Estonian game and berries take center stage in Grüne Woche ({{commentsTotal}})

Elsa the cow, mascot of the Grüne Woche fair 2012
Elsa the cow, mascot of the Grüne Woche fair 2012 Source: Photo: DPA / Scanpix

Estonian stand in one of the world's biggest food, agriculture and horticulture fairs, the international Grüne Woche in Berlin, will this year focus on game and forest pickings.

The 120-square-meter exhibition of best Estonian food was put together by the Ministry of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce.

"All the best tastes and products from Estonia will be represented. We took into account the German consumers' tastes and expectation for natural and exotic food," said director of the Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce Roomet Sõrmus.

The display includes grilled elk meat sausages with Põltsamaa mustard and rye bread, elk burger in a rye pocket with smoked bacon, pickled cucumber and horseradish sauce, hunter's soup with milk-caps, smoked elk fillet, sprat sandwiches with quail eggs, Baltic herring with beer crust, cranberry cake, and so on.

The stand also presents specific Estonian products, like different cheese, kohuke (a local sweetened curd snack), wild garlic butter, fish, honey, jams, berry snacks, sweets, herbal teas, forest berry juices, dark and light beers, natural apple juice, Vana Tallinn and Kristallkümmel liqueurs, Põhjaka buck-thorn schnapps, Moe vodka and many others.

Grüne Woche will take place in Berlin on January 16-25.

Editor: M. Oll



Opinion
Easter Monday a public holiday? But you're forgetting productionEaster Monday a public holiday? But you're forgetting production
Estonia’s Easter Monday time loop: Discussing an additional day off

Every year, Estonia reliably asks itself the question whether or not Easter Monday should be made a public holiday. Opinions differ. While one side emphasizes the importance of family time, the other thinks an additional day off would threaten economic growth.

Minister of Social Protection Kaia Iva (IRL).Minister of Social Protection Kaia Iva (IRL).
Samost: Kaia Iva’s charisma could help IRL out of long-term low

In Sunday’s “Samost ja Rumm” radio debate show, editor-in-chief of ERR’s online news, Anvar Samost, and journalist and former politician Hannes Rumm discussed the potential and actual candidates for the chairmanship of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL). At the time of the broadcast, Helir-Valdor Seeder had not yet made his intention to run public.