Exhibitions in Frankfurt am Main, Germany for Food & Drink

Compared to other major German cities, Frankfurt doesn’t boast a large food and drinks industry, especially when it comes to manufacturing. However, the city contributes much to the culinary perception of Germany through a unique culinary profile that reflects the city’s heritage. From traditional Apple Wine to Goethe’s favorite green sauce, the local food and drink scene in Frankfurt is a delightful blend of tradition and innovation. Once a prominent wine-producing region, Frankfurt faced a climatic shift in the 16th century, leading to the replacement of vineyards with fruit orchards. Since then, Apple Wine has reigned supreme in the city's pubs with Sachsenhausen emerging as the district specializing in this crisp and tart beverage. Distinct from apple cider, Apple Wine captivates with its delicate flavor, akin to a young lambic beer. The charming serving style, poured from earthenware jugs known as bembels, adds to the unique experience. Every August, Frankfurt hosts the Apple Wine Festival at Roßmarkt. This lively event offers a chance to savor various Apple Wine varieties, explore local crafts, indulge in regional foods and discover unique apple wine accessories. The festival becomes a hub of cultural celebration and a testament to the enduring popularity of this historic beverage. For those seeking an authentic experience, Zum Gemalten Haus stands as one of Frankfurt's oldest cider houses. Open all day from 10 a.m. until midnight (closed on Mondays), it offers a glimpse into the city's cider culture. A culinary gem associated with Frankfurt's most illustrious resident, Goethe, is the vibrant Green Sauce. Combining eggs, oil, vinegar, salt and a blend of seven spices, including borage, chervil, chives, cress, parsley, salad burnet and sorrel, this sauce elevates dishes like hard-boiled eggs, boiled potatoes, roast pork and schnitzel. Green Sauce is a flavorful nod to tradition that the city is eager to preserve for generations ahead.

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