My Berlin Kitchen

Thank you all for the lovely comments about my impending move across the pond. It was so nice to receive such warm support about our decision and many of you made me even more excited to start living in London!

You may remember that last year I gave away a copy of the lovely Luisa Weiss’ book, My Berlin Kitchen. Well, that giveaway was so popular that when her publisher contacted me about giving away a copy of the book in its gorgeous new paperback format, I said yes immediately. I also said yes because Luisa’s story, which has involved moving back and forth between America and Europe several times feels very apt as I prepare to make my own big leap back to the familiar-yet-unfamiliar. This giveaway is a little way of celebrating new adventures, leaps of faith, and change.

Congratulations, Kate! Your comment was randomly selected (using from all the entries! I’ll be in touch to get your address! Thanks to everyone who entered and made me feel equal parts hungry and wanderlust-y. Kate’s comment was as follows:

Kate August 29, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Italy. Pizza, pasta, prosciutto…the list of wonderful foods I could taste there is endless.

If you’d like to enter to win a copy of My Berlin Kitchen in paperback, please leave a comment below telling me where in the world you would most like to visit for its food – and why.

For an additional entry you can tweet about the giveaway (e.g. “I’d love to win a copy of My Berlin Kitchen by @wednesdaychef from @AngharadGuy!″). Leave an additional comment here telling me you posted it on twitter.

This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents and will close this Friday, August 30 at 10pm CST. Photo from Luisa’s wonderful blog, The Wednesday Chef.

If you don’t win then you can always buy yourself a copy – the paperback edition comes out today. Good luck!

Top 12 Recipes of 2012

December 30, 2012


Hello dear friends. Thanks to all of you who have emailed me to ask where on earth I am these days and why so quiet. Thanks as well to those of you reading anyway, despite my prolonged absence(s) this year.

I made some dietary changes towards the end of this year that meant I had to spend a lot of mental energy thinking about food. So much so, that I wasn’t really baking or cooking new dishes. Instead I was just focusing hard on what I could (and couldn’t) eat. All that mental energy didn’t leave me with much desire to create new things here.

I’ve been baking a lot of cookies over the holidays (Nigella’s Christmas Chocolate biscuits and these Ottolenghi Cranberry and White Chocolate biscuits to be precise) and it’s been a lovely reminder of how much I enjoy baking. I’ve missed it, actually.

I’m a nostalgic soul and love to reminiscence, especially at the end of the year when there’s so much to look forward to but also a lot of good stuff to remember fondly. Here are the 12 most popular recipes from this site in 2012:

12. Meyer Lemon Cake
11. No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream
10. Savoury Cheddar-Chive Waffles
9. Meyer Lemon Curd
8. Earl Grey Chocolate Cake
7. Buckwheat Pancakes
6. Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad
5. Salted Chocolate Nutella Cookies
4. Warm Spiced Breakfast Quinoa
3. Victoria Sponge Cake with Lemon Curd
2. Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam
1. Steak and Ale Pie

For whatever reason you got here, I’m glad you came and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about or making some of these recipes this year. Cheers to a wonderful year ahead!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 19, 2012


We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year for the first time. It was decided just a few days ago and I’m so excited! (Here’s why Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays, even as a Brit.) I thought I’d share what we’re thinking of serving. Please share in the comments what you’re making – or looking forward to eating – so we can all be inspired and share ideas!

Cranberry sauce with orange zest and fresh nutmeg
Classic stuffing (though this cornbread sausage stuffing looks delicious)
Perfect roast potatoes
Mashed maple sweet potatoes
Roasted carrots
Green beans with almonds and thyme
Warm bread rolls


Pumpkin pie
Fruit cobbler
Chocolate pecan pie

P.S. My First Thanksgiving and other thanksgiving side dish ideas.

Top image by Katie Quinn Davies / What Katie Ate
Bottom image by Erin Jang / The Indigo Bunting