This weekend has been all about brunch: a brunch testing at a Friedrichshain venue yesterday and a Berlin food blogger’s brunch today. Both have been wonderful and I will write about it soon – however, today it’s about foodie adventure on the seaside that we experienced short ago. Summer and swimming season is far away, nevertheless we spent a weekend at the seaside. It’s most lovely when there’s some hills and deep forest involved, too, and you can have it all in a region called Granitz on the island of Rügen, a landscape on the German coast of the Baltic Sea. It’s only a few hours trip away from Berlin, and we happily enjoyed the woods, the seagulls, the special historic architecture – and as much fish sandwiches as a vegetarian can stand ;-). Continue reading →
Not long ago, we spent a wonderful winter spring’s day at the lovely little village Caputh. It’s a good place to enjoy the wind, to take a very short trip with a little ferry and to watch many different water birds taking a bath (despite the mild weather, you better not join them at this time of the year…). Continue reading →
The movies are back in town – Berlinale Film Festival opened on Thursday evening for the 64th time. Since a couple of years, a foodie section is part of the game as well – it’s called Culinary Cinema, and it starts today. The agenda ist tough: films and dinner parties, hosted by famous chefs. This year, Culinary Cinema goes Kiez – which means that the film festival will be a guest at Markthalle Neun (German language), one of Berlin’s most interesting places when it comes to local food. Continue reading →
Last week, Berlin people enjoyed some wonderful winter wheather. Snowy parks, ice on the rivers and canals – everything looks more lovely and feels more calm this way. When snow and ice started to melt again, the winter departing atmosphere was o beautiful that Arne captured some impression in a short video: Continue reading →
Many cities and regions did it already – in Berlin, we didn’t so far (at least as long as I know). Now, Melanie from mangoseele had the beautiful idea to bring Berlin on the map, too – with a food blogger’s get-together! I would like to support her in this, and thus, we invite all Berlin food bloggers to get to know each other and to have great food at the same time at the bfbb – berlin food blogger brunch. Are there any among our English-language readers who live and blog in Berlin? Come and join us! And any other bloggers who are in town at this very date for a weekend trip or so are of course invited, too: Continue reading →
You might have already recognized, that regular blogging is still quite a challenge for me, like in December already. I guess I need a new work-life-blog-balance concept – although the next time-catcher is already at the doors. Today’s urban shot shows a detail of one of its main venues, and you might want to make a guess what event I’m talking about. It’s all about the movies…. Continue reading →
Here we are in 2014, and once again, I wish all of you a very, very Happy New Year! Normally, when January starts, we are right in the middle of winter, but currently we kind of approach spring already. Some flowers seem to nearly blossom and birds have started to sing. It’s crazy… Continue reading →
After Christmas is before New Year’s Eve isn’t it. I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday season’s time so far, and with 2014 ahead, I have a last 2013′s treat for you: I made macaroons at home. That’s kind of unbelievable – first, I miss a great many talents needed for refined patisserie (first and foremost patience, and last but not least a co-operative oven); second, I haven’t been a big fan of those trendy French double-biscuits filled with ganache or cream so far. Baking procedures seemed far too complicated to me, and the cookie’s themselves a bit too cute… Continue reading →
Without any initial idea for a certain recipe, the kale & truffles connection has been on my mind for quite some time already – absolutely down to earth the former and very refined the latter. Indeed, truffles grow and look quite grounded as well which is not the least a good reason for me to really love them.
As both of them have such an artistic appeal already – the kale with feathery leaves and the tubers with an almost graphically patterned surface – I took them to B.L.O. ateliers and got inspired by a work in process painting by Constance and by the area’s surroundings. On my way home, two recipes that I have prepared several times already with spinach crossed my mind. That’s how the rough green finally joined truffles on our plates, too. Continue reading →
Today, I introduce a cookbook by journalist Dominik Flammer and photographer Sylvan Müller which unfortunately has not yet been published in English language. It is called Das kulinarische Erbe der Alpen – Das Kochbuch which would translate to “The culinary heritage of the Alps – The Cookbook”. The book has been published in German language by AT Verlag, and the friendly team provided me with a review copy of this excellent cookbook.
There has been a predecessor and a TV series, both called Das kulinarische Erbe der Alpen, introducing culinary traditions, new food developments in the alpine region and authentic manufacturers of cheese, honey, herbs, vegetables and many more local products. Continue reading →