Lentil Stew with Apple

With winter comes that craving for heartier, warm meals. While Berlin weather is substantially milder than my native Canada, the desire for this kind of recipe is no different here. In fact, many German dishes are perfect for winter time cooking. This recipe is a typical german lentil stew, a great dish for a chilly … Continue reading

Braised Beans and Savoy Cabbage

This cabbage, bean, bacon and potato dish is truly surprising. It doesn’t sound like much, and to be honest it doesn’t really look like all that much either. But it is incredibly tasty and so easy to throw together that we inevitably make it at least once a month. This dish seems like it’s straight … Continue reading

Flammkuchen 2-ways: Sweet and Savory

Does Flammkuchen exist in North America? Somehow, I highly doubt it. I don’t remember ever seeing this on a menu, or in a recipe book there. It was only after moving to Berlin 5 years ago that I discovered this pizza-like pie dish. Flammkuchen (or Tarte Flambée in French) originates from the region of France that borders Germany, Alsace. … Continue reading

Hummus d’origine Berlin

This is a guest post by our friend Raha. The photo’s were taken at a little picnic we had last week at our community garden, StadtGarten.  An Israeli friend in Berlin makes the best hummus in town. We call him the “King of Hummus”. He was so good that he opened a restaurant in Mitte, Sababa. When … Continue reading

Eggs Florentine

While virtually every restaurant in Berlin serves a brunch buffet on Sundays with German classics ranging from cold-cuts, smoked salmon to “Rührei” (scrambled eggs), it is rare to find a place that serves up proper brunch dishes. A couple weeks ago we discovered “California Breakfast Slam“, a weekly pop-up brunch event which has moved several … Continue reading

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