Queen of soups

This weekend it is midsummer! In the norse mythology it was believed to be a night full of magic and that this night was meant for celebrations.

So, if you have not already done all your arrangements and preparations I thought I share with you some images from last year to give you some inspiration.

Your Guide to Midsummer!

On friday night we celebrate midsummer in Sweden. Weather you are married or not – Don’t miss to capture some of the magic in this night. To make sure you get into the mood I thought I share with you are part of the midsummer chapter in my book:


To give gifts to parents-to-be is not always easy. I think my girlfriends came up with the best possible idea.

Thank You Ladies!

Berlin Summer Guide

The guys from Liganova is releasing their new city guide for Berlin and have interviewed me for my summer favorites.

Foodblogging 2.0

Last week I took part in a panel discussion at re:publica.

You can see and read more about it here.

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”.

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.

Berlin Book Release

Thank You ALL for coming to the evening and raising a glass with me!

The Bread Exchange in NYC

Before summer is over – dont miss this classic Polish soup!

Need some more summer this year?

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

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.

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.


Spring Maxfield, Santa Rosa

Spring Maxfield is not just one of the warmest people I’ve ever met, She is also the SpiderQueen in the Net of the Farmers Black Market of Sonoma County. Yes, this is true, there is a secret underground market for food lovers in one of the most inspiring regions of USA. And Spring is part of my book. Meet her her!


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


One thing that always strikes me in New York City is the women. There is that certain kind of New York lady who has an impressively thick skin. The ones who have also managed to keep warmth in their hearts are the kind that truly inspire me.


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.


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.


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!).


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!

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.


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.