have these things at home, you are all set!

Click below to enlarge.


How To Win:

To win a brand new Miele Triflex Pro Stick Vacuum or one of four Lumiere Cooking Class Vouchers……

1 – comment on the Facebook live video before it ends with the Team name you think will win.

2 – tag your favourite cooking buddy.

3 – follow all four pages: Brisbane German Week, Miele Australia, Lumiere Events Brisbane, Pop Up Girl.

WINNERS will be notified the next day.

Our SauerKraut Event Moderator Katharina Loesche  will remind you of those instructions  again during the event!


The Teams (click to enlarge):

#1  –  Team Brisbane City – Nicole and Cr David McLachlan (Australian, Australian)

#2  –  Team Oktoberfest Brisbane – Kim and Boris Zoulek (German, German)

#3  –  Team Learn German – Kerstin Liebchen and Ben Poxon (German, Australian)

#4  –  Team German Consulate – Michael Rosemann and Claudia Luettringhaus (German, German)


Executive Chef Shannon Kellam
will also be cooking as demonstrator!

Coordinator Catharina Thuemling
will be guiding the contestants through the show!

SBS German correspondent Katharina Loesche is the Moderator
of our show! She has some extra special questions ready for the contestants!



The Judges……

……….are high school students from Queensland’s two only German Immersion schools:

Kenmore State High School: Kate Tarvit, Kitty McNaughton

Ferny Grove State High School: Kyan Barry-Smith, Chiara Sansome




Did you know?! Sauerkraut Fun Facts:

  • 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: 6 October, 2020
Start Time: 6:00 pm
Event Location: Virtual Event (Facebook Live Stream) Streaming location: Miele Studio | Lumiere Brisbane, 194 Breakfast Creek Rd, Newstead Qld 4006.

Brisbane German Week Schedule 2020


Donnerstag, 01.10.2020 – The Digital Evolution

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Freitag, 02.10.2020 – German Kino Club

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Samstag, 03.10.2020 – German Unity

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Alm in Bavaira


Montag, 05.10.2020 – Language Competition

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Deutsches Bauernfrühstück | German "Farmers" Breakfast


Dienstag, 06.10.2020 – Let’s SauerKraut!

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Mittwoch, 07.10.2020 – Ruhetag

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Donnerstag, 08.10.2020 – German-Australian Business Day 2020

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Freitag, 09.10.2020 – German Arts Evening

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Bremer Stadtmusikanten | Town Musicians of Bremen


Samstag, 10.10.2020 – BIFF German Screening

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Montag, 12.10.2020 – German-Australian Science and Innovation Day

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