My Berlin Kitchen : A Love Story, with Recipes

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-09-13
  • Publisher: Viking Adult
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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 Kitchentells 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 Juliawill 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.

Author Biography

Luisa Weiss was born in West Berlin and spent her childhood between Berlin and Boston. She started The Wednesday Chef, an award-winning food blog, in 2005. She has worked as a cookbook editor in Paris and New York and now lives in Berlin with her husband, Max.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Strange Little Islandp. 1
I Never Want to Leavep. 9
The Apple of His Eyep. 13
A Distant Memoryp. 20
An Unfair Advantagep. 25
My Sicilian Unclep. 33
The Matter of Breakfastp. 41
Depression Stewp. 46
At First Sightp. 54
Not At All Readyp. 61
I Fell Hard and Fastp. 69
The Wednesday Chefp. 77
So Easyp. 84
A Divided Heartp. 91
Everything You Could Ever Wantp. 97
It Shook Me Awakep. 106
Eating for Heartbreakp. 116
A Solemn Oathp. 121
I Believe It Nowp. 127
Leap and the Net Will Appearp. 136
A Chorus of Thousandsp. 143
Crossroads of the Worldp. 148
Not for the Faint of Heartp. 155
Light and Sparklep. 163
That Sacred Spacep. 169
Bitter Greensp. 179
Breaking the Spellp. 187
Yearning with a Vengeancep. 192
I'll Get It Right Next Timep. 198
I Decide to Be Bravep. 207
Friends and Neighborsp. 213
We've Come a Long Wayp. 222
Turning Up the Heatp. 229
Such Abundancep. 234
Stunningly Completep. 239
The Happiest Man in the Worldp. 247
Thanksgiving in Berlinp. 252
Something of an Epiphanyp. 258
Full of Rewardsp. 267
The Perfect Placep. 274
All of Mep. 281
The Luckiest Girlp. 288
Acknowledgmentsp. 295
Indexp. 299
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