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Celebrating St. Nicholas Day in Luxembourg
Free – $5.00
Enjoy a family-friendly holiday cooking activity with Nicky Krieger-Loos and Marc Weydert.
Get in the holiday spirit by making traditional Boxemännchen with Nicky Krieger-Loos and Marc Weydert. This cooking class will be fun for the whole family as Nicky and Marc will make this holiday treat and share other Luxembourg holiday traditions.
This program will be offered through Zoom on Sunday, December 5, at 11am Central Time. Members, please sign in when requesting your ticket.* The Zoom link will be emailed after ticket purchase, and we will send a reminder email that includes the full recipe a few days prior to the event.
What are Boxemännchen?
These “brioche men” are among Luxembourg’s most popular holiday treats, made around Saint Nicholas Day in Luxembourg. During the holiday season, most bakeries in Luxembourg sell many variations of them to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp dry yeast
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp lukewarm milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tbsp milk or water
About Our Hosts:
Nicky Krieger-Loos is from Dudelange/Luxembourg. In 1987, as a member of the La Ronde Bettembourg folk dancing group, she visited for the first time communities in the Midwest settled by Luxembourg immigrants in the 19th century. Over the years has stayed in touch with numerous descendants of these immigrants. With her husband Carlo and their children Claire, Louis and Lucie, they have moved around the world and lived in the USA, Austria, Russia, China, and currently in Brasilia. This way she has discovered many new food styles, recipes and attended cooking classes in many different places. An optician by training, she now pursues her hobbies cooking, baking crazy birthday cakes, quilting, and upcycling all kinds of fabrics from worn-out jeans to her children’s old clothes. She also teaches cooking classes with traditional dishes as well as folk dances with Luxembourg descendants in their communities in Brazil.
Marc Weydert graduated in Education Sciences. He is a teacher by training and he’s currently working for the Luxembourg Ministry of Education as a French text book author. He is married to Luxembourg diplomat Véronique Dockendorf and they have 3 daughters, Amélie, Sophie and Julie. Prior to moving to Brussels in summer of 2020, they spent 4 years in Washington, DC, where Véronique was posted as Deputy Head of Mission at the Luxembourg Embassy. From 2008 to 2012, the family lived their first « American » experience in New York City, while being posted to the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations.
Cooking and baking is one of Marc’s favorite hobbies, amongst others like composing and making music as well as woodworking. He attended culinary classes at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and at L’Académie de Cuisine in Bethesda, MD, and animated two cooking workshops about Luxembourg cuisine at the Washington, DC YMCA in 2019 and 2020.
*Tickets are per device. So if multiple people plan to watch from the same computer, only one ticket is needed.