Author: Mary Scherpe

Links in Berlin: Spring Fever

Spring is the time to let old habits go and establish new traditions. The Berlin blogging scene is flourishing like the cherry trees at Landwehrkanal and it would be a shame to not applaud their work. Which is exactly what we will do in a new weekly feature presenting the finest blogged content from the past week. Enjoy:

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Art in Berlin: John Bock at Sprüth Magers

Past Friday saw the opening of John Bock’s first solo exhibition at the Sprüth Magers gallery in Mitte – it’s called Knick-Falte in der Schädeldecke (though you probably shouldn’t even try to translate this title, I’ll still give it a try: folding line in the skullcap), presenting three groups of work from between 2010 and 2014.

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Food from Berlin: Wild.Kräuter

Berlin’s spring is having kind of a jump start this year, and while the fresh green springs in parks and on lawns, some might feel the urge to fuel themselves with fresh foods of the same color. Sadly, Berlin is still lacking in decent green smoothie and cold-pressed juices vendors, but don’t be afraid – your spring detox is saved with the fabulous delivery service of Wild.Kräuter.

And if you can’t wait to try, we’re giving away four one-day detox packages in this post!

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Cake in Berlin: No Fire No Glory

You already know that No Fire No Glory is one of our favorite coffee makers in Berlin – now you can add cake to the list of things that are great about this place. Since about last December, Laura, the creator of Tausendsuend, takes care of their sweets departments with such delicious things like chocolate syrup cakes, banana bread and these lovely almond tartelettes with either raspberry, currants or honey melon with thyme. Surprised by the latter? Don’t be, Laura does other amazing things like a cake with vodka and tonka bean buttercream wrapped in dark belgian chocolate with raw cocoa nibs, topped with blackberries and salted caramel. Yes, she does.

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Bento in Berlin: Gobento

Gobento is one of these hole-in-the-wall places whose interior design doesn’t promise too much and then surprises you with delicious, creative and original food – Bento boxes filled with little bundles of Japanese joy. And so very reasonably priced, it’s actually unbelievable.