You’ll find plenty of places in Berlin that offer “healthy food” but at nine out of ten places I visit I’m disappointed by the quality and the choice of ingredients.
So what a thrill today when Martin introduced me to a new place in Brunnenstrasse, close to Anklamerstrasse – of course I forgot the name. I might suffer from holiday brain?
I believe the super friendly owner, who learned his profession at Palace in Westberlin and a high end French restaurant in Knesebeckstrasse, was called Jonas. A young guy who I reckon will go far with the skills he and his team proved today.
Went for a small salad (which was plenty!) plus a bowl of bolognese which was deliciously sweet – I’m guessing from the use of carrots. (I’m a sucker for sweet.). Vegetarian, vegan, paleo, raw – all possible, I believe.
Also make sure to have a fresh apple juice! – the best I’ve ever had! Tasted like biting straight off a perfectly ripe apple. They have some special machine for it..?..holiday brains.
Update: it’s called Joris!
If you ever wondered what was hot in the late 70es I can enlighten you! Just came across this editorial from Playgirl, June 1978 on sighs and whispers .
Photographs by Rick Strauss.
Or should I say “versus”? I guess the title makes you wonder but I’m talking about some of my literary adventures this summer.
Inspired by a brief but intense encounter with an East-German surgeon (yes, sounds like this could relate to reading Fifty Shades of Grey aka mummy porn but no), I’m bringing Stasiland on my upcoming Ibiza-holiday.
I often feel like my relationships with Berlin is too “here and now” which is a real shame when there is so much history both “in our faces” and “between the lines”.
And about Fifty Shades of Grey…what to say? Think the sales numbers (+20 mio just in the States since April) speak for themselves.
The book got me interested in the classic pieces that I have yet to “explore” by Anaïs Nin, Marguerite Duras and George Batailles just to mention a few authors. Also, the Daily Beast made a list of modern “erotica bestsellers” if you need inspiration.
And speaking of literature the internationales literaturfestival berlin is coming up. While the publishers celebrate the return of erotic literature Byung-Chul Han is doing a speech on how in his opinion erotica has been replaced by porn.
For those of you who are getting red ears from all this erotica talk there’s plenty of more decent subject on the programme at the festival too.
A documentation of a couple of the events that filled my last weekend.
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Went for an early morning run.
Got high on water
Went to a birthday party at an amazing location at the water
Had a dance or two at an open air
Rumanian Puma got hungry
Baked paleo buns (recipe inspiration here – sorry, Danish)
Tale of Us delivering ear candy.
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And I recently discovered they have a Google Map with a complete overview over all the spots in the city they’ve written about so far.
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I heard about this Copenhagen “duk-op” restaurant from Danish, Birmingham-based, DJane Denise who recently had the pleasure of joining an event.
Rødder : changing locations and changing prices according to the menu (Denise paid less than €25 for 3 courses and a glass of wine) but true to the sentiment to always exploit regional and seasonal produce and pursue the Nose2Tail concept.
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Excuse me, but there is just more appreciation of aesthetics in Copenhagen compared to Berlin. I do love the unpolished Berlin “we just do it out of passion” touch that you experience here at these kind of “entrepreneurial initiatives”. But sometimes I wish it would be executed 100% instead of a lazy 85%. If you know what I mean?
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Do you know the difference between a regular musician and one who thinks outside the box in terms of creating a unique sound and ambience?
This video clearly displays the latter in my humble opinion. Fascinating!
© Rasmus Weng Karlsen
Working on a project for illy these days I of course get a lot of Italian input. And what I love most about Italians; their ability to enjoy….indulge…consume with pleasure.
This current Italian favorite of mine, was introduced to me at PANTRY though. The Americano; campari, sweet vermouth, and club soda. I have a thing for bitter cocktails. Maybe because they work all year round…hot, cold, wet, dry.
Spike it with gin and you have Negroni. Or I tend to add vodka, simply because.
The cocktail was first served in creator Gaspare Campari’s bar, Caffè Campari, in the 1860s. It was originally known as the “Milano-Torino” because of its ingredients: Campari, the bitter liqueur, is from Milan and Cinzano, the vermouth, is from Turin (Torino). It is popular belief that in the early 1900s, the Italians noticed a surge of Americans who enjoyed the cocktail. As a compliment to the Americans, the cocktail later became known as the “Americano”. A more probable explanation however is that the name was derived from the word “amaro”, which means “bitter” in Italian.
It is the first drink ordered by James Bond in the first novel in Ian Fleming’s series, Casino Royale. In the short story “From a View to a Kill” Bond chooses an Americano as an appropriate drink for a mere café; suggesting that “in cafés you have to drink the least offensive of the musical comedy drinks that go with them.” Bond always stipulates Perrier, for in his opinion expensive soda water was the cheapest way to improve a poor drink.
Do not despair if you long for spending sunny days on the roof when there’s not an actual terrace on the top of your building.
Lithuanian design graduate Ainė Bunikytė came up with an idea that makes it possible to breakfast with a view, terrace or not.
Only thing she would have to clear (at least for people in Berlin) is how make the sun show up.