Discover Germany, Issue 40, July 2016

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Discover Germany | Wine & Dine | Top Culinary Region Germany

Top Culinary Region Germany

Potsdam-Mittelmark Living like a god in the Mark Brandenburg Potsdam-Mittelmark is one of Brandenburg’s most interesting regions. While its northern part impresses with an exceptional water abundance, the southern part is coined by the High Fläming’s castle-covered hills. Enchanting forests, lively creeks and flat lowlands with vast meadows round off the picture. As creative and extravagantly beautiful as the nature is here, the locals who work in the regional food industry are just as inspirational as well as productive. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF

It is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Potsdam-Mittelmark; but the region is perfect for gourmets. Here, the picturesque surroundings create the foundation for concentrated inspiration so that locals have developed a variety of unexpected products from the

natural resources that grow here despite the region’s sparse soil quality. With this big portion of inventiveness, one can look forward to impressive and innovative products. Thus, Discover Germany thought it would be a great opportunity to take you on a small culinary trip and handpicked a

small number of the region’s many great entrepreneurs. A personal touch Conscious enjoyment and appreciating where high-quality products come from becomes more important. Thanks to Berlin’s top chefs, this is a place where the motto ‘class, not mass’ is at the core of its doings is increasingly put in the limelight – Potsdam-Mittelmark. Here, above all, region, quality and manual work are important. Steffie Marquardt, PotsdamMittelmark’s business development representative, says: “What I value most, however, are the faces and stories behind the products. In Potsdam-Mittelmark, most companies are family businesses which have existed for many generations. This highly productive combination of youthful curiosity and experience brings about creativity and innovativeness.” Due to the many forests and its water abundance, the region offers fish, game, asparagus, vegetables and fruits. A rarity From left: Susanne Engels from Forellenhof Rottstock with sturgeon. © Marek Schovannek Michael Schultz from Schultz’ens Siedlerhof in Glindow. © Julian Staehle Cheese farm Hennig. © Family Hennig Prussian mustard‘ from ‘SenfElfen Feinkost’. © Susanne Posth, Senf-Elfen Feinkost

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