Author: Mary Scherpe

Bread in Berlin

A great Berlin day starts with an announcement of Malin Elmlid, that she’s baking and bread is available for trading. If you’re quick enough, you will enjoy one of her special sourdough breads in the evening. Best to be had with fresh butter from Brodowin. Follow her facebook page to get alerted when the oven is switched on again!

Escape: Brodowin

I am quite sure you’ve heard the name “Brodowin” already – most likely on a milk bottle in your favorite coffee shop or in your local Bioladen. It is by far the best milk you can get in Berlin, and even better, you can visit the cows that  provide it , they live happily just 80km north of Mitte. Which is what I’ve done this past weekend.

white breads at Sironi, Markthalle IX, Berlin

Berlin’s Best Bread: Sironi

Update: This beautiful Italian bakery won the first Berlin’s Best Bread tasting with its Pane di Milano!

Although I was very sure to predict bread as the most important topic of 2013, the local bakery scene hasn’t yet flourished with new openings and offerings. But now, as we’re about to leave summer behind, a seriously recommendable new bakery just started its business in what is the most exciting location for food ventures in Berlin right now: at Markthalle IX.

Tea in Berlin: Companion Tea

I like it when things go well. And they’re going very well for one of my favorite coffee businesses in Berlin: Companion Coffee. Apart from being busy with their coffee branch in Voo Store, they’ve now enhanced their business towards tea, offering a carefully selected small range for you to enjoy there or to take home. This is a Lakyrsiew black tea from India, harvested in July 2012 from a family-run, artisanal garden.

Sweets in Berlin: Du Bonheur

There’s something seriously missing in Berlin: Canelés. After Ralf Rüller stopped making them for The Barn (thanks to a lack of buyers…!?), I was devoid of any possibility to enjoy those little sweet treats with the soft center enclosed by a thick, caramelized crust. When I read on Foodie in Berlin that this new Patisserie on Brunnenstraße offered them, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them.