Shrimp & grits, a Southern classic


How are y’all doing today? Now you might be wondering why the heck I am calling you y’all. That’s fairly easy: I am writing to you from Charleston, South Carolina, one of my favorite spots on planet earth and a city in the deep South of the United States of America. The one thing that…

Aroma dinner in Basel, Switzerland


Dinner in 8 acts at the fabulous Stucki restaurant by Tanja Grandits Location: Basel, Switzerland This dinner was an explosion in colors and taste. Not much text can describe the taste. Ergo, please indulge in the pictures we took. I would go back anytime again. Food: 100% tasty, service: 100% great, experience: 100% impressive To…

Radio Alice: the best pizza in London


What is special about pizza in London? Not so much in the first place. I have seen fast food pizza places, pizza trucks and candle-lit Italian restaurants. No doubt about that: You will find a decent slice of pizza in London. I want to share a little story from my last night’s stroll around Shoreditch…

On top of the mountain in the Czech Republic


Last weekend marked a friend reunion with Radek and Martin in Prague. Our friendship is a special one, we met 17 years ago during a summer vacation on the island of Korcula in Croatia and since then remained in touch. Every now and then (this time 10 years!) the three of us meet somewhere in Europe. What awaited us…

Getting to know: Newman Slayer Mustard


Artisan food production is getting more and more popular these days. Thinking back, it feels like it all started with the growing popularity of farmer`s markets and supermarkets like Wholefoods in the US or Alnatura (so called Bio Supermärkte) in Germany that gave us access to a wider choice of fresh and healthy food. Almost 3 years…

Getting to know: Copenhagen food inspirations


Last weekend was a hit. We spent the weekend in Copenhagen. Best part about it: Apart from the flight, the Airbnb apartment and a few recommendations of friends, we had nothing planned. Blank agenda that got filled with great impressions. We started out with a guided bike tour with Bike Mike (a curiosity in a…

Getting to know: Original Unverpackt in Berlin (DE)


+++ English version see below+++Special post in German+++ Mein erster Besuch im Original Unverpackt (OU) Laden hat sich angefühlt wie Weihnachten. Gelesen habe ich von Original Unverpackt schon vor ein paar Monaten und konnte es gar nicht abwarten einmal in Person vor den Regalen zu stehen und live einzukaufen! Meine einzige Hürde war ein Besuch…

Getting to know: A Praça in Lisboa, Portugal


I love discovering hidden gems that serve good food. Restaurants with heart. Soul food in a good atmosphere. That’s how it should be. And this weekend was a strike. Something like a 9 or 10 out of 10. I am talking about a restaurant called A Praça in Lisbon. Not in Bairro Alto where you might expect…

Getting to know: Caramelized, the cookbook app


Caramelized…mmmhh, that must be a desert or cake you must think, maybe crème brûlée. Not quite. Sorry to disappoint you, it’s much better: Caramelized is a smart phone and tablet app that lets you to find great cookbooks, manage your favourite recipes and even download the shopping list to your smart phone. Gone are the days of…

Getting to know: Restaurant Vienna @ Fettstrasse, Hamburg


Moin readers, this post is for the Hamburg folks among my followers. Some of the best culinary discoveries I make are typically those of small, hidden restaurants and restaurant Vienna (Fettstrasse, Hamburg) is my latest discovery. You might have been to this place before, if not, TAKE YOUR PHONE AND MAKE A RESERVATION. Vienna’s menu is creative…

Getting to know: Lehka Hlava in Prague, CZ


This weekend I had the pleasure of a full-time family weekend in Prague. My parents are Czech and even though I was raised in Germany I grew up with a lot of Czech traditions and especially Czech food. You should have seen our reaction as kids if grandma hadn’t had time to bake a traditional…

Getting to know: HelloFresh and their Kochbox


Welcome back to the world of gourmets. I hope all of you had a good start and I would like to welcome you back to a yummilicious year with creative ideas on what and where to eat and drink here on Fourchette&Knife. This year starts well, at least that was my experience this week. This is…

Getting to know: Seafood Restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina


Today I woke up to pouring rain and had a hard time realizing that apparently summer is over in Germany. Seems like the weather god is sending first signs. Besides that, farmers’ markets have started selling plums. Oh oh, that’s a sign of transition: First come asparagus and rhubarb in our hemisphere, then strawberries, cherries…

Getting to know: Spencer and his 30 day bread roll challenge


Dear readers, You might be wondering what all those food challenges are about that I have been posting on lately. Let me tell you: They are about doing something unusual once in a while and I am tempted to start a poll for what kind of challenge I should talk about next. Any crazy ideas,…

Getting to know: Chinese LaMian Noodles @ Studio Bühler, Hamburg


LaMian, hen hao che! :) This weekend was fun time, dear friends and followers, Chris and I had signed up for an exclusive LaMian prepare-them-yourself cooking action session. And let me tell you, for that night I really felt sent back in time, to the good old China times, when we used to get the…

Getting to know: Turkish Delight in Mannheim, Germany


Ayran, pide & caj. Does that ring a bell? If you have been to Turkey before, it certainly does. For those of you, who haven’t yet, I have made a great discovery. No need to travel this far, Mannheim, a city in Germany’s Southwest, has an outstanding Turkish community with culinary treats and a genuine…

Getting to know: Frutapura in Prague, CZ


This Sunday I was strolling through the pre-Christmas scenery of Prague’s old town when I stumbled upon a bio fruit & veggie store named Frutapura. My mission of this afternoon was to buy some exotic fruit we like to decorate our Christmas table with and snack on during the Christmas holidays. That morning I had first…

Getting to know: The story of Veuve Cliquot


Knowing about my interest in culinaria, my friend Mailin has lent me a book called ‘Veuve Cliquot’ by Tilar J.Mazzeo. The book tells the story of the world famous champagne empire and more precisely of the life of the widow Cliquot, the woman who built the foundation for Veuve Cliquot’s history and after who the…