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Classic German Baking: Spekulatius Recipe

Usually, this is a blog about food that is prepared for you instead of by you. But I’m about to make an exception for a very good reason: Luisa Weiss aka The Wednesday Chef has published a new book called “Classic German Baking” and it’s a true beauty inside and out – an extensive collection of traditional German baking recipes, tried and tested, and adapted to the non-German reader. I visited her in her home to test one recipe with her, that’s very important to me. It’s a German christmas cookie staple, super delicious, and surprisingly easy to make: Spekulatius.

New Berlin Porn, Friday 11pm: ENACTONE by Sky Deep (c) Alexa Vachon

Coming Up: Berlin Art Film Festival N°3

It’s already three year’s ago that Stil in Berlin’s Mary Scherpe said “Let’s do a film festival” – more or less in passing – and two months later the first ever Berlin Art Film Festival took place at Fsk Kino. What is it all about? Art films, experimental stuff, porn, films about Berlin-based artists and poetic narratives – but in a nutshell: We want to show Berlin in a different way – edgier, fresher, beyond the canon and adding art film classics on top. The concept worked, the festival moved to Moviemento and will open its doors this Thursday for a third time. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to some of the highlights!

The Warmth Photo: Becca Crawford

Coming up: Das Brunch

How does this sound for your Saturday breakfast: poached egg, bacon, haricot beans with leek, kale and herbs, haloumi-parsnip fritters, Persian saffron shakshuka with black beans, marinated chickpeas, saffron hollandaise, charmoula marinated beets? Because, yes! It’s that time of the year again! Das Brunch is back with their lavish morning food feast, this time in Neukölln, with a better menu than ever, plus all of it is benefiting the host, Sharehaus Refugio! And an extra special super goodie courtesy of yours truly.

10 great christmas gifts from berlin

Guide: Ten Great Christmas Gifts From Berlin

Tis’ the season! Let’s go gift shopping! Bring your loved ones something special from the city we all love the most. But instead of going for a stupid candle in the shape of the Fernsehturm or a useless breakfast plate with an image of Siegessäule warped by an insane filter, how about shopping your gifts at local store? Here, I’ve listed ten amazing gifts all made by inspiring, small scale, Berlin based businesses!

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Berlin’s Best Burger: Birthday Edition

Drum Roll please! First, I want to give a shout out to everyone who showed up to help us and the team of Burgers & Hip Hop celebrate the third birthday. The day was cold, but inside Prince Charles we hung out and dined on our picnic tables like it was summer. Huge thanks to the Tatas’ Muffle stand (recall: mix between muffin and waffle) who made the whole room smell sweet and buttery. The white Glühwein too, with a slice of apple and orange (optional: extra shot of bourbon but #youdoyou), kept our hands warm as we waited in line for this year’s burgers. Speaking of which, BURGERS…