No, I don’t speak German either but I understand just enough to get myself into trouble at family gatherings. You see, I married a Canadian who is first generation German. Unfortunately my cooking repertoire doesn’t speak German either. I have tried to make potato dumplings, saurbraten, rouladen, saurkraut, schweinshaxe and spaetzle with limited success. This month’s #letslunch gang decided to do fusion food in honor of @cowgirlchef’s upcoming cookbook that takes a Texan and plunks her down in a Paris kitchen.
I originally declined to play this month since I am busy with a major TV project for the Canadian Cancer Society’s relay for Life but then it dawned on my – I do fusion every day!
This one, however is a little beyond the pale even for me. A friend, @robertaweisbrot invited me to go to the German club to help prepare food for the upcoming Mosaic festival, I was dubious at best. Mosaic is a multicultural festival here in Regina that celebrates the heritage of all the cultures that have converged here in our small city. Each cultural club hosts a pavilion that spotlights their culture’s dances, music, crafts and of course FOOD! Joining in for the Mosaic preparation should have made them nervous, after all, here I am, an Italian, making Ukrainian food for the German club. So while the food is not exactly fusion, the story certainly is!
Check it out here:
Enjoy all the cultures that your community has to offer, bring your own perspective and just have fun, whether you decide to have a go at the food or not!