On the 15th of September, we hosted The Good Supper's fall edition at Berg Burg in Wedding. It was a hot-hot evening—perhaps the last this year with temperatures well over 30 degrees. Now, a month later, the mercury has dropped at least 20 Celsius and our summer dresses and open toed sandals have been replaced by wool coats and winter boots.
Photographer, visual artist and passionate plant-based cook Tabea Mathern has prepared a salad inspired by the many cultures that fuse to make Berlin the colorful mix that it is—and at the same time, makes a beautiful statement about coexistence and community.
‘Food is just matter or liquid containing flavor,' he said, ‘and if we learn to taste our food free of our preconceived notions of what goes with what, a whole world of new combinations become possible.’ My mind was officially blown.
Two weeks ago today, SemiDomesticated and our friends at Berg Burg hosted the second—summer edition of The Good Supper, and the evening was nothing shy of exuberant! Sisters, Sophie and Xenia von Oswald, of the newly founded food blog Rocket & Basil, brought a plethora of rich flavors with a Middle Eastern feast, inspired by their upbringing and cooked with love.
As a vegetarian chef I find it important to play with different flavours and textures in the creation of a new dish. It should always touch as many senses as possible in order to obtain complete satisfaction.
Looking for different ways to use and reuse evergreens, we came across this photo story by another favorite online and print magazine, Kinfolk, showing us that pine needles can in fact be used for food. Yes, you can eat your Christmas tree!
We've been taking a deeper look into urban agriculture and are wondering if this could be the solution to many city-dwellers' dreams of being close to nature while still enjoying the convenience and excitement of big city living.