More great Bratwurst milestones: reviews in Petits Propos Culinaires, The Oldie and a Sunday Times Food Book of the Year

If this was a tweet, it would include the hashtag #veryhappyauthor: my Bratwurst book kid is indeed doing very well out there in the big wide world. In October the genial Tom Jaine included a very generous review in the » Weiterlesen…

Eating Germany VII: a report on my Beyond Bratwurst talks at some US colleges

For all of you who wonder if I ever return to my desk in Berlin: yes, I will! But at the moment I’m still on the American east coast, proudly showing my new book around while giving talks at Hamilton, Ithaca, Cornell, NYU… It is an immense pleasure and honor to meet so many students willing to listen and learn when I tell them about German cheese, history, national identity, and we then taste some of those Alpine beauties together. » Weiterlesen…

Eating Germany IV: you say Advocaat, I say Eierlikör

What? Excuse me?  You think of Eierlikör aka Advocaat as strange gloopy stuff? Oh please, rethink. After all, mixologists presently revive all kinds of colorful sweet concoctions from Granny‘s and Auntie‘s drink cabinet. Eierlikör is actually a Dutch creation, but counts » Weiterlesen…

Eating Germany I: German Bread – know your Brot from your Brötchen

On this tour around Eating Germany, let’s start with the basics. In Germany this inevitably means bready substances, Brot und Brötchen, bread and rolls. I do apologize for the totally exaggerated length of this entry, but that comes with the subject I’m afraid – the multitudinous variety of bread and rolls in Germany is legendary. » Weiterlesen…

A new kid on the block: Beyond Bratwurst, my history of food in Germany

I’m so excited. Praenatal anxiety has made way to pure joy and pride. My new one has entered this world! I’m very happy how all the stuff that was for so long safely folded up inside my writer’s head and soul has actually transformed into a book… Please meet Beyond Bratwurst, my history of food in Germany. Chronologically, from the gruel-eating Stone Age to Berlin’s Markthalle Neun today.
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