It’s time to get the organic delegation back on the road. In Munich we head out to the Ministry of Agriculture to meet government employees, farmers, certifiers and various trade associations focused on organic agriculture. I am about to get a taste of the culture of this ancient land and its deep correlation with food and “Agri-Culture”. Continue reading “Bavaria and Austria Put the Culture in Ag”
After a day of rest, recuperation and culinary remediation, it’s time to get to work. The very reason I have been called on this trip is to speak about US and German organic trade. So I don my suit, heels and hose, and I march right into the American Embassy, which by chance is located next to the celebrated Brandenburg Gate! My ambassadorial work begins. Continue reading “German American Delegation Begins, Ends with Wurst Salad Ever”
I always marvel at the mysterious buoyancy of a 747 as it lifts itself and all its passengers gently off the ground. Like a feather rising effortlessly into the night sky. Cutting through the San Francisco fog I am headed to Germany and Austria, land of my ancestors, beer and bratwurst, sauerkraut and schnitzel. I head east to the motherland to promote the trade of US organic food, working with the USDA and the OTA. It’s a mission I accept with great anticipation of the culinary delights of my ancestors intermingled with heaping portions of organic dialogue.
I stand at the ready to serve! Continue reading “A German Expedition”