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!

My Berlin Kitchen Giveaway!

September 18, 2012

I have something very exciting up my sleeve today: a copy of the brand new book, My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story (with Recipes) from Luisa Weiss, who many of you will know better as The Wednesday Chef.

My Berlin Kitchen tells the story of how Luisa grew up with her heart split between two places, shuttling back and forth between her dad in Boston and her Italian mother in Berlin. Luisa was working as a cookbook editor in New York when she decided to bake, roast and stew her way through a massive collection of newspaper clipped recipes, which she’s since documented on The Wednesday Chef.

The one place she could always look to for steadiness and comfort was the kitchen – something I think so many of us can relate to. I know that when I make shepherd’s pie or eat a really good bacon sandwich, I’m transported back to England in an instant. It’s a powerful thing.

It seems that Luisa (isn’t she cute?) never really stopped hankering for Berlin, and My Berlin Kitchenis her story of finding her way back home (and falling in love along the way), complete with recipes in every chapter.

If you’d like to win a copy, please leave a comment below telling me which two places (metaphorical or actual) your heart is torn between when it comes to cooking and baking.

For a maximum of two additional entries:

1. Tweet about the giveaway (e.g. “I’d love to win a copy of @wednesdaychef‘s new book from @angharad_guy!″)

2. Link to the giveaway on Facebook (my facebook page is @EatingforEngland if you’d like to tag me in your post; Luisa’s is @The-Wednesday-Chef).

**Leave additional comments here telling me you posted it on facebook or twitter.**

This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents and will close on Tuesday, September 25. Good luck!


The winner is comment number 7 (generated by Annie! 

“I’m continually torn between the meat and potatoes food model of my relatives from rural southwestern Minnesota and the vegan-ism I’ve come to appreciate in my current urban life!”

Congratulations Annie! Email me your address and I’ll get Luisa’s book out to you asap!

Have a Sporting Weekend.

July 27, 2012

The opening ceremony of the Olympics is tonight and I have to say, I wish I was in London with all my friends. I hate to miss these big British celebrations – the Royal wedding last year; the Queen’s Jubilee; now the Olympics. It’s a weird thing to feel so far away and yet so connected to it all.

Anywho. In the spirit of the Games, a little self promotion. My Earl Grey Chocolate Cake was included in this Olympics-inspired PBS Food feature. I have to say, that cake is quite lovely, if you haven’t tried it.

And finally, some great posts from around the web this week…

101 simple salads for summer.

The pub food Olympics!

These corn cilantro cakes look bloody amazing.

Blueberries galore.

That summer in 2005…

A different kind of cobbler.

Summer panzanella.

How to eat like an Olympian.

What to do when a vegan comes to dinner.

The prettiest food blog for miles around.

(Photo of my Earl Grey Chocolate Cake taken by my friend Tiffany Rodgers.)