Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A Blog Is Born

What are the odds that two people, both named Ward, would live within a couple of blocks of each other in Berlin? Josh Ward and I aren't related, but we do share a deep interest in food and cooking, and a few weeks ago, Josh came up with an idea for a blog aimed at helping English-speakers in Berlin cope with reproducing their favorite things in Germany. The idea is to provide information on ingredients, report on sources, investigate what's at the markets, and in general make life easier for folks who like to cook. The emphasis will be on cooking, and not on restaurants, although you can bet that if we ever find edible Mexican food for sale somewhere here we'll make a big noise about it, and frankly, if that really is a Malian imbiss going in down the street from me -- as it seems to be -- where the old Chinese one was, I'm going to report on that, too.

The blog is very much still under construction, both graphically and conceptually, and Josh has been slightly hampered, too, by the birth of a daughter who's been variously described as "beautiful" and "looks just like Josh," which is certainly confusing.

At any rate, ladies and gentlemen, here it is, Hungry In Berlin

5 comments:

benperry.net said...

That, my expatriot friend, is a friggin brilliant idea - count me in as an already dedicated reader if not fellow foodie (still gotta get that merit badge). And thanks again, from Yuhang and I, for the din din last night. Merveilleux!

William Thirteen said...

super! my cooking skills are rudimentary at best - so i will look to you for inspiration....

Arabella said...

Yummy.
WV is "gfumksqa" which could be a relish....

Marie said...

Markets in Berlin looks very much like markets in Montpellier (I had a look at his photos).

Ed Ward said...

Except that the variety of fruits and vegetables is much bigger at the Arceaux market, and they've got all that bread and cheese. Our markets also have a lot of handcrafts and other non-food items. But the quality is still pretty high, especially for this part of the world.