When lockdown restrictions first hit the world in March, toilet papers were in scarce supply. Some stores even set limits to prevent shortages. In German grocers, another product was also flying off the shelves: Maultaschen.
According to a report by German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur, the COVID pandemic resulted in a growing demand for convenience. As a result, the ready-made dish gained particular popularity during lockdown.
“Maultaschen” literally translates to “mouth pockets”, which aptly describes the dish. Originating from the Swabia region, Maultaschen consists of pasta dough stuffed with minced meat, spinach, breadcrumbs and various spices. The Swabian classic was recognized as a regional specialty in 2008. Therefore, to classify as genuine Swabian Maultaschen, it must be produced in Baden-Württemberg or the administrative district of Swabia.
In 2018, the LSG Group provided Maultaschen (among other bonus dishes) for German astronaut Alexander Gerst’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
The LSG Group is currently involved in catering for ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, who is set to leave for the ISS next year. Click here for more information about the project.