Unfortunately, paying a visit to the restaurant you trust is not an option at the moment. How good that you still don’t have to do without your favorite dishes, because some of the best chefs in Berlin have not only put their recipes on their plates, but also on paper and collected them in great cookbooks. Instead of scrolling through the menu and having to decide on a dish, you can now cook all of them easy peasy at home. All the ingredients you need for this are 11 local cookbooks, a generous pinch of capital city flair, two hands selected pictures, and a small portion of the courage to swing the wooden spoon again. Et voilá: The result is a lot of inspiration for the home stove and definitely one or the other taste experience. Have fun and enjoy yourself.
Frea | Full Button. Zero Waste
The FREA caused a sensation as the first vegan zero-waste restaurant in Berlin. The founders David Suchy and Jasmin Martins tell in their book about their idea and its implementation and also give tips for a sustainable approach to the environment. In the book you will of course also find lots of delicious recipes. From pickled vegetables to complex dishes, everything is included. Accompanied by beautiful photos on – of course – 100% recycled paper. And while we’re talking about the environment: the book can be picked up directly in the restaurant, which saves you shipping.
Brasserie Colette | Tim Raue – recipes from the brasserie
Have you always wanted to know what a star chef is like behind the scenes? Then you should go on a gourmet trip with Tim Raue. On the way he provides inspiration and secrets about French classics such as steak fries and ratatouille. The celebrity chef’s 60 recipes take you straight into the exclusive world of brasseries and bistros. Vive la France!
Café König Otto | Aunt Poppi’s kitchen
Perhaps you still know Theopoula alias Poppi and her niece Nikoletta from Café König Otto . Poppi now only cooks privately in her Neukölln apartment, but her life still revolves around food. The family meets at large tables for boozy meals and shares all kinds of Greek delicacies. The 70 vegetarian and vegan dishes in their cookbook tell a German-Greek family story and, as it has to be, leave behind a light but incredibly delicious garlic taste of fabulously good tzatziki.
House of Small Wonder | Recipes and Stories
We admit it: the queues in front of the House of Small Wonder are often long , and you don’t really want to. All the better that there is now access to the delicious Japanese-American delicacies without waiting. The cookbook, which is designed at least as pretty and with as much attention to detail as the shop in Mitte, is always ready to cook for Comfort Food. Are you taking too long too? Then the book will also look great on your coffee table.
NENI | Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is certainly one of the most exciting cities: colorful, loud, pulsating and, above all, super tasty. Different cultures and cuisines merge here in culinary terms, which Haya Molcho and her four sons conjure up on your plates at Neni . In their book they provide great recipes and stories from their lively hometown. A tribute to Tel Aviv with Shakshuka, Shabich & Co. to fall in love with.
Canteen future | FOR MANY
Admittedly, when we hear the word canteen, we may think of gray tablets and loveless spinach. That is changing thanks to the future canteen . Together with the Berlin community gastronomy actors, the Kantine Zukunft is working on a change in public facilities for more product quality and taste. This resulted in the recipe collection with “FOR MANY”, with recipes from well-known cooks. With practical suggestions, the free collection provides inspiration for people who provide others with good and honest food on a daily basis.
Dudu | DUDU KITCHEN
Hanoi, Santiago de Chile and Tokyo meet on Torstrasse. Because here a lot of colorful vegetables, fresh herbs and fish merge in the kitchen of the DUDU to spicy aromatic dishes from Asia and Latin America. Have your wok ready, sharpen your knives for pho, crunchy rolls, creamy curry, and enjoy the exciting fusion cuisine.
Monsieur Vuong | The cookbook
Hand on heart, Vietnamese food is always possible! And whoever likes Pho has certainly made a pilgrimage to Monsieur Vuong in Mitte. All fans of the spicy broth will be happy with the cookbook of the same name. In addition to authentic recipes for Pho and Banh Mi, this provides a large portion of inspiration around the Vietnamese table and lifestyle of the Vuong family.
Kimchi Princess | Koreans cook it better
In Kreuzberg, the situation has clearly worsened with the Kimchi Princess – in the best sense of the word. It’s the hip place to be for kimchi and many other delicious Korean dishes. The word got around to George Clooney. Catapult yourself onto the kimchi throne with the recipes from Yuong-Mi, which she reveals in her cookbook with information on Korean cuisine.
heart & kidney | Our cookbook
The 52 selected recipes by Christoph Hauser and Michael Köhle from the former Herz & niere restaurant in Kreuzberg have been thoroughly tested . Unfortunately, the heart & kidney closed its doors at the end of 2020, but the recipes are timelessly delicious. The credo: respect for food. Whenever possible, everything from a product should be recycled. The own creations are strictly based on the season. Whether winter, summer, autumn, or winter, we would like to get started right away.
Lucky Leek | Vegan awesome
What rhymes with vegan genial? Exactly: feast. Well, at least almost. Anyway, if you follow Josita Hartanto’s instructions, you get exactly that. Sophisticated vegan dishes that take your cooking skills on your own stove to a new level (awarded by the Michelin Guide). The motto is “Exciting different cooking”. We are definitely very excited and a little bit hungry.