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    Aussie/Kiwi World Tour - Austrian/German Meeting Point

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    Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:56 am Groupie
    Aussies and Kiwis (New Zealanders) will be gathering here during the week 25 June - 2 July (approx 24 June - 1 July American time) as part of our 'virtual' World Cooking Tour.

    This will be our fourth week on tour. We spent our first week in Britain, our second week 'touring' Scandinavia, Belgium and the Netherlands and the last week in France and Eastern Europe. During our trip, our tour group has cooked and reviewed many regional recipes and posted some of our own. During the next week, we hope to do the same in Germany (and Austria) and Italy.

    Please join us here during the next week. We'd love you to tell us what German and Austrian recipes we just shouldn't miss and to learn more about Germany and Austria and your connection with them.

    Kooka icon_biggrin.gif
    Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:59 am Groupie
    Aussie/Kiwis and assorted camp followers icon_wink.gif . Welcome to Vienna, Austria! Please disembark here.

    For those wishing to move on to Italy, either now, or later in the week, the Orient Express is at your disposal to ferry you between Vienna and Venice.

    Your link to our base in Italy is here.

    Please enjoy your week. You are free to cook or post recipes from anywhere in Austria, Germany or Italy at any time during the week, but please post the links to the appropriate threads.

    Kooka! icon_biggrin.gif

    Last edited by Kookaburra on Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:06 am, edited 1 time in total
    Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:01 am Groupie
    To those who are not part of our tour, but are interested in Austrian/German cooking, or have posted Austrian/German recipes on Zaar, we look forward to spending some time sampling the food from these countries.

    During our week here we'd love to meet those of you who live in Austria or Germany or have a connection with these countries. Perhaps you can suggest some recipes we just have to try while we're here. We'd also love you to suggest what 'sights' we can't miss and what restaurants we should 'dine' in while we're here.

    I'd like to introduce you to our tour group. Most of us are from Australia and New Zealand, but we seem to be acquiring a bit of a 'camp following' of chefs from other countries as we continue on our travels! icon_lol.gif :


    Tour leader, Kooka (the round one in the photo), is from the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Queensland. She’s 46 and single and has lived and worked in England and has toured most of Western Europe. Previously a marketing executive and academic, Kooka now lives quietly with Mother Kooka at their home, Avalon.

    Jewelies is from the Gold Coast, Queensland. She is married with two gorgeous young daughters and runs her own business.

    Aussie mum 2_2
    Aussie mum is from Brisbane, Queensland. She is very well travelled having lived in England, Costa Rica, the USA and Spain. Aussie’s husband is from Argentina. She has two young children.

    Susan Wareham

    Susan is from the Gold Coast, Queensland. She’s into ‘retro’ recipes and, obviously, likes a laugh!

    Jen T
    Jen is from a small town on the North Island of New Zealand. She is happily married, retired, and mum to 3 adult daughters and has both a grandaughter and a grandson.


    Jan is from Warrnambool, Victoria and works in a pub. Jan loves to travel and has been overseas several times. She is married with 5 adult sons!

    kiwidutch… andria
    Andria lives in The Hague, Netherlands, but is originally from New Zealand. She is married with two young children and works in the field of Patent Administration. Andria is interested in miniature embroidery - especially making Christening dresses for premature and terminally ill babies.

    Vege lives with her boyfriend on a dairy farm in the Hunter Valley in NSW. Vege grows her own vegetables and has her own chooks and, as her name implies, is a vegetarian. Vege is a wildlife carer, but will soon be caring for her own baby - she is due to deliver in July!

    Honni is married, retired and lives in Melbourne, Victoria. She has an adult son and daughter and two dogs. Honni likes pub-style food and enjoys sewing and collecting china and delftware.

    Nicole is an Insurance Claims Supervisor from the South Island of New Zealand. She lives with her partner and their two children. Nicole loves to read and travel.

    Daydream is from Australia, loves to travel, and seems to have accumulated a multi-cultural family with members from India, Switzerland, Sweden and New Zealand - and a German dog! Daydream loves spicy food.

    Kd is from Melbourne, Victoria. She is happily married with 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Kd is a full-time carer for her elderly father. Her passion is cooking.

    LittleKiwiChook (Kez)
    Kez is a New Zealander living in the UK. She has travelled extensively throughout Europe and has recorded some of her favourite UK/European recipes here.


    Evie (the blonde one) is from Christchurch, New Zealand but was born in Scotland. Evie is interested in car racing and loves being by the sea.

    Spinner is from Geelong, Victoria. She loves her two dogs and her crockpot! Spinner also loves to travel.

    Stardustannie (Shaz)
    Shaz is from South Australia. She is married with two growing girls (9 and 14). Shaz’s main aim is to ‘get in shape’ - not something that is likely to happen during this tour!

    Latchy lives in Queensland. She is a volunteer cook and cooking teacher for community groups in her area.


    Chrissy is from Queensland, but has also lived in the Northern Territory. Chrissy is of Aboriginal descent and inherited her love of good food from her mother who worked as a station (ranch) cook. Chrissy’s favourite restaurant serves French provincial food.

    Pink Princess
    Princess hails from Sydney, NSW and supports the Canberra Raiders. Princess work long hours, but, since stumbling across Zaar has discovered the wonderful world of Once-a-Month-Cooking. Her favourite restaurant is a Malaysian restaurant in Melbourne.

    bluemoon downunder
    bluemoon lives in Melbourne, Victoria although she is originally from Adelaide, South Australia. She has also lived in both Oxford and London, England. She insists that her Zaar name be spelt with all letters in the lower case! She admits that this makes sentences look somewhat strange. Perhaps, by the end of this tour, she will also have given up using punctuation?

    Cookgirl is from Oregon, USA. Cookgirl loves international cuisine. Her interests include craft, her dollhouse, photography, books and exploring second hand stores. Many of Cookgirl’s favourite recipes are Mexican, so she may be able to help us out when we get to Mexico on our tour.

    Kate in Katoomba
    Kate lives in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, NSW. Formally involved in the theatre in the UK, Kate now writes for a children's magazine. Kate has two children and is interested in international cuisine.

    Sackville Girl

    Joining us from London is Sackville Girl - our host for the British leg of our tour. Sackville Girl is a devotee of foods produced in a sustainable and ethical way. Her interests include international cuisine and photography.


    Also from England (although originally from East Coast Canada), Marie Alice is another Briton who just couldn't bear to see the back of us and decided to run away and join our circus! icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif She has been appointed the official 'carer' for our pilot/limousine driver John Travolta. A job which she undertakes with embarrassing gusto. icon_rolleyes.gif Marie Alice lives in a tudor cottage on a beautiful Manor Estate, working as a Chef in the Manor House. She is also a qualified Medical Secretary. MarieAlice has five children, aged 15 to 29. MarieAlice enjoys collecting cookbooks, and various crafts ... and travel.


    Angie is another 'stowaway'. Angie is from LaSalle County in Illinois and, together with Lennie, is the host of the Scandinavian Cooking Forum on Zaar. Recently married (in 2004), Angie designs advertisements for a local newspaper. Angie enjoys many interests and hobbies, including rubber stamping and henna body art. She has five cats! Angie shows impeccable taste by refusing to eat turnips.
    Fri Jun 24, 2005 7:27 am Groupie
    Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:20 am Groupie
    Willkommen, Willkommen!

    I hope you have a wonderful time whilst in Germany/Austria/Italy! icon_biggrin.gif

    I live in the UK,but was born and grew up in Germany. All my family still lives there and I try and get over to see them at least twice a year.

    One of my favourite ever roasts is Sauerbraten, I haven't tried any of the recipes posted on Zaar but here is a recipe that looks like the real thing to me, Sauerbraten recipe #6976 by ElSobrante Girl. It takes some time to make, but it's the best thing ever, served with Kartoffelkloesse (german Potato Dumplings) recipe #59894 by Last Baron and Red Cabbage, or Blue Kraut (Rotkohl, oder Blaukraut) recipe #46897 by Dancer.

    If you want to try something simpler, why not go for

    REAL German Potato Salad - direct from my friend in Frankfurt's Kitchen recipe #32631

    Green Split Pea & Potato Soup (Erbsensuppe) recipe #101378

    Heringstopf Mit Saurer Sahne (Herring Salad with Sour Cream) recipe #7366

    and you just have to have German Fruit Cake Bottom recipe #119337 by Inge, topped with strawberries and served with fresh cream.................yummy.gif
    pheasant farmer
    Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:12 pm Groupie
    Hi there ladies - nice to meet you all. I am not Austrian, but lived there for several years in the early 90's. We had a stunning old house chock full of antique furniture and art, and we were in the 19th District, which is the wine area.

    Vienna is a gorgeous city, and has a wonderful cuisine but I must admit that the country food in Austria was my favorite. Kraut flekrl, which is sauteed noodles and cabbage, the thick barley soup in the Tyrol - yum - you will love your tour of Austria.
    Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:58 pm Groupie
    Herzlich Willkommen on your tour to visit us in/from Germany and Austria!
    I was born and raised in Germany and moved to the US in 1998. I have lived in many different locations in Germany and would recomment to try the following things:
    peach bowle ...Pfirsich Bowle
    German Potatoe dumplings
    Reibekuchen (Reiberdatschi)..aka Potatoe pancakes
    Pflaumenkuchen ...german plumcake (with yeast)

    Have a wonderful time trying our food and don't forget to pair everything with beer or wine.
    Sat Jun 25, 2005 6:08 am Groupie
    The Pfirsich Bowle reminds me, you've gotta try this (shameless promotion).......

    Muddy Punch (Schlammbowle) recipe #108173
    Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:03 am Groupie
    I've been rushing around after houseguests so here's an extra Danish dish to add to an earlier week of recipes please please please... I've just made the review, 4 stars !

    Lone's Danish Lemon Dessert

    Sat Jun 25, 2005 9:11 pm Groupie
    Hello ladies! Thank you for the warm welcome and recipe suggestions icon_biggrin.gif

    For lunch today, I am visiting my Great Aunt Gretchen, who is making Wiener Schnitzel for me.

    This was the first recipe I submitted to Zaar. Great Aunt Gretchen is very disappointed that no-one from Zaar has ever tried it, as she was the one to give me the recipe in the first place!!! icon_sad.gif
    Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:44 pm Groupie
    Had Inge 1505's Mashed Potatoes and Carrots recipe #126894 4 stars with Quick Sauteed Mushrooms by Watermelon and Lamb Chops Scottadito by Barb Gertz. The latter 2 recipes being Italian and reviwed in the Italian Room. They all went together beautifully.
    Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:48 am Groupie
    We just enjoyed an authentic Austrian dish, Lizzie-Babette's Fish Baked with Sour Cream recipe #69457. Absolutely five stars.
    Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:37 am Groupie
    Latchy wrote:
    Had Inge 1505's Mashed Potatoes and Carrots recipe #126894 ....

    Try it. This is one of my all time favorite and Inge (for explanation: I am married to her) is making it for me whenever I like it. This dish remebers me of my childhood, but I still like it so much, that you should not miss it on your tour.

    BTW: It is an exellent "Carbo-Loading" recipe for all runners. And I guess you will have to run a lot on your virtual tour.

    To all of you:
    Herzlich Willkommen in Deutschland. If you are coming through Bonn, the former capital of Germany, do not miss the restauarnt called "Aennchen" in Bad Godesberg (part of Bonn, though people there do not like to be called 'Bonner').
    Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:44 am Groupie
    You have to try "Käsekuchen". This is a MUST. Unfortunately, I do not have posted my own recipe here. I will do so, but maybe it is to late for your visit. I have found a recipe at ZAAR which comes as close as possible to my idea of a 'true 'Käsekuchen.icon_wink.gif Please take into account that I would never answer YES to anybody asking me, if there is a better Käsekuchen than mine. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif Don't take this seriousely, but Käsekuchen is an tradition in our family. I would die for it, but it has to be the Käsekuchen I know from my childhood.

    Try Oma's Käsekuchen (#67513)
    It is exelent
    Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:12 pm Groupie
    Oh dear! We don't seem to have been seduced by those sexy Italian chefs this week - somewhat neglecting the wonderful fare of Germany and Austria. I had planned to make several dishes this week, but Mother Kooka has been very unwell (on the mend now) and I just haven't had time for much other than being a 'nurse'!

    To our German/Austrian hosts - thank you SO much for your input. I'm sure that many of us have saved your recipes to our cookbooks and will cook them in due course.

    For now, however, here is the list of German/Austrian recipes cooked to date.

    German/Austrian Recipes: Cooked, Reviewed or Posted.

    Main Course
    Wiener Schnitzel by Daydream (cooked by Daydream for this tour) also 5 stars from Jen T.
    Fish Baked with Sour Cream by Lizzie-Babette - 5 stars from Susan Wareham

    Mashed Potatoes and Carrots by Inge 1505 - 4 stars from Latchy

    Today is our last day in Germany/Austria. Tomorrow we move on to Greece and North Africa. However, participants have until Tuesday afternoon (Australian time) to cook and review German recipes and post details of their review here, in the German thread.

    Kooka icon_biggrin.gif
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