Bicycle & canals in Amsterdam
I have been back in London for a few days now, but have been silent here, as it was Bacon Connoisseurs Week. I was teaching two of my bacon masterclasses, which are great fun to teach but they zap all of my time and energy with prep, organisation and the actual teaching. Worth it, but for this reason, I will be holding them less frequently from now on.
Another busy week lies ahead full of recipe testing, writing, checking out some London restaurants and reviewing. Before it begins, I thought I would steal a few minutes to share some photos from my trips to Berlin & Amsterdam.
Heaven & Earth at Lutter & Wegner, Berlin (black pudding, apples, caramelised onions and potatoes). This was a starter!
Enormous veal schnitzel at Lutter & Wegner, Berlin
Nurembergers with potato salad and mustard at Literaturhaus Café, Berlin – simple and very good, a great lunch washed down with some German riesling
Marzipan pig at Wald Königsberger Marzipan, Berlin – family owned shop, they have been making marzipan for generations and used to supply the Tsar of Russia
Konnopke’s Imbiss – one of the best locations for currywurst (and I loved the bratwurst too) in Berlin – tucked in under the railway station, this mid week morning queue was full of locals and an occasional tourist like me
Tucking into currywurst in Berlin at Konnopke’s Imbiss
One of the remnants of the Berlin Wall
Tyrolean charcuterie in Berlin
Great cheesecake at Café Finovo, a little Berlin café on a cemetery – very eclectic, great lemonade too
Café Finovo – this is what a cemetery café looks like :)
No food trip to Berlin is complete without a trip to KadeWe – I wish I had bought one of these
Currywurst Special at KaDeWe
Poffertjes, tiny puffy pancajes, in Amsterdam
Obligatory (and delicious) brined herring in Amsterdam
Delicious drinks at Wynand Fockink, Amsterdam
Vlaamse Frites with Satesaus
Fantastic Rijsttafel at Indonesian restaurant Blauw (and this is only a third of it or so), Amsterdam