My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story, with Recipes by Luisa Weiss

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  • Omelette confiture
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Breakfast / brunch; Snacks; Cooking for 1 or 2; French; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggs; black currant jam
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    • Categories: Sauces, general; Cooking for 1 or 2; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; carrots; canned tomatoes; dried red pepper flakes
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  • Sour cherry quarkauflauf
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Dessert; German
    • Ingredients: quark cheese; lemons; ground cinnamon; farina; sour cherries
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    • Categories: Side dish; Italian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; baby artichokes; white wine; parsley
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    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Italian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: peasant bread; red peppers; yellow peppers; oil-cured black olives; salt-packed capers; parsley; Maldon salt
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    • Categories: Pizza & calzones; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: Italian 00 flour; fresh yeast; escarole; anchovies; scamorza cheese; tomatoes
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Quick / easy; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: breadcrumbs; parsley; Parmesan cheese; beef carpaccio
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Quick / easy; Afternoon tea; Breakfast / brunch; Cooking ahead; German
    • Ingredients: fresh yeast; all-purpose flour; milk; lemons; ground cinnamon; semolina; poppyseeds; egg yolks
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; carrots; canned tomatoes; flageolet beans
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Side dish; Cooking for 1 or 2; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Belgian endive; lemons
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    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: dried chiles; breadcrumbs; parsley; spaghetti pasta
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Quick / easy; Main course; French
    • Ingredients: whole chicken; shallots; dry white wine; tomatoes; oil-cured olives; parsley
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: tomatoes; onions; sourdough bread; ricotta salata cheese; basil
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    • Categories: Main course; Cooking ahead; Picnics & outdoors; Indian
    • Ingredients: chicken thighs; garlic; fresh ginger; jalapeño chiles; lemons; tomato paste; ground cumin; ground coriander
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    • Categories: Cakes, large; Dessert; German
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; fresh yeast; egg yolks; lemons; Italian prune plums; ground cinnamon
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    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Quick / easy; Cooking ahead; Italian
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; carrots; ground beef; ground pork; red wine; canned tomatoes
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    • Categories: Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: canned pinto beans; tomato ketchup; molasses; apple cider vinegar; mustard powder; Tabasco sauce; smoked Spanish paprika
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    • Categories: Cheesecakes; Dessert; Cooking ahead; German
    • Ingredients: farina; quark cheese; eggs; butter; lemons
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    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; instant yeast; canned tomatoes; Italian oregano; anchovies; mozzarella cheese
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    • Categories: Soups; German
    • Ingredients: yellow onions; speck (German); leeks; carrots; celery root; marjoram; split peas; chicken broth; potatoes; Wiener sausages
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    • Categories: Side dish
    • Ingredients: Brussels sprouts; dried chiles; lemons; colatura
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; Swiss
    • Ingredients: honey; all-purpose flour; oranges; lemons; nutmeg; ground cinnamon; ground cloves; blanched almonds; candied orange peel; candied citron
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    • Categories: Cakes, small; Afternoon tea; Christmas; Austrian
    • Ingredients: dried dates; dried figs; raisins; blanched almonds; powdered sugar; dark rum; all-purpose flour; eggs
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Quick / easy; German
    • Ingredients: milk; all-purpose flour; fresh yeast; egg yolks; vegetable oil; Italian prune plums; sugar; cinnamon sticks; whole cloves
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    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Cooking ahead; German
    • Ingredients: potatoes; yellow onions; beef broth; parsley
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Reviews about this book

  • Wednesday Chef

    Q & A with author Luisa Weiss

    Full review
  • Gilt Taste

    Excerpt from the book: "Why Start a Food Blog?"

    Full review
  • Yum.Fi

    It is just a case of don’t buy it FOR the recipes, but don’t necessarily ignore it because OF the life story. Sometimes the most unexpected things can and do go together without a problem.

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  • Everyday Dorie

    Subtitled "A Love Story with Recipes" this is part memoir, part cookbook and extraordinary as both. Luisa Weiss, The Wednesday Chef, is a beautiful writer and a lovely cook.

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  • ISBN 10 1469236427
  • ISBN 13 9781469236421
  • Published Sep 03 2013
  • Format Misc. format
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Brilliance Corporation
  • Imprint Brilliance Corporation

Publishers Text

The Wednesday Chef cooks her heart out, finds her way home, and shares her recipes with us.

It takes courage to turn your life upside down, especially when everyone is telling you how lucky you are. But sometimes what seems right can feel deeply wrong. My Berlin Kitchen tells the story of how one thoroughly confused, kitchen-mad perfectionist broke off her engagement to a handsome New Yorker, 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 started clipping recipes in college and was a cookbook editor in New York when she decided to bake, roast, and stew her way through her by then unwieldy collection 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. Fans of her award-winning blog will know the happy ending, but anyone who enjoyed Julie and Julia will laugh and cheer and cook alongside Luisa as she takes us into her heart and tells us how she gave up everything only to find love waiting where she least expected it.

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