“After taking an animal’s life, the least you can do is use all of it.”

I read this article in Intelligent Life back in August. In the plane headed to Ibiza (aaaah). And just this weekend, I heard about Nose 2 Tail a newly opened restaurant in Copenhagen.

The concept leans on the statement, I used as a headline plus “vicinity” – the use of regional (and I’m sure seasonal) ingredients.
It’s located in an old liver pate factory in the Meatpacking district.

For food freaks out there: Don’t overlook Danish food culture. They’re superquick at reacting on international trends, mixing them with traditional elements and presenting original concepts (+ they understand the role of marketing).

Nose 2 Tail Madbodega

From The Economist/Intelligent Life

There’s nothing like a big, fat, juicy steak…

But, I am one of those people who prefer to eat meat less often and then go for high quality. That means, I often choose vegetarian (or vegan) alternatives and luckily there are plenty of options in Berlin.
(Actually, I prefer high quality no matter what food so guess I’m a “qualitarian”?)

Anywho, a couple of places to check out, sorted by budget.

Broke Berlin creative-budget
The veggie interpretaton of the döner.

Once a broke Berlin creative” but I sold my integrity to capitalism-Budget
The newly opened vegan restaurant run by Björn Moschinski who is ex-headchef of La Mano Verde.

I used to “have projects”, now I make big money-Budget
La Mano Verde
Not only vegan but they also offer quite a few raw and gluten free dishes for the paleo dieters among us.

Photos from Veggie Love (check it out for general updates on vegan offers/experiences in Berlin) + restaurant websites.

*UPDATE: Had lunch at Kopps the other day and wasn’t too impressed. Go make your own oppinion but I’d choose the steak…

Apples turned into gold.

Das Geld hängt an den Bäumen is a great initiative that reduces food loss, supports local “farmers” and employs disabled people.

Basically, if you have apple trees in your garden, that provide more fruit that you can eat yourself, you can let them know and they’ll pick it up. The employees are disabled people or people from the “disadvantaged groups” of our society.

Also if your garden needs a loving hand, they offer to tend the garden as well.

More information on their website! Unfortunately only in German.

Smørrebrød. Tak.

Seeing this photo made me long for a real, Danish piece of smørrebrød. So off to the supermarket!

The New York Times suggests “Smur-er-brewth” as a way to pronounce Smørrebrød. Hmm. No. Follow this link to learn how to say it right.

Baker girl is baking bread

Manno!! I still haven’t tested the Bread Exchange though I find it a super fine concept! Check the Facebook group link for more info!

– and stop by Malin’s (baker girl) website. I love the “A photo a day” diary thing!

Bread baking soundtrack.

PS. If somebody is close to my office, please bring me a ventilator, a blow up pool and a sect-aperol. I owe you!

Vom Bauernhof

I stopped by Smart Urban Stage yesterday to get a bio-bite at the “Green City Food Parcours” hosted by UNDPLUS.

Stephan Hentschel, the culinary genius behind Cream, had brought his team to share their knowledge about local food products and how to prepare them right!

Smart Urban Stage present a number of events over the next 4 weeks. For the next two weeks it will be invitation only but for the last two weeks open to the public.

Private dinner

Tonight is the “Dinner for Friends”. It is a monthly, private dinner, where two people cook at their own place – sometimes with guest chefs – and a dj spins records. It’s a word of mouth thing so you get invited if you know somebody who knows somebody (who knows somebody who knows somebody).

A great way to meet new people and enjoy home cooked food. Tonight I’m going to a private bday party in Rodeo though but I wanted to share the concept with you. Encourage people to do the same! I don’t know about you but I’m more in a “private party mood” these days than a “let’s go rave in a club mood”.