Synopses & Reviews
Luisa has a way of telling a story that's nothing short of entrancing.” Deb Perelman, author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Chocolate and Zucchini. 101 Cookbooks. The Julie/Julia Project. In the early days of food blogs, these were the pioneers whose warmth and recipes turned their creators kitchens into beloved web destinations. Luisa Weiss was working in New York when she decided to cook her way through her massive recipe collection. The Wednesday Chef, the cooking blog she launched to document her adventures, charmed readers around the world. But Luisa never stopped longing to return to her childhood home in Berlin. A food memoir with recipes, My Berlin Kitchen deliciously chronicles how she finally took the plunge and went across the ocean in search of happiness only to find love waiting where she least expected it.
“Luisa Weiss's piquant memoir has charm, heartbreak, family history, and recipes galore.” Elle
“The new Julie and Julia! It's part cookbook and part memoir; you'll finish a chapter and find yourself in the kitchen following the recipe Weiss includes....A transcontinental romance about taking risks in life and in the kitchen.” Marie Claire
“A mouthwatering tribute to Berlin and a love letter to food, romance and following your heart....Weiss vividly evokes the flavors of German, Italian, and American cuisine....The characters around each table come to life as vibrantly as the food, and Weiss adds helpful hints to the recipes that crown each chapter.” Shelf Awareness
“A heartwarming (and often mouth-watering) memoir, German-born chef and writer Weiss recounts how...through hardship and heartbreak, she found solace among saucepans and stews....Foodies and nonfoodies alike will enjoy chapters brimming with colorful cooking tales and savory recipes.” Booklist (starred review)
“A thoughtful, earnestly winning memoir.” Publishers Weekly
-The new Julie & Julia . . .You'll finish a chapter and find yourself in the kitchen.- -Marie Claire
The Wednesday Chef (and author of Classic German Baking) finds her way home--a story of love, life, and the search for the perfect ragu
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 romantic found her way to a new life, a new man, and a new home in Berlin.
Luisa Weiss was working in New York and about to get engaged when she decided to bake, roast, and stew her way through her huge collection of recipes. She started a blog to document her adventures. The Wednesday Chef was an instant sensation, bewitching readers who fell in love with Luisa and cheered her growing confidence. My Berlin Kitchen chronicles Luisa's decision to give up the life she had built and move across the ocean in search of happiness--only to find love waiting where she least expected it.
-A poignant memoir with charm, heartbreak, family history, and recipes galore.- -Elle
-Luisa has a way of telling a story that's nothing short of entrancing.- -Deb Perelman, author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
-Beautiful and inspiring. . . a remarkable and delicious tale of the romance of a lifetime.- -Kathleen Flinn, author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry
-For anyone who's ever moved away from home, only to find that nowhere in the world is quite as special, My Berlin Kitchen is a lovely (and delicious-recipe-filled) read.- --Serious Eats
About the Author
Luisa Weiss was born in West Berlin and spent her childhood shuttling back and forth between her Italian mother in Berlin and her American father in Boston. She now lives in Berlin with her husband and son.