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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,030 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luisa Weiss Narrator: Angela Dawe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781469236360
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It takes courage to turn your life upside down, especially when everyone is telling you how lucky you are. But sometimes what seems right feels deeply wrong. My Berlin Kitchen tells the story of how one thoroughly confused, kitchen-mad romantic broke off her engagement, quit her dream job, and went across the ocean in search of happiness.

Luisa Weiss was working in New York after college and living with her future fiancé when she decided to bake, roast, and stew her way through the huge collection of recipes she’d been clipping and hoarding for years. The blog she wrote to document her adventures, The Wednesday Chef, soon became a sensation. But she never stopped longing for her childhood home in Berlin. After months of heartache and a painful breakup, Luisa decided to take the plunge and move back to Berlin.

Anyone who enjoyed Julie and Julia will laugh and cheer and cook alongside Luisa as she takes us into her heart and tells us how she gave up everything, only to find love waiting where she least expected it. Luisa will seduce you with stories of hunting for an apartment with her new German boyfriend, battling with white asparagus at the tail end of the season, orchestrating an awkward three-family Thanksgiving dinner, and working through the difficulties of settling into her new life by baking batches (and batches) of impossible German Christmas cookies.

She will have you rooting for Max, the first man to really understand her divided heart. And she will convince you that while Paris has its magic, when it comes to real inspiration in the kitchen, and in life, there is nothing like Berlin.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annamarie | 2/12/2014

    " Although I'm thrilled to have found a contemporary book written by a (half) American living in Germany, I think my expectations were too high, so I was a little disappointed by this book. I think I was mostly put off by Luisa's "grass is greener" complex which made her come off as both indecisive and melodramatic. I would have enjoyed this book more if she hadn't spent her time justifying/analyzing herself, but rather focused on sharing her life and experiences. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 2/9/2014

    " Starts out good, but last few chapters unnecessary. Seems like they were tacked on merely to lengthen the book not really advance the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Topinka | 2/7/2014

    " I am not sure if I would have enjoyed this book as much if I wasn't already an avid reader of the author's food blog. That said, the recipes are mouthwatering, and I enjoyed getting a further glimpse into one of my favorite blogger's life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simone Lehmann | 2/7/2014

    " A nice story, good recipes. Kind of a cross between Eat, Love, Pray and Julie & Julia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 2/2/2014

    " Love the recipes and worldwide vision. Wish it had been a little less mopey! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle King | 1/18/2014

    " An interesting travel/food memoir that takes place in many cities that I love and spent time in including Boston, Paris and Berlin. The writer is thoughtful, a bit pensive and introspective. The book includes recipes that are tied to the story---I'm excited to try the recipes. I really enjoy reading memoirs and it was cool to learn more about this new author. She sounds like an interesting person and I look forward to following her blog too (The Wednesday Chef). I would recommend the book and am so grateful to my good friend who gave me this book for my birthday! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amie | 1/12/2014

    " loving it.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanne Nichols | 1/4/2014

    " Felt like this was a bad blog of a person who could not decide what she wanted to do with her life and really did not think any of the recipes were all that enticing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 12/31/2013

    " Fun read with recipes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia Tierney | 12/9/2013

    " A charming memoir for the foodie, armchair travel from the Wednesday Chef food blogger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mehreen | 9/26/2013

    " Cute memoir written by a fellow Tufts Jumbo! Lots of recipes and stories about life in Brookline, Berlin and NYC. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shelly Hicks | 8/9/2013

    " I think this works better as a blog. I rarely don't finish a book but I totally lost interest and couldn't force myself to pick it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sunne | 8/9/2013

    " What I liked most in this book was the refreshing, honest tone of the narrator. I felt immediately like chatting with a girlfriend. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fritz Brantley | 7/16/2013

    " Barfegnugen "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 7/8/2013

    " Thank you for a food memoir that is German based. I love France and Italy but there's more to Europe worth reading about and experiencing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 6/16/2013

    " Great fun read! fast paced... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hillary | 5/18/2013

    " An entertaining read, however some phrases are reused to often. The Kindle copy had many typos in it. I enjoyed it until the final 2-3 chapters. Can't wait to try out some of the recipes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan O'brien | 2/28/2013

    " I enjoy travel, cooking and memoirs. This book has it all plus lots of heart. If you believe that cooking is love then you'll probably enjoy it too. A quick read with lots of recipes - I will try a couple of them. And add Berlin to my list of place that I want to visit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E | 1/23/2013

    " Good. I've just read too many books like this lately (life, foreign countries, recipes)....the Berlin element is interesting but not overly interesting. I couldn't finish (but I had other good books in the lineup.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/20/2012

    " This was a lovely book and one of my favorite kinds - memoir mixed with food. It reminded me quite a bit of A Homemade Life which I also enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandy73 | 10/23/2012

    " I'd heard great reviews about this book from the foodie bloggers I follow. It was good but not as good as I was expecting. And I'm not sure I'd try any of the recipes - not really my style of cooking. A nice love story though... "

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About the Narrator

Angela Dawe is an actor and improviser working with the Annoyance Theater and Second City in Chicago. Her career has encompassed stage, television, and film work, in addition to award-winning audiobook narrations, which include young adult, suspense, romance, and historical fiction titles.