Fantastic opportunity to visit Stadt Land Food Festival in Berlin. Workshops about sausages, bread, cheese and coffee, talks and movies about good farming, good feeding and good drinking and amazing street food and German produces! Berlin may not be the most famous city in the world for its food offer but remember Berliners were going green and organic well before the word hipster made sense, their coffee shops were cool and stylish before we knew what a flat white was and they have been shopping with tote bags forever… so I believe they my not have huge resources invested in marketing and PR but they know what they do!
Having calm down the craving for sausages with a solid regime of curry wurst in the past few days spent in Berlin, on the night at the street food festival I went for a fresh and tasty herring baguette at the fish stall inside the the Markt Halle Neun. Immune to the sight of lovely Italian goodies (apparently the best focaccia in town can be found here) but finally craving for all what I was looking at, I passed all the roasting sausages, got tempted by the triple cheese Surf & Turf Burger with prawns by FISCH ART (really popular) and since I had been such a good girl I finally rewarded myself with some fine Riesling. See you there next year!
An apple workshop to increase awareness towards food production, seasonality, preservation and unnecessary food waste. Presented at the Stadt Land Food, Festival for good food and good farming in Berlin, in collaboration with Apfelschätze.
Visitors could choose their apples and work on them with an apple peeler. The peel would go to flavour a locally produced vodka; the pulp, beautifully cut in a spiral, hanged to dry and the core left to be eaten around while the seeds could be nicely packed, labelled and taken away.
I met Ines, the project creator, at the very beginning of the vernissage, when the workshop was empty and she was waiting for people to come in and being engaged, but beside the fact that I liked very much her concept in first place I could already see how cool was going to be!
I know very well how working with food is appealing, inspiring and bounding. In no time visitors were sitting around the table working on the apples and sipping on their apple wine while instructing newbies how to use the available machinery and in the all concept. The magic happened!
I found her approach fresh and entertaining, backed up by the simplicity and power of a real passion that overlooks trends. Looking forward to see her next works.
Ines was also collecting personal stories and memories around food to find inspiration for her next projects. I have so many that at that moment I felt overwhelmed and promised to come back to her with a nice story.