We went to Oldenburg (Germany) for a weekend of Kale. Crazy but fun!
As Dutchies, we thought: Kale is Dutch, right. But no. Oldenburg is a city with a lot of Kale. Years and years they organize ‘Kohltours’. We come together at the space for Tourisme. We got a car full of food and drinks. We got a small cup around our neck to keep us warm with… SCHNAPPS! And: kale tea. Pretty good, actually. Through the city we went throwing a ball as a competition. A healthy lunch, a sandwich with kale, goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes. You can find more information at www.kohltourhauptstadt.de.
In the afternoon we had a beer tasting and yes, there was kale beer, at OL’s Brauhaus. We tasted a lot and it was amazing. The atmosphere, the beer, the people we were with.
In the night we went to Glut & Wasser. Ofcourse we had kale, but not in the Dutch way. It’s a secret how they made it. But it was delicious. The dessert was ‘Rote Grütze’, a sauce of red fruits with on top vanille sauce.
The next day we had a tour around the Botanical garden of Carl von Ossietzky Universität. They are doing research for kale. In the garden there were a lot of different type of kale from German to Italian. Our tour man Christopher told about the health benefits of kale, well, that was a lot! More info, you’ll find here.
After the tour we had kale pesto, kale spread, kale bread and even chocolate with kale.
Have you ever been to Oldenburg?
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