Luisa Weiss, blogger and creator of The Wednesday Chef, wrote a pretty little memoir called My Berlin Kitchen. It's about finding her place in the world after an upbringing defined by movement between Europe (Berlin, Italy) and the U.S. (Boston, New York). And, yeah, okay, it's also a love story. But I think we all know how I feel about love around here. Yuck!
I particularly enjoyed reading her descriptions of German holiday traditions, from roasted goose to doughnuts with a little, um, surprise! The recipes featured in the book are lovely and span the globe. I've already made her German yeasted plum cake, spicy Mexican meatballs, and Italian tomato bread soup, the latter of which is a completely amazing way to treat the last of this summer's fantastic tomatoes.
Fans of the book and blog will want to head down to the Harvard Book Store at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, where Luisa will be speaking and signing books.