Weyermann ® employees with foreign descent give background information on their home countries
With geographic basic knowledge everyone knows that Russia is size wise the biggest country on earth. After getting some inside information of Julia Kaiser, export specialist at Weyermann ®, Weyermann ® colleagues know way more than that, some examples:
- There are no dialects spoken in the 16 republics of the former Sowjet Union
- Instead of calling their land mother-country, they call it father-country
- As a guest invited for a meal, you never clean up your whole plate
Within the initiative of the Weyermann ® academy “Employees introducing their home countries” the co-workers are giving each other a better understanding of the different cultures and habits. Julia Kaiser left Russia, when she was twelve years old. Although living happily in Germany, she still loves her home country with 120000 rivers and 2 million lakes. Best advertisement for her mother country, one of the richest in natural resources, was also the presentation of delicious typical food. She took the effort to bake Piroschki herself, a raised pastry filled with either cabbage or potatoes, following a recipe of her grandmother.
With an interesting power point presentation, showing lots of pictures, her colleagues learnt, that there are four climate zones in Russia, that Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest lake in the world, that the Transib railway with its 9288 km is the longest railway trail in the world, and many many more interesting facts.
In her little visual excursion Julia, born in the town Barnaul in Altai-Siberia, took her colleagues through the Russian cuisine. They learnt that all kind of grain mashes, all types of bread and soups are the Russians favorites, along with pickled vegetables. “We enjoy beer with smoked and salted fish”, reports Julia from her country where Vodka is by far the favorite alcoholic drink.
But also the beer industry is very interesting, especially for Weyermann, tells Julia, who is the export specialist for Russia. Weyermann ® supplies malt for around 200 customers through a local wholesaler, bringing it to a total of 3000 tons of Weyermann ® Malt shipped to Russia each year.
Stories about leisure time activities, such as fishing or going on mushroom forays, the school system, habits and manners as well as an interesting little picture journey through the most important cities of this country with a total of 147 million inhabitants made this evening an informative and entertaining event.
Further presentations of more Weyermann ® employees with a family background in foreign countries are following soon – the Ukraine and the former DDR are coming up next.