My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss
A Love Story (with Recipes)

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“Luisa has a way of telling a story that’s nothing short of entrancing.” —Deb Perelman, author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Chocolate and Zucchini. 101 Cookbooks. The Julie/Julia Project. In the early days of food blogs, these were the pioneers whose warmth and recipes turned their creators’ kitchens into beloved web destinations. Luisa Weiss was working in New York when she decided to cook her way through her massive recipe collection. The Wednesday Chef, the cooking blog she launched to document her adventures, charmed readers around the world. But Luisa never stopped longing to return to her childhood home in Berlin. A food memoir with recipes, My Berlin Kitchen deliciously chronicles how she finally took the plunge and went across the ocean in search of happiness—only to find love waiting where she least expected it.
 

About Luisa Weiss

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LUISA WEISS was born in West Berlin and spent her childhood between Berlin and Boston. She started The Wednesday Chef, an award-winning food blog, in 2005. She has worked as a cookbook editor in Paris and New York and now lives in Berlin with her husband, Max.
 
Published September 13, 2012 by Penguin Books. 315 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cooking. Non-fiction

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But many more are ludicrously complicated, such as poppy-seed breakfast rolls that take more than three hours to make and “don’t keep well, so make sure to eat them warm the morning they’re made.” Still others require ingredients most Americans will be unable to find—e.g., one recipe calls for “2...

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Living in New York City as a young publishing assistant and scout, she lived for a while with the companionable Sam, assuaging her career dissatisfaction by cooking and eventually starting a blog inspired by Julie Powell’s, called the Wednesday Chef, in which Weiss winnowed through stacks of re...

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What do you do "when you grow up all mishmashed," born in West Berlin of an American Jewish father and an Italian mother, living part of the time in Brookline, Mass., and partly in Berlin? Why, you retreat to the kitchen to re-create the atmosphere of the place in which you were happiest.

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Christian Science Monitor

She discovered that cooking – and later, writing about food – were a way to integrate her various national identities and to find her way home.

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My Berlin Kitchen is Luisa Weiss’s food narrative/memoir hybrid, the story of her search for where she belongs, punctuated with delicious recipes.

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