Usually, this is a blog about food that is prepared for you instead of by you. But I’m about to make an exception for a very good reason: Luisa Weiss aka The Wednesday Chef has published a new book called “Classic German Baking” and it’s a true beauty inside and out – an extensive collection of traditional German baking recipes, tried and tested, and adapted to the non-German reader. I visited her in her home to test one recipe with her, that’s very important to me. It’s a German christmas cookie staple, super delicious, and surprisingly easy to make: Spekulatius.
Lauren Lee, born in Korea, grew up in Canada and the US and then moved to Berlin six years ago––you might already know her alter ego, Fräulein Kimchi. She’s one of the most exciting new chefs of the city, bringing together German, Californian and Korean kitchen. And producing the best Kimchi you can get here.
I’ve had the idea of portraying chefs in their home for quite some time, there are so many people creating beautiful food but they don’t necessarily have or sometimes don’t even want a restaurant. I am very happy about the developments in the Berlin foodie scene and a growing and thriving scene of private chefs is a convincing proof for an enjoyable process. The first one in a hopefully long going series of portraits of chefs, is Daniel Groethus and his supper club and catering service Daniel’s Eatery.
I made a visit to Charlottenburg a few weeks ago to visit Luisa, a food writer who’s been running the well-known blog “The Wednesday Chef” for almost seven years now.