Monday, September 28, 2009


Yesterday I did an Oktoberfest demo at the Pearl Street Whole Foods Market in Boulder.  It was less of a demo and more of a free food giveaway, but everyone seemed to like the food.  I had a few German women tell me the offerings brought them right back to Munich.  I think that was a good thing?

Having never been to Germany, I did a little research on the holiday.  Turns out Oktoberfest is the largest people's fair in the world.  It draws over six million people each year, and that's just in Munich!  I was always confused by the name and why it's in September.  Turns out the Munich Oktoberfest, traditionally, takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October.  So there you have it...

I made some bratwurst (cooked in Oktoberfest beer, of course), roast pork with caraway and apples, braised cabbage, potato dumplings with slow cooked onion, and some kick-ass german potato salad.  We fed about 400 people and I was definitely beat after this one.  

The most bizzare part of this whole thing was the duo of musicians playing some crazy music with an accordian and bass just a weiner's throw from my table.  

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