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Berlin: ‘Green Week’ Trade Fair to Present Croatia’s Rich Cuisine

The Green Week trade fair for agricultural products, gardening and food is coming up in Berlin. Croatia, a country which has a very diverse and delicious cuisine, is the main partner this time.

Croatia’s beauty is unmatched. Whether it is the area around Ilok on the Danube riverbanks in the north-east or the Dalmatian coast line, visitors will be stunned, including those who have seen it all before. The country’s cuisine is more than impressive as well.

Culinary Treasures

In Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, ‘Zagrebachka Schnitzla’ is a great choice. It is something like Cordon Bleue, but in a roll, and contains the most delicious sauces ever. In Trogir, a picturesque little town on the Čiovo peninsula, the greatest fish and octopus on Earth will be brought to the numerous little restaurants.

Now the fascination of Croatian food will hit Berlin, when the Green Week commences on January 17th, 2020. Both industry representatives and the general public love the trade fair for all of its culinary treasures. Besides, there is a lot to see.

Croatia will be filling fair hall 10.2 with gastronomic specialties, especially from Isria, Dalmatia, Slavonia and Central Croatia. The Agriculture Ministry in Zagreb is convinced the Green Week is “Europe’s best stage” for introducing agricultural and food products, and they are right. It will all be there, including meat, fish, olive oil, truffles and wines. ‘Hvala liepa‘, everyone.

Bio and Street Food

As you may have guessed, there is a lot more. For instance, street and bio food are being showcased at fair hall 1.2. This part includes unconventional and exotic snacks in a million variations. Those include Mexican burritos, Korean chicken, American hot dog wraps, Italian pasta, Hungarian ‘Langos’ and pastry of many different kinds. Let’s not even mention all the beverage surprises they will offer.

Especially in Berlin, bio food is not just an option, but a way of life or even an obligation. All over Germany, the bio food market is gigantic and growing further. More and more Germans want food that is produced in more ecological ways. So it is no surprise corresponding products are being introduced at the Green Week. At this year’s fair, bio food is all over the place, in virtually all halls.

Fair trade is yet another aspect the Green Week’s organizers have not forgotten. The German Agriculture Ministry will be present in hall 1.2b, in order to raise awareness. “Sustainable living is a challenge”, Agriculture Minister Gerd Müller conceded beforehand. But his people at the ministry’s large stand will deliver answers.

Focus on Africa

Africa is a continent the Green Week will be focusing on as well. As many as fourteen African countries will be represented. They are Algeria, Ethiopia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Congo, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda. In hall 1.2b, they will present a wide range of products, including cocoa, dried fruit, chocolate, peanut butter, herbs and truckloads of delicious dishes.

Those who want even more than all of the above should refrain from worrying, because that is exactly what they will get at the Green Week. The trade fair commences on January 17th and ends on January 26th, 2020. Detailed information about tickets and everything else is available here.

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