Social Cooking: Real Life "Come Dine with Me"


Since I moved to Germany a few months ago, I have been trying different new ways of meeting people. From Couchsurfing.org meetings to cultural events organised by expats in Germany, all of them turned out to be really fun and I have met truly amazing people!
But lately, life was getting a bit slow again until I found out through a friend about a movement created in 2011 by food lovers around Germany called Cookasa or also known as Social Cooking. 
 
The pricipal idea behind it is to meet people through cooking events and it’s run for the most part through facebook groups and events. So far, it can be found in several cities across Germany (Oldenburg, Hamburg, Bremen, Munich, Nuremberg, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen) and also in Vienna, Austria, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it would soon take on a more international scale! Maybe one of you’d be interested in starting your own Cookasa regional group? Below I will summarise the main procedures for the perfect social cooking evening:
Any member of the group can propose an event, but for it to actually take place a few things will be necessary:
I have to admit that I am sometimes a bit scared of big groups, I’m much better at one-on-one social situations, but the Sushi evening I attended to last Friday was definitely a life-changing experience. Really open and friendly people that made me feel right at home from the moment I walked into their lives.
Some say the way to a man’s heart is through their stomach…I’d like to expand that a bit more and include that the way to new friends’ hearts is through a nice evening of cooking and eating all together :D

Enjoy!

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