“Happiness in a jar”

One of the prettiest sounding trades I ever got was by a the little boy Noah, 5 years old. He traded what he calls “Happiness in a Jar”; pickeled cucumber. I totally know what he means with that. Personally I am addicted to sour polish cucumbers.

Monte West Coast, Portugal

Do you remember 1,5 years ago when I visited a place on crete that topped most places I ever visited? This hotel made such a footprint on my mind that when Harpers Bazaar 6 month later asked for my favorite place to go I could only answer “Crete”.

Roast apricots on turmeric bread

Over the next few months, The Bread Exchange will be featuring and collaborating with some of the interesting people we’ve met over the years and have in some way, shape or form been connected to or inspired by The Bread Exchange project.

Who makes the best Kaiserschmarrn’?

This weekend I decided to take it easy and re-load the batteries after the Swedish release. And, as usual, there is just no better place to relax then in Fischbachau.

TEDx Linz

Last week I was TEDx talking in Linz, Austria. I was outside of my comfortzone and insane nervous; jus like it should be.

Observer Food Monthly

I really really liked Tim Lewis story and reflections on The Bread Exchange in the Guardian’s OBSERVER Food Monthly. You can read the article here.

Need some more summer this year?

I can really recommend this favorite hide away from last year.

Yup, it is me.

This week Esprit is launching their Fall Winter Campaign. The whole idea around the campaign is to feature women who are passionate about what they do.

You can read more about the campaign here.

THE MAKING OF THE BOOK

KATHERINE SACKS, BERLIN

Katherine is the person I reach out to when I want an honest opinion on a restaurant in Berlin. Check out her online magazine, At the Table, for inspiration!

SASHA GORA, MUNICH

Sasha has been playing many roles in the making of The Bread Exchange book. I met Sasha in Münich for the first time in 2011 when I was having a showroom for Levi’s Vintage

LIZA HINMAN, SANTA ROSA

When I was in NYC to shoot for the German Travel guidebook from Smart Travelling I was introduced to Eric Anderson, who is one of the co-founders of Prune (I can highly recommend it!).

JOHN BENJAMIN SAVARY, BERLIN

Last weekend we went for a relaxing holiday in Bavaria. You will see more about this in the soon to be release BOOK. We also found a great caramelized Kaiserschmarrn’ at Schliersee. But who makes the best one? Please share with me your favorites!!

My Publisher

When the US publisher Chronicle books approached me in 2012 I was a bit reluctant. I knew their books, but not the company. I started to call everyone I knew with any kind of connection in the business to check them out.

KHEIRA LINDER, STOCKHOLM

When I started working on my book I knew I wanted something by Kheira in there. I offered my apartment in exchange for a drawing since I knew she loves to come back to Berlin from time to time.

RENEE BAUMANN, NYC

I have always been amazed with how open people in NY can be about sharing their network- an attitude that we in Europe could learn from.

LAURA XIMENA VILANUEVA GUERRA, BERLIN

It started of with a classic bread trade. 4 years ago Laura offered to compose the dream cake for my birthday. What do you like? she asked.

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