A Postcard from Berlin & Amsterdam

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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.

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Heaven & Earth at Lutter & Wegner, Berlin (black pudding, apples, caramelised onions and potatoes). This was a starter!

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Enormous veal schnitzel at Lutter & Wegner, Berlin

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Nurembergers with potato salad and mustard at Literaturhaus Café, Berlin – simple and very good, a great lunch washed down with some German riesling

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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

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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

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Tucking into currywurst in Berlin at Konnopke’s Imbiss

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One of the remnants of the Berlin Wall

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Tyrolean charcuterie in Berlin

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Great cheesecake at Café Finovo, a little Berlin café on a cemetery – very eclectic, great lemonade too

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Café Finovo – this is what a cemetery café looks like :)

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No food trip to Berlin is complete without a trip to KadeWe – I wish I had bought one of these

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Currywurst Special at KaDeWe



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Poffertjes, tiny puffy pancajes, in Amsterdam

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Obligatory (and delicious) brined herring in Amsterdam

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Delicious drinks at Wynand Fockink, Amsterdam

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Vlaamse Frites with Satesaus

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Fantastic Rijsttafel at Indonesian restaurant Blauw (and this is only a third of it or so), Amsterdam

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Written by Niamh
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