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Katie’s Blue Cat Opens Online

 

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The delightful coffee shop and bakery especially popular for it’s home-made granola and anglo-american style in-house baked goods served up in a beautiful interior  – unless I imagined it, I had an amazing moon pie there a long time ago, that I still think about sometimes – is now open for business online, with a beautifully designed new website. Ngoc Duong and Olivia Wood opened Katie’s Blue Cat in Neukölln in 2011.

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Romanian Pop-up Dinner

Next Tuesday Andreea Buteata will host a Romanian pop-up dinner at Café Futuro in Neukölln. Last week I was lucky to photograph Andreea’s dishes as she tested out some inspiration for her menu. Here, Andreea answers a few questions about what we can look forward to!

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Fried chicken, with pear and caramelised leeks

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Meet The Barkeep: Atalay Aktas, Schwarze Traube

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Crossing the threshold of Berlin speakeasy Schwarze Traube, you’ll spot all the hallmarks of a good bar: high-quality spirits, house-made liqueurs, an array of homemade bitters. One thing, however, is notably absent: a menu. That’s thanks to owner Atalay Aktas, who feels that a standard cocktail list is more limiting than it is helpful.

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BRB: Gone fishin’ in Morocco

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Hello there,

Deep-fried crunchy thanks to everyone who has read, and listened to, Berlin Belly since we launched just a little over a month ago. OW!

Me myself, in the last month I also started an intensive German course, threw myself into full-time freelancing and launched this here website and podcast.

Tomorrow I’m heading to Morocco on a work mission: I’ll be updating the Travelettes instagram and twitter while I’m there, with everything from camel rides to henna tats, Berber villages, camping in the desert and lots more #tagine

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Über den Tellerrand – Burp Podcast Episode 6

This week for episode 6 I’m joined by Hadi and Anja from Über den Tellerrand, a charitable organisation in Berlin which aims to improve the integration of refugees in German society, through social projects like cooking glasses, community gardening, tandem exchanges, dance workshops, a cookbook and lots more.

Anja is in charge of “Champions Management” at Über den Tellerrand (champions are volunteer project coordinators – you can be one too!), and Hadi is a refugee from Aleppo in Syria who has been in Berlin for 5 months. Through Über den Tellerrand, Hadi has taught Syrian cooking classes during his time in Berlin.

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Fräulein Kimchi + BrewDog – Burp Podcast Episode 5

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Episode 5 of the Berlin Belly podcast is in two parts. Part 1: Fräulein Kimchi! Part 2: Brew Dog!

Every week is Berlin food week on Berlin Belly, but now there is an actual Berlin Food Week, so we are delighted to be speaking to Lauren Lee aka Fräulein Kimchi , who is taking part in Berlin Food Week, this weekend at the House of Food on Friday October 2nd. Tickets here.

This week on the podcast, Lauren talks with Elizabeth about the food journey which led from Lauren’s arrival in Berlin as an opera singer, to her new restaurant, also called Fräulein Kimchi, which opened in Berlin last month. Viva la kimchi!

 

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Berlin’s Best Boozers

Berlin is a historical city, that goes without saying. Tucked away down cobblestone streets, in the far reaches of Wilmersdorf – and actually quite close to my own home – are some kneipe’s that leave any bustling modern joint in the shade. Come with me as we visit the best boozers in Berlin:

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Zur Letzten Instanz in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg stole a little piece of my heart, with it’s beautiful draught taps, tiled stove seat (hundreds of years old, bears the faint impression of Napoleon’s arse) beer garden and beautiful antiques dotted around. It boasts the claim of Berlin’s oldest bar, dating back to the 1600s. I can’t wait to come back and have dinner here (while I was inside shooting, the waitress turned away more than one group that spontaneously showed up – and that was a Tuesday. Reservations advised.)

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