The Wednesday Chef cooks her heart out, finds her way home, and shares her recipes with us It takes courage to turn your life upside down, especially when everyone is telling you how lucky you are. But sometimes what seems right can feel deeply wrong. My Berlin Kitchen tells the story of how one thoroughly confused, kitchen-mad perfectionist broke off her engagement to a handsome New Yorker, quit her dream job, and found her way to a new life, a new man, and a new home in Berlin—one recipe at a time. Luisa Weiss grew up with a divided heart, shuttling back and forth between her father in Boston and her Italian mother in Berlin. She was always yearning for home—until she found a new home in the kitchen. Luisa started clipping recipes in college and was a cookbook editor in New York when she decided to bake, roast, and stew her way through her by then unwieldy collection over the course of one tumultuous year. The blog she wrote to document her adventures in (and out) of the kitchen, The Wednesday Chef, soon became a sensation. But she never stopped hankering for Berlin. Luisa will seduce you with her stories of foraging for plums in abandoned orchards, battling with white asparagus at the tail end of the season, orchestrating a three-family Thanksgiving in Berlin, and mending her broken heart with batches (and batches) of impossible German Christmas cookies. Fans of her award-winning blog will know the happy ending, but anyone who enjoyed Julie and Julia will laugh and cheer and cook alongside Luisa as she takes us into her heart and tells us how she gave up everything only to find love waiting where she least expected it.
This recollection begins with the life of a German family at the beginning of the First World War and continues with their struggles in the aftermath of the Second World War. After the war Berlin was mostly rubble and the Cold War was heating up. The Berlin Blockade and the construction of The Wall placed the city in the center of the Cold War. After the Bombs reflects on the hardships and strict society of the first half of the 20th century in Germany. Heidi Smith responds to these challenges with an adventurous spirit that reminds us all that we are stewards of our own destiny.
The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, from Pfeffernüsse toStreuselkuchen
Author: Luisa Weiss
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
From her cheerful Berlin kitchen, Luisa Weiss shares more than 100 rigorously researched and tested recipes, gathered from expert bakers, friends, family, and time-honored sources throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. German baking has influenced baking traditions around the world for generations and is a source of great nostalgia for those of German and Central European heritage. Yet the very best recipes for Germany’s cookies, cakes, tortes, and breads, passed down through generations, have never before been collected and perfected for contemporary American home bakers. Enter Luisa Weiss, the Berlin-based creator of the adored Wednesday Chef blog and self-taught ambassador of the German baking canon. Whether you’re in the mood for the simple yet emblematic Streuselkuchen, crisp and flaky Strudel, or classic breakfast Brötchen, every recipe you’re looking for is here, along with detailed advice to ensure success plus delightful storytelling about the origins, meaning, and rituals behind the recipes. Paired with more than 100 photographs of Berlin and delectable baked goods, such as Elisenlebkuchen, Marmorierter Mohnkuchen, and Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, this book will encourage home bakers of all skill levels to delve into the charm of Germany’s rich baking tradition. Classic German Baking is an authoritative collection of recipes that provides delicious inspiration for any time of day, whether it’s for a special breakfast, a celebration with friends and family, or just a regular afternoon coffee-and-cake break, an important part of everyday German life.
FOOD & WINE's annual cookbook is filled with more than 680 of the year's best recipes from chefs around the world. This expertly curated collection features fabulous dishes, fresh flavors, and new ways to prepare familiar ingredients. Discover creative ideas for every occasion, from weeknight dinners and weekend brunches to cocktail parties and holiday meals. Dishes with global influences and DIY techniques reflect today's taste in food. You'll find recipes for Venezuelan Fresh Corn Cakes with Cheese, Grilled Masala Prawns,Tunisian Chicken Skewers, and Sweet-and-Spicy Spareribs with Korean Barbecue Sauce; instructions for homemade mozzarella and DIY Chinese dumplings; as well as updated takes on classic dishes, such as Pork Milanese with Dandelion Greens Salad and the perfect Caramel Layer Cake. Look out for contributions from some of the biggest names in food, including Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Tyler Florence, and more. Gorgeous color photographs throughout provide endless inspiration, while clear instructions and step-by-step photographs guarantee delicious success.
Delicious Plant Based Recipes That Can Be Enjoyed by anyone
Author: Jessica Prescott
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Vegan Goodness is colourful collection of exciting plant-based recipes that can be enjoyed by anyone. With over 60 inspiring dishes, Jessica shows readers that cooking with plants can be gutsy and flavourful. With a light-hearted, playful approach to the photography and design, each recipe is laid out with all the ingredients on show, so readers can see at-a-glance, what they need. Vegan Goodness is not just another vegan cookbook: it is about unapologetic cooking that puts taste first. Take the inventive Pulled Jackfruit Tacos (that actually tastes like pulled pork!), or the Asian-inspired Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake - this is delicious, innovative food that everyone can enjoy and easily recreate at home. Written in Jessica’s passionate, funny and no-nonsense style, Vegan Goodness will be sure to get you excited about cooking and is guaranteed to get you eating better.
There is nothing quite like sitting down to a meal with people you love. It’s a chance to switch off, share stories and enjoy time spent together. In Vegan Goodness: Feasts, Jessica Prescott invites you to embrace the ritual of cooking and eating together with over 70 fresh and exciting plant-based dishes perfect for entertaining and sharing with loved ones. From a crowd pleasing hearty One-Pot Black Bean and Lentil Chilli to the vibrant and fun Summer Rolls that can be easily assembled at the table, Jessica also includes a variety of inventive sides, condiments, barbecues, show-stopping cakes and go-to cocktails that will spritz up any social gathering. Whether you’re in a cooking mood and want to spend all day in the kitchen, going to a potluck dinner with a bunch of friends, or perhaps you just want a simple feast, to share with your housemates, partner or kids, Vegan Goodness: Feasts is packed with tasty, inspiring and satisfying plant-based meals that will satisfy vegan and meat-eaters alike.
Now in one volume—the first three novels in Philip Kerr’s New York Times bestselling historical mystery series starring hard-boiled detective Bernie Gunther... “A Chandleresque knight errant caught in insane historical surroundings. Bernie walks down streets so mean that nobody can stay alive and remain truly clean.”—John Powers, Fresh Air (NPR) Ex-policeman Bernie Gunther thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin. But then he went freelance, and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. And even after the war, amidst the decayed, imperial splendour of Vienna, Bernie uncovered a legacy that made the wartime atrocities look lily-white in comparison... This collection includes: MARCH VIOLETS THE PALE CRIMINAL A GERMAN REQUIEM