Dienstag, 06.10.2020 – “Let’s SauerKraut!”


Dienstag, 06.10.2020 – “Let’s SauerKraut!”




Well, Sauerkraut is known to be the German food. The „Krauts“ in Australia celebrated German Week! And we had prepared for a delightful night of food at the magnificent Lumiere Studio in the company of Miele Appliances. But there was not only Sauerkraut 😉

While contestants and judges attended the cooking show you were able to join in via our live stream (full video link at the bottom) – thanks Carlos from H2H Studios! Yes you can still cook with us in real time, both recipes are published below! You will also find out more about VIPs, contestants and judges when you scroll down.


On 6 Oct at 6-7:30pm you were able to join us for the inaugural German Week cooking comp! Required ingredients were published below with a few funny extras to irritate you – as yet the recipe had not been revealed! The 4 contesting teams (Bios below) were shown the recipes of one typical German main and one typical German dessert dish a few moments before the show. 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 our most engaging live viewers Lesley, Vincent, Sandra, Louise, Tina, Lucas, Katharina – love your support! While not all could win – the engagement was fabulously funny!




Achtung – they were designed to irritate you as to not reveal the recipe. However, if you had these things at home, you were 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 were notified the next day.


The Teams (click to enlarge):

#1  –  Team Brisbane City – Nicole and Cr David McLachlan

#2  –  Team Oktoberfest Brisbane – Kim and Boris Zoulek

#3  –  Team Learn German – Kerstin Liebchen and Ben Poxon

#4  –  Team German Consulate – Michael Rosemann and Claudia Luettringhaus


Executive Chef & Lumiere Owner Shannon Kellam
also joined in the fun as cooking demonstrator!

Coordinator & Food-Stylist Catharina Thuemling
was guiding our contestants through the show!

SBS German correspondent Katharina Loesche was moderating
with entertaining skill! She had some extra special questions and challenges ready for the contestants!



The Judges……

……….are high school students from Queensland’s two only German Immersion schools – with very HONEST feedback…………

Kenmore State High School:
Kate Tarvit, Kitty McNaughton

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




Would you like to re-watch the show and cook in your own time?

This is the link to the full Sauerkraut live event recording



Click to view the MAIN DISH –
“HAUPTGERICHT” (Käse-Spätzle)





Click to view the DESSERT –
“NACHSPEISE” (Rote Grütze)





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


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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


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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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Montag, 12.10.2020 – German-Australian Science and Innovation Day

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