READ: My Berlin Kitchen
September 25, 2012, 12:40 pm
If you loved Julie and Julia
, you will eat up Luisa Weiss's story of food, love and a leap of faith, plus recipes!
MY BERLIN KITCHEN
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My Berlin Kitchen
tells the story of how one thoroughly confused, kitchen-mad perfectionist broke off her engagement, quit her dream job, and found her way to a new life, a new man, and a new home in Berlin — one recipe at a time.
Luisa Weiss grew up with a divided heart, shuttling back and forth between her father in Boston and her Italian mother in Berlin. She was always yearning for home — until she found a new home in the kitchen. Luisa decided to bake, roast, and stew her way through her unwieldy collection of recipes over the course of one tumultuous year.
The blog she wrote to document her adventures in (and out) of the kitchen, The Wednesday Chef
, soon became a sensation. But she never stopped hankering for Berlin. Luisa will seduce you with her stories of foraging for plums in abandoned orchards, battling with white asparagus at the tail end of the season, orchestrating a three-family Thanksgiving in Berlin, and mending her broken heart with batches (and batches) of impossible German Christmas cookies.