Author: Mary Scherpe

Produce in Berlin: Food Assembly

Last week, I had the most amazing creamy and fresh Frischkäse I ever had in Berlin, I ate it directly out of the glass, I spread it on sliced Kohlrabi, I had it with currant jam on fresh toast, I finished the whole jar in less than 3 days. Where did I get that wondrous dairy product, you ask? From Erdhof Seewalde, a farm about 90km north of Berlin, that delivers their produce to many of Berlin’s Michelin star adorned restaurants, but isn’t big enough to be present at Berlin’s farmers’ markets. Did I drive there just for a glass of fresh cheese? It would’ve been worth it, but I didn’t, it was way easier: I got it at Food Assembly.

Coming up: Burgers & Hip Hop ASIA

This is basically what you wanted all the time, amirite? You guys voted for Asian inspired burgers over and over again, making it the most popular burger variety at our beloved Burgers & Hip Hop since we started. So it was about time to devote an entire edition to this rather special breed of burgers: we’re going all Asian at the next Burgers & Hip Hop at Prince Charles on June 4th! Join us for a night of nori stuffed patties and coriander wrapped buns and enjoy them all with our Burger Feast ticket!

Escape: Foraging in Brandenburg

Most of the things I learnt about foraging as a kid are buried somewhere in my brain, I just forgot where… When I went on a guided foraging tour last week, many memories came back. Jonathan Hamnett, our guide of Grunewald Foraging, never went foraging as a kid, but discovered the joy this brings him later in life – maybe that’s the reason he’s now eager to share his knowledge and actually enjoys to bring us lazy city-people out into the fields and woods surrounding Berlin and taste the many pleasures nature offers. You should join him! I did…

Escape: Hessenburg

I love the countryside around Berlin, down to the Spreewald and all the way up to the Ostsee. However, if you wanna stay the night, things get tricky: most hotels don’t match the beauty of the surrounding nature, to put it politely. If you agree, you might be feeling the same joy I did when I discovered this gem through a lovely email sent to me by a landscape architect who highly recommended the Kranichhotel close by Stralsund as an escape destination. I clicked the link and floored I was. Couple weeks later, I packed my dog, jumped in the car and headed north to find the most beautifully renovated mansion in the middle of nowhere.