Divine Food

Our beloved Gestalten Books have just published ‚Abrahams Küche‘ (the English original is called Divine Food), a cookbook that is so much more than that. It is the manifestation of cultural commonalities in a region that never tires of emphasising the learnt, unsurmountable differences between its inhabitants. It is a journey through the promised land: from local markets and Arabian traditions to the nomadic cuisine of the desert regions and the hip restaurants in Tel Aviv. Because Israelis and Palestinians are united by their outstanding and dynamic culinary culture. Hummus? Everyone loves it be it here or there. The (attention!) Isreali-Palestininan cuisine has a unique abundance of flavours. Where trade routes once crossed, culinary intersections also came into being. Be it Shakshuka, Challa or Baklava – the regional recipes give an insight into the preparation as well as the origin of iconic dishes. The comprehensible and beautifully illustrated recipes and the anecdotes and background stories from applied geography make it easy to let the aromas of the Mediterranean-Oriental cuisine carry you away and introduce you to its traditions. Food? Unites! Families, friends, strangers, cities and yes, cultures. What would Berlin, for example, be without the culinary identity-mix of Döner-Thai-Schnitzel-Pasta-Indian-Currywurst? Right, pretty boring. Berlin cuisine? Here it is! Berlin unity? This is what it tastes like! Culinary culture means identity. Traditional recipes are like little culinary manifestations of a cultural unity. Even, and particularly, if that is officially non-existent although is has been there for millennia. We’re giving away an issue of this new primer for culinary international relations hot off the press. Send us an email headlining ‚BETEAVONSAKHA‘ to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de.
Abrahams Küche | 304 Pages, 35 Euro | Published by Gestalten Books | shop.gestalten.com


Kategorien: Products | Autor: | Datum: 14. September 2016 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare

Gourmandise and Groove

Describe a perfect day. Well, that’s a no-brainer for us. Inevitably, it’s going to include friends, perfect weather, really good music (live if possible) and really delicious food (in a non-bourgeois atmosphere). Which means there are quite a few perfect days coming up, because our favourite delivery service client is going on a Bites & Vibes Summer Tour. Which means: all of the above. The best restaurants from the foodora portfolio are presenting their culinary creations in a street food format. Hand-made pasta, juicy burgers, exotic curries or pimped deli classics can be enjoyed while sauntering along – and that’s going on in 5 German cities. The street food markets in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Düsseldorf and Cologne are accompanied by acoustic delicacies. Selected live acts and DJs deliver the beats to match the bites. The culinary kick-off is taking place this weekend in the capital. So we’ve already started reducing our daily food-intake to make room for fermented super-cabbage from Fräulein Kimchi, vegan Donuts by Brammibal, literarily inspired burger creations by Schiller Burger and further foodie surprises. That will, we rejoice, be a perfect day!
Bites & Vibes by foodora Summer Tour | July 16th Berlin, July 23rd Munich, July 30th Düsseldorf, July 31st Hamburg, August 13th Cologne  | Facebook


Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 14. Juli 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , Keine Kommentare

Green Gurus

Bildschirmfoto 2016-06-22 um 15.55.58

Oh my God, this is delicious! Crisp, fresh salad, tantalisingly combined with carbohydrates, cleverly spiced and beautiful to look at. But let’s back up a bit. At noon, our MMW studio regularly turns into a salad bar/snackeria/Thaiwiese. We slice, dice and spice hell for leather to end up full and happy, picking the crumbs off our chequered table cloth. Delicious! But also pretty strenuous and time-consuming. And then came the GREEN GURUS! They prepare fresh salads, snacks and juices daily in their kitchen in Kreuzberg and deliver them to our office – or anywhere else in Berlin – within 30 minutes. Close attention is paid to a balanced combination of ingredients: proteins, complex carbohydrates, good fats. Resulting in delicious food that leaves you feeling strong and fit instead of full and dull. Bye bye food coma! So far, there is a choice of three salads that change every week. ‚Little Istanbul’, for example, with Bulgur, roasted peppers, Ricotta, black olives, spring onions, cucumber, chick peas, rocket and Harissa-lemon-dressing or our current favourite ‚The Cobb‘ with romaine lettuce, roasted mushrooms, sweet corn, avocado, tomatoes, chives, celery, quinoa und coconut-blossom-balsamico-dressing. Yay! For breakfast or as a snack they offer quinoa yoghurt or oatmeal with strawberries and balsamico.  And here’s the deal: all three salads of the week are available at a super-skinny price of 5,99 Euro. If you want bread with it, it’s plus one Euro. Snacks go for 4,99 Euro. INCLUDING DELIVERY! Which is still free of charge at the moment and there is also no minimum order value yet. So let’s sum it all up: most delicious salads that fill you up, make you happy and cost very little, brought to you free of charge within 20 minutes. Open them up, eat them, finished. No further questions. This shortcut is as good as gold. And we can still blissfully pick the crumbs off the table cloth afterwards.
GreenGurus | greengurus.de

Kategorien: Products | Autor: | Datum: 22. Juni 2016 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

Spring Greens


Spring Greens

It was April 2013, so pretty exactly three years ago, when we first put foot on the lawn and later inside the ancient hallowed halls of the former crematory in Wedding. It only felt strange for a moment – before we went in, to be precise. Because this enchanting place, that seems to welcome each visitor with both its wings stretched out like open arms, radiates peace, serenity and vigour and is pretty unique in this loud, fast city. We arranged our third Golden Dinner there and in the four weeks of its existence, we became one with the rooms, floors, walls and the grand dome hall. Today, the silent green Kulturquartier is breathing life into the space. It wants to be understood as an open yet protected room for thinking, research and experimentation. A particular focus is set on multidisciplinarity, encounters and transformation. And what could be more suitable for interactive exchange than a comfortable and cordial restaurant. Exactly. The question is, of course, rhetorical and yet there is an answer: The Moos Restaurant in just that location is a culinary oasis of tranquillity. Street food pioneer and deli professional Charlie Huber runs the breezily designed restaurant (and its garden) with the unspoilt view into green nature and serves varying dishes, coffee and cakes. Vegetarian and vegan alternatives go without saying – delicious and fresh, of course.  The cuisine is in no way dogmatic, in fact it’s quite surprising – even for the chef, who often doesn’t decide what he’s cooking until he’s been to the market. Where moss is seeing to its important role as nutrient reservoir, this idyllic treasure is fulfilling its function as provider of nutrients in a creative way. Breakfast on weekends and holidays, for example, is presented so magnificently that the resident squirrels Erich and Egon can get quite tempted by the crunchy muesli. And starting in May, evenings can be spent sitting around the bonfire in the garden with a glass of wine and some small delicacies.
Moos Restaurant in the silent green Kulturquartier | Gerichtstraße 35 in Berlin-Wedding |open Monday to Friday 12 to 6 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | moos-restaurant.de | facebook |

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Kategorien: Places | Autor: | Datum: 21. April 2016 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare

Sarah Britton


Sarah Britton

The 2 Minute Interview

Crunchy vegetables, inspiring plants – Sarah Britton is something like the superstar of the young, trend and substance-conscious food blog scene. She is collecting one prize after the other with her blog and her uniquely delicious and healthy recipes from root, leaf and fruit. She holds workshops on Detox and healthy diet, gives TED talks, collaborates with gourmet chefs here and there and her recipes work in Norma’s Test Kitchen, the Nordic food lab, various restaurants in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen and, most importantly, in your own kitchen. Because now, her first cookbook MY NEW ROOTS, already a great success in the US and other parts of the world, is finally available in German.  Just in time for the release – which will be duly celebrated tonight starting at 6.30 p.m. in the Kochhaus Prenzlauer Berg – we’ve sat down and had a good chat about culinary preferences, green diet, masterpieces and hot dogs. If that’s quickened your appetite, we have a treat in store for you. Send an Email headlining ‚GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK‘ to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de. And grab a brand new copy of ‚MY NEW ROOTS‘ hot off the press. Enjoy!


Name: Sarah Britton
Age: 33
Home: Copenhagen, Denmark
Profession: Holistic Nutritionist, Food writer, Recipe developer
Shoe size: 39
Favourite dish: Anything with avocado :)
Contact: sarah@mynewroots.org


Where are your roots?
My roots are buried deep in Canada, where I am originally from. Hoping to move back someday…


What was the last thing you had to eat?
I had a big spinach salad with chickpeas, sweet potato, peppers, homemade sprouts and avocado.


What do you tell people, who say the vegetarian lifestyle doesn’t provide you with enough nutrient?
We need to get over this HUGE misconception! It is easy to get enough nutrients on a plant-based diet, so long as you’re eating whole foods in proper balance.


A recipe anyone can accomplish?
My recipe Four Corners Lentil Soup, which can be found on my blog and in my cookbook. It’s a great place to begin if you want to eat healthier, especially if you’re pressed for time and on a budget.


What is your favorite time of the year?
Summer! I love swimming and generally being outside, so the warmer months are my favourite.


You meet yourself at the age of 18. Which advise would you give to yourself?
I would tell myself to stop obsessing over being skinny. One thing I’ve learned through my studies is that women are supposed to have curves! I can confidently say that I am the healthiest I’ve ever been, even though I am not stick-thin. I am proud of my body and love it so much just the way it is!


What was your favourite food when you were a child?
Hot dogs!

Your greatest masterpiece yet?
My cookbook. I have never put so much time, energy and sheer love into anything in my life. It was an incredible project that I am very proud of.


What did you dream of last night?
I dreamt I was traveling through Provence, France.


With which famous person (dead or alive) would you like to go out for drinks?
Alice Waters


What would you cook for us if we came to visit you?
Something seasonal and hopefully with local ingredients. I never know until I go shopping! :)


What are you afraid of?
I’m afraid of how much our dietary habits are damaging the environment. I’m afraid that because of the poor choices we are making today, that my son’s world will look very different.


What would you change in the world if you’d have the chance and the power to?
I would encourage everyone to adopt a plant-based lifestyle!


When was last time you tried something new and what was it?
I tried black garlic recently and loved it. I am using it in everything from soups and stews to sauces and dressings. YUM.


What should no one know about you?
That I read cookbooks instead of literature.


Last words: I’m very grateful to have so many readers in Germany and so thrilled my book has now been translated! I love this country so much <3

Kategorien: Leute | Autor: | Datum: 06. April 2016 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare

Ben Pommer



Ben Pommer

The 2 Minute Interview

What defines good food? Sophisticated compositions, pleasant surprises, spectacular presentation and exquisite service? To a certain extent, yes. Ultimately, though, it is about enjoying and experiencing culinary delights together. Ben Pommer feels the same and would always choose a table full of food and friends over any Michelin starred palace. The chef had had a bellyfull (haha, very funny!) of three-star-kitchens and watching his passion and love for food be boiled to shreds. So he decided to start grilling ribs – in food stalls, on markets and always delicious. Gourmet ribs, so to say. What happened then is rather spectacular. All of a sudden, good old Ben was everywhere. Village Market? Ben Pommer. Parker Bowles? Ben Pommer. Food court at Neue Heimat? Ben Pommer. Happy Belly? Ben Pommer. Expert advice for the country’s latest and most exciting restaurant concepts? Guess who…  Who is this man with a name that already sounds like a hearty dish of roast potatoes with something really juicy. That’s exactly what we wanted to find out, too. After all, we’ve been working with him now for the second time round and this sums it up quite well: take a big portion of talent, mix it with a large helping of creative potential, add a generous dash of gumption and a pinch of humour to taste. Bon appetit!


Name: Ben Pommer
chef and restaurateur
Shoe size:
Favourite ingredient:

What was the last thing you had to eat?
A fabulous chicken sandwich at a tasting for a new summer project.


Sweet or savoury?
Definitely savoury.


If you had to decide between never eating a burger again or eating a burger everyday, what would you choose?
Then never again. For one thing, burgers are overrated and often not particularly exciting and for another thing, there are far too many good ingredients that shouldn’t be anywhere near a burger and I definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on them.


What can’t you get enough of?


If you weren’t a chef, then you’d probably be …
Then I probably would have finished my business degree and would be cooped up in an office bored to death. What a horrible image…


What is the most disgusting thing you’ve ever had to eat?
I’ve eaten many – let’s say unusual – things during my travels. But the most unpleasant thing by far was a deep-fried tarantula. The little hairy legs are manageable, but I really would prefer not to eat the gooey insides ever again.


A day you’ll never forget:
A while ago, I spent some time in Tokyo with two good friends and we chowed our way through the city. It was fantastic! There is not a city that can compete with these culinary delights. Anyway, we had chosen a restaurant we wanted to go to, but we couldn’t make any reservations and would have had to wait at least an hour to get a table. But we were already starving and my friends convinced me to try somewhere else in a district with lots of very small places typical for Tokyo and only seating up to 10 people. But it was a Sunday and almost all restaurants were closed. One of us then saw a little sign glowing on the first floor of a building in a dark alley. I was annoyed that we didn’t stay at the initial restaurant, but what we then got to eat was unique in its freshness and quality. We had ended up in a little restaurant with charcoal table grills and were grilling all sorts of Kobe beef cuts and offal and eating sensational pickled vegetables. After about 2 hours, the head chef came to our table in disbelief and was extremely happy to see how much we appreciated his food. He brought Sake and it was a very long evening with old and new friends, spectacular food and drinks. It was absolutely brilliant!


What do you regret not having done by now?
I have no regrets, but it’s really time for me to do some more travelling… I’ve especially been wanting to go to Africa for years.


Any exclusive culinary insider tips for Berlin?
It still is an insider tip and I guess it would be quite egoistic not to share it…too bad, really. A friend of mine that I worked with in Hamburg and Bergisch Gladbach has opened a new wine bar. And it won’t be a secret for long anyway… Weinbar Schwein at Elisabethkirchstraße 2 in Mitte. Extremely good!


In which situation would you like to say „no“ more often?
At work…I work a lot and sometimes I’d like to be able to say „no“ more often and have more time for my personal life.


With which famous person would you like to go out for a drink?
Franz Beckenbauer, in vino veritas.


Why aren’t pizza boxes round?
So they don’t roll away, should the deliveryman drop them…


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
I thought maybe you could cook for a change?!


What are you afraid of?
Allergies and intolerances that make it difficult for me to cook. Preparing lobster bisque must be horrible if you’re allergic to shellfish.


When was the last time you did something for the first time and what was it?
Last week, my head chef and I bought crates of vegetables and pickled, fermented and smoked loads of them. That was exciting and very educational.


What should no one know about you?
That I suffer from red/green colour blindness, which can sometimes be quite challenging in the kitchen.


Which question should we have asked?
When can we finally eat at your place again?


Last Words:
Not necessarily something the guest always has…


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 17. Februar 2016 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

Candy On Bone

Candy On Bone

Katz Orange in Mitte is one of the best restaurants the city has to offer. Period. The building, the atmosphere, the food, and the service – everything is just perfect. Very soon, the offspring Candy On Bone will be opening its doors at Planufer 92b in Kreuzberg. The sign reads shop and deli, but if you’re familiar with the team behind Contemporary Food Lab’s mastermind Ludwig Cramer-Klett, you’ll know what to expect: nothing less than extremely delicious and very fancy food. Get a taste of what will await you here on a regular basis at the Grand Opening tonight from 6pm. Naturally, we’re not going to miss out on this fabulous feast and will be on duty letting our taste buds do all the work.
Candy On Bone – Grand Opening | 27.01.2016, 6–9.30pm | Planufer 92b, 10967 Berlin Kreuzberg | www.candyonbone.de | Facebook | instagram.com/candyonbone




Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 27. Januar 2016 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare

A canteen-love-affair


A canteen-love-affair

Starting the new year we want to say thank you – to every single person that works at the fabulous restaurant eins44. Because whoever takes care of guests with such passion, knowledge, attention and understated charm, just has to be a wonderful person. The incredibly good service is just one great reason to pay this place a visit, hidden away in one of the back courtyards of Elbestraße and rather unpretentiously referred to as »Kantine Neukölln«. The focus, of course, is on the cuisine which is described – again quite unpretentiously – as bistro cuisine. But be assured, you’ll get so much more. All efforts not to drift off into hymns of praise fail miserably – the food here is nothing less than a revelation. The individual components of each dish are listed on the menu, but not their consistency, such as the following appetizer for 16 Euro: „Scallop. Butternut squash. Cannellini Bean. Pancetta.“ The surprise here being the unexpected way of preparation of all ingredients. Make sure to try the savoy cabbage crisps – they are formidable! As is the wine list with a focus on Riesling (our recommendation here: «vom grauen schiefer« from the Mosel region). Another plus is the ambiance of the turn-of-the-century industrial building that used to be a distillery for liqueur essences. Rustic wooden furniture and warm lighting create a frugal yet comfy atmosphere. Only downside: The menu doesn’t offer a great choice for vegetarians. But then again, it wouldn’t be the eins44, if it weren’t for the lovely staff that made the impossible possible, would it?
eins44 – Kantine Neukölln | Elbestraße 28/29 | Thu-Fri: 12 pm to 3 pm and Tue-Sat: 7 pm to midnight | www.eins44.com


Kategorien: Places | Autor: | Datum: 06. Januar 2016 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare

Organic Glamour

Organic Glamour

If you work a lot, you need to eat a lot. And that is why we ordered really special stuff from a really special store during our last photo-shoot for our dear client Teatox (see above for results). The Organic Glamour Food Bar on Veteranenstraße offers culinary delights for any time of day. From now on, their delicious and creative variations of textures and flavours just might please our palate every single day. Would you like a taste? We recommend starting the day with some crunchy muesli, fresh fruit and heavenly cream. Later, you should then try a hearty sandwich with avocado, lettuce and a poached egg. Really, what is the point of life without luscious bread with that perfectly crisp crust and glamorous toppings anyway? Superfood soups, daily specials, and fantastic salads with your individual ingredients top it all off. Everything is organic, homemade and very substantial. More of a meal-in-a-sandwich instead of white bread filled with nothing but air. And don’t miss the outrageously delicious chocolate brownie made of pure happiness! Have we ever been this enthusiastic about a new eatery before? Great place, great food, great people, great catering! Fancy lunch at the office? Order via foodora and have it delivered to your desk. Enjoy autumn and eat yourself happy!
Organic Glamour Food Bar | Veteranenstr. 16, 10119 Berlin | open daily, 10am – 6pm | Facebook >>



Kategorien: Products | Autor: | Datum: 21. Oktober 2015 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare

The Streets of Berlin


The Streets of Berlin

Whether spring, summer, autumn or winter, any day is street-food-day. Like nowhere else, Berlin offers a vast variety of unbelievably good, diverse and irresistibly delicious streetfood vendors. The capital city is bursting with food stalls, food trucks, weekly markets and all sorts of foodie events such as Markthalle 9, Biteclub, Street Food Thursday or the Village Market (future momentarily uncertain). Hallelujah Berlin Street Food! It’s not easy to keep track of all the different offers – at least that’s how we feel – so we’ve created Berlin-Streetfood.de: a website bringing together the who is who of street food cooking. This has the following advantages: First of all, you can find all the different vendors and see what they offer. Secondly, a lot more people can learn about all the great offers. And third, finding authentic street food for your own event has never been so easy. Being a capable event agency, we provide complete street food catering solutions and choose from our vendor pool. We take care of planning, the menu set-up, booking, support and coordination on site as well as staff booking etc. One more Hallelujah! Our first little version is online today. Yay! Go to www.berlin-streetfood.de, click away and feed your appetite. Your no.1 falafel guy is missing? Help us let the site grow by telling us about your favourite vendors. Or is it YOU that’s offering the best food and we haven’t heard yet? Tell us now! Oh, and if you’re still looking for the perfect catering for your Christmas or End-Of-Year party, bring it on! Either way, drop us a line at mail@streetfood-berlin.de. We’re hungry for your tasty input!
Berlin-Streetfood.de | Contact: mail@berlin-streetfood.de


Kategorien: Own Stuff | Autor: | Datum: 16. September 2015 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare