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Guest blog by Allison Williams: The logistics of cooking in a double-lockdown

Lasagne is the answer, but the question was complicated. What is the best way to feed four people for a fortnight, with two self-isolating, without anyone leaving the house? It arose just over two weeks ago when my dad had an emergency trip to hospital, a trauma for all far ...

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Keep calm, love, and have a cuppa!

I've run out of Brexit Kimchi and it's raining for the first time in weeks. Of course it is - I've decided to write about Britain. After all, it was raining three months ago when Britain was officially on its own again, having freed itself from the clutches of the ...

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L'chaim! Remembering while eating

"A summary of every Jewish holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let's eat!" said Alan King. This post provides a selective tour of Jewish eateries in Berlin, as well as an insight into the books, podcasts and shows that have been providing me with spiritual nourishment ...

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Yes we can! Keeping Berlin's small businesses alive

When Berlin started taking COVID-19 seriously just over a month ago, cafe and restaurant owners were faced with the difficult dilemma of what to do. If they shut down, their livelihoods would be on the line. If they stayed open, they would be putting themselves and their customers at risk. ...

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Guest blog by Jane Paulick: Sourdough and San Pellegrino

Food is what’s giving my days structure. Nothing fancy. But when every day is like Sunday, breakfast, lunch and dinner pin down the time, stop it floating away. I read recipe books in bed at night, with the skylight tilted open to let in cold winter air that’s unus...

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Summertime, snow and shemomedjamo

The clocks went forward on Sunday, to summertime. This summer is when I am supposed to launch my food tours in earnest. But now coronavirus has happened. Who knows what the world will be looking like this summer? Who knows whether restaurants and cafés will be allowed to open? W...

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Jewish cuisine in Berlin

One of the three themes at this year’s Jewish Film Festival in Berlin - alongside 50 years of German-Israeli relations and the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two - was “Jews and Food”. The Holocaust and food might seem unlikely bedfellows at first glance but, as the ev...

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The Bagelisation of Berlin

There was a time when it was impossible to buy a bagel in Berlin. Indeed, it was almost as impossible as sleeping a “bagel” in Berlin (the expression hails from New York yeshivas and means to sleep 12 hours straight) - an impressive feat in a town that parties 24/7. Today, ther...

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