24.1.11

Green Week

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It's Green Week in Berlin - apparently the biggest exhibition of Food, Agriculture and Horticulture in the world. We went along to the food part of the exhibition yesterday and ended up spending the whole afternoon taste-testing our way through europe, the middle east, asia and the americas.  So much yummy food on offer and happily most things were available in small "take-home" sample sizes and not just big wholesale quanities.  We ended up buying  some delicious Italian cheese,  smoked Hirsch (deer) and a few bottles of South African red wine. Yum!
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I think one of my favourite parts of the event was seeing everyone in their traditional costumes.  Lots and lots of central europeans walking around in lederhosen and distinctive Baravian hats.  It was also funny to see what product each country or region had chosen as their "thing".  No surprises that Australia chose Kangaroo meat in all its permeations.  I think one of the strangest products I saw for sale was in the Russian area where they were promoting 'Milsch Konservative Kombinate', which translates as preserved milk made in Soviet-style cooperatives. It comes in a solid block, a little like butter or cheese.  Sounds really appealing, doesn't it?
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14 comments:

Kristina said...

Would love to visit the Green Week and try all this amazing food and drinks! Yummy!
Hope you had a great weekend, viele Gruesse,
Kristina

Jane said...

Just brilliant, Clare. Thanks so much for taking us wandering with you. J x

onagracenote said...

This sounds (and looks!)like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Hope you are still enjoying the food you bought - it's great they had sample sizes to take home. Have a lovely week. Di

ELK said...

a special peek into your world today .. looks as if it was a fun place to take phots and eat what could be better?!

HRANDICA said...

Oh,souds attempting. You made good presentation through photos. I love small bags with red print. I wonder what is in it :)?
Hugs.

andrea said...

oh I'd love to have a wander through this!

Jamie said...

So cool - I would have loved to experience this festival.

alexandra grecco said...

lovely photography.

x
Alexandra

www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

Em {Emerging Em} said...

Mmm, it all sounds and looks yummy, especially the beer! :)

Brandi said...

This looks like an amazing event. Love the photos!

Anika said...

Ohhhmannn, I am so envious. This sounds so wonderfully delicious. What is she looking at in that last photo? Infused oils??
Great photos!

lisa said...

What an amazing event this must have been!
Thank you for taking us along!!

justine said...

these shots are absolutely fantastic, amazing clarity in all of them and a great way to spend a day, never eaten deer, I loved bambi too much.

urban muser said...

looks fabulous, and i love the idea of the traditional costumes.