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Luisa
Berlin
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Good morning! Have I ever told you about the time I interviewed to work in the test kitchen at Martha Stewart Living, back in the fall/winter of 2000/2001? I had recently left Paris behind me and was hoping to get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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Let me set the scene for you. It is 5:16 pm on Monday evening. It is very dark out. I am still wearing my pajama top under my sweater, because I never got around to showering today. The boys had... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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Well, remember how I said that I was still trying to figure out my way back to the kitchen on August 23rd? It's November 8th and I'm just barely getting there! September and October were mostly about survival. We ate... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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Hello, hello! I am sitting at my dining table eating a cold blueberry pancake leftover from yesterday's celebratory breakfast. Celebratory because it marked the end of an unexpected quarantine triggered by the fact that we sat very close to someone... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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Hello darlings! We are in Italy, which you probably - if you follow me on Instagram - already know. The boys and I arrived a week ago. It has been filthy hot and we have been doing the usual things:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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Berlin public schools let out for summer last week and the city emptied out almost immediately. The streets feel empty and quiet now, parking spots abound, rush hour is muted, the air is thick with the scent of the blossoming... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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Hello, good people! It is a beautiful June day. I am drinking a glass of Apfelschorle (which is the German term for when you mix fizzy mineral water with apple juice) and it is being cooled by the most beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
Thank you so much, Brenda.
Anything you like! You could definitely just do a big plate of it with a nice piece of bread. We served it as a side dish for dinner (fish and potatoes, I think).
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A few days after arriving back in Berlin, I was sent a huge crate of produce by Fresh Fruit Germany. Every single piece of produce was in perfect condition and with so much flavor! It was the perfect welcome back... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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I have been feeling a little...fragile as of late. For example, this obituary made me cry. This book that I finished last night left me with the most sickening case of existential dread. I went into the boys' room this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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Bruno and I went to our favorite Asian grocery store the other day and I was able to kill at least 30 minutes (amateur, I know) by letting him pull the wheeled shopping basket and peer into every single (!)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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How odd! That sounds like a defective pot to me. Is it the official Instant Pot or a different brand? I'd write to customer service.
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2021 on Easiest Instant Pot Risotto at The Wednesday Chef
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This is an unapologetic ode to my Instant Pot, which I love and adore. I bought it used several years ago and yes, it did take some time to get over my initial fears of figuring it out, but once... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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A quick, quick dispatch from over here because it's 5:06 pm and my mother, who kindly agreed to watch Bruno so I could work for a few hours, is leaving soon. Yes, Bruno's home again from Kita, which is supposed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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A few years ago, I made an orange-scented Tuscan olive oil cake that I loved so much, simple yet perfect. The recipe came from Towpath, the seasonal East London cafe owned by Lori De Mori and Laura Jackson, and was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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I don't actually have one, that bunny was from our local bakery. But here's one for you: https://www.killerzebras.com/products/leaping-bunny-cutter
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2021 on Aachener Poschweck at The Wednesday Chef
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I would like to paint a quick picture for you. I am sitting at my computer which is set up on our dining table in our dining room. I call it our dining room because there's a big table that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
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Joanie's beautiful Easter wreath, taken one Easter Sunday years ago when we were at her house for breakfast. The table was set with boiled eggs and tea, a sweet yeasted bread crafted into the shape of a proud rooster and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at The Wednesday Chef
Dear Juliana, thank you for the lovely words! They are wonderful, no matter which post they're on. :) xoxo
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2021 on Meera Sodha's Tuscan Kale Saag at The Wednesday Chef
Brutal! Sending hugs.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2021 on Meera Sodha's Tuscan Kale Saag at The Wednesday Chef
Thank you!
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2021 on Meera Sodha's Tuscan Kale Saag at The Wednesday Chef
I usually see it labeled as Schwarzkohl here.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2021 on Meera Sodha's Tuscan Kale Saag at The Wednesday Chef
Oh Jen, your comment. Thank you for sharing and making me feel less alone.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2021 on Meera Sodha's Tuscan Kale Saag at The Wednesday Chef
Yes, I think so! Glad it's your turn soon. xo
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2021 on Meera Sodha's Tuscan Kale Saag at The Wednesday Chef