Tie in to World Cup fever with a selection of German flavours.
Dear Surgery: I am looking at featuring German produce and dishes on my menu during the World Cup. Where can I find some ideas?
The Surgery says: With the World Cup being held in Germany in June, it is certainly the ideal time to incorporate German produce on your menu. There is a wealth of produce and recipe ideas available to chefs through the CMA, the central marketing organisation of German Agricultural Industries, which is responsible for the generic marketing and promotion of German agricultural food and drink products.
There is a range of innovative and more traditional German dishes that could be created by pub chefs using produce readily available, such as meat varieties including sausages and hams, cheeses and breads. Among the recipe ideas chefs might like to try are Black Forest ham with asparagus spears, deep fried Blue Brie served with tomato vinaigrette, baked trout wrapped in Black Forest ham with new potatoes, a selection of open sandwiches with a choice of German meats, cheese, ham, liver on whole rye breads or a Bavarian Ploughman's with assorted German cheeses, farm or whole rye bread, butter, mouli, pickles and pretzels.