A Culinary Dialogue

Wanderlust Küche - Manila

A series of events on German & Filipino food culture

Street food, super food, craft beer - the world of eating and drinking is as dynamic as never before. Nothing connects people from different backgrounds as much as a pleasurable meal. With this in mind, the Goethe Institutes of Southeast Asia are bringing the countries of the region together around the table. Throughout November 2018, the project Wanderlust Küche - A Culinary Dialogue will unite Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand under the motto "Tafeln ohne Grenzen" (Tables without Borders). For this particular part of the project, a professional German cook joins forces with a master chef from a partner country. Together they create an international menu for a select number of guests. The project also features numerous other events centering on the topic of culinary art and tradition.
Manila will have its fair share of food-related activities lined up for November -- Goethe-Institut's de facto culinary month in the region -- starting with an exhibition on German food and cookbooks to the culminating German-Filipino fusion dinner prepared by chefs Kalel Chan of M Café and Steffen Burkhardt of the collective Werteköche

Admission to all events are free and open to all, unless otherwise specified. 

Similar events are taking place all over this part of the world in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. To find out more, please visit the Wanderlust Küche website
  Wanderlust Küche - Manila - Program Brochure

Program Brochure

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  • 06.11.
    - 28.11.2018

    Sausage Salad & Potato Pancakes

    12:00 PM - Goethe-Institut Philippinen | Exhibition

    German cuisine is far more diverse than is often thought, and reducing it to sausages with sauerkraut is a great injustice. Find out more about German cuisine in this fun and informative exhibition. 

  • 14.11.

    Culinary Cinema: SOLINO (2002)

    6:00 PM - Goethe-Institut Library | Film Screening

    Free screenings of culinary-themed flicks at the Goethe-Institut library. First up: Fatih Akin's "Solino" from 2002. 

  • 17.11.

    Beyond the Beer

    4:00 PM - Goethe-Institut Philippinen | Crash Course

    In this free crash course, participants will be given an introduction about anything food related in Germany.

  • 21.11.

    Culinary Cinema: SOUL KITCHEN (2009)

    6:00 PM - Goethe-Institut Library | Film Screening

    Second up on the series of food-related flicks we're showing at the Goethe-Institut's library is another classic from Fatih Akin: "Soul Kitchen" (2009). 

  • 28.11.

    Culinary Cinema: TASTE THE WASTE (2010)

    6:00 PM - Goethe-Institut Library | Film Screening

    This eye-opening documentary about food waste rounds out our series of culinary-themed film screenings. Directed by Valentin Thurn, the film is aptly entitled "Taste the Waste" (2010). 

  • 29.11.

    The Magic Hour

    7:00 PM - Terraz | German-Filipino Fusion Dinner

    This elaborate 5-course dinner is a product of month's long preparation by renowned chefs Steffen Burkhardt and Kalel Chan -- a delicious reflection of German-Filipino culinary dialogue.