My Berlin Kitchen chronicles Weiss through her childhood and her bi-continental life. Born in Berlin, Weiss moves to the US after her parent's divorce. Weiss never felt at home in the US and longed to move back to Berlin. In her travels, Weiss hones her love of food and cooking. Cooking for Weiss was a way to make a home anywhere.
Now the second part of the title is A Love Story with recipes. Not only does Weiss share her love of food and of places she's lived, but her journey to be with her soul mate. She doesn't call him that but that's what he is. I enjoy a good love story as much as I love a good food memoir. And this was both. I didn't have to compromise.
Overall, I enjoyed Weiss' story. I loved how she took chances and found a way to make her heart happy. It was a great reminder that all anyone has is today and that we shouldn't waste it. Plus she makes some mouthwatering recipes like buttermilk panna cotta and grilled beef skewers. Weiss is influenced by German, French, Italian, and American cooking so I loved her creations. I'd recommend My Berlin Kitchen to anyone who loves food, or travel, or a good love story. Others who shared their thoughts on My Berlin Kitchen: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers, Bookshelf Bombshells, Eating Clean in The Dirty City, and Slow and Sew.
This was my fourteenth read for the Foodies Read 2 Challenge.
Weekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, fabulous quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend. Please link to your specific post, not your blog's home page. For more information, see the welcome post.
I have this on my list to read but for some reason haven't gotten to it yet. Glad to know that it's worth the read. I'll have to bump it up on my list.ReplyDelete
This definitely sounds like my kind of memoir! Glad to know you enjoyed it, too.ReplyDelete
Oh how nice to hear this book appeals to you not just for the food value, but also the travel and love story. You got me interested!ReplyDelete
I am going to look out for this one. Sounds like a great read. Have a nice week.ReplyDelete
I agree with Carole - this sounds like a great read (anything food-focused is a bonus). Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I also have it waiting to be read. But that is how it goes with ebooks, they have to wait a bit longer than my regular books. But I plan to read it soon :)ReplyDelete
well, memoirs are not my favorite, but when food is involved I can make an exception.ReplyDelete
Food, travel and a love story- how can one resist?ReplyDelete
Loving your review of this one!! I will read it for sure now! I love foodie books and the romance part is an added bonus for me!!ReplyDelete
Food, love, and travel -- life doesn't get much better than that. I hadn't heard of this book so thanks for sharing it!ReplyDelete
Joy's Book Blog
Wasn't this a Goodreads choice this year? I saw it and now really have to read it after your review. Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
Great review! I really enjoyed this book, too. I'm actually making the potato salad recipe to bring to my book club this weekend. :)ReplyDelete