30. November 2020
Growing up in Bavaria meant growing up with a rich culture of sweet dishes. My top favorite food as a child was „Dampfnudeln“. This is a lightly sweetened yeast dumpling, baked in a buttered dutch oven. The bottom of the dutch oven is sprinkled with a little sugar and covered with milk. The dumplings are put in side by side and covered with the lid, as tight as possible, to keep the steam in and baked in the oven. The classic version is steamed and shouldn’t brown on top, but we never...

23. November 2020
Thanksgiving is coming up this week and I will not celebrate it as I usually do. Thirteen years ago we started with two other families to celebrate Thanksgiving. Over the years routines and a menu developed and it is a meeting we are looking forward to all year. You might ask, why does a bunch of germans celebrate Thanksgiving the U.S. american way? Well, quite easy: All of us have lived for a time in the U.S. or Canada and experienced what a central part of culture it is there. It is one of...

16. November 2020
It is autumn and all the root vegetables are back. The air has grown colder and I long for earthy and comforting dishes. Gone is the time of the fresh and crisp summer salads, to make the heat bearable. All over now. Now I make beet salad. Dark and earthy, and straight up from my childhood. This salad is not the sparkling, fire works and let the champagne pop rockstar dish that wants all attention, but boy do I crave it‘s humble homeliness sometimes. It is like a blanket of good memories and...

09. November 2020
Fall is here and with it a new bounty of apples. In my kitchen apples are a staple. They are versatile, aromatic and keep well. They are delicious fresh or cooked and baked. There are countless varieties around, even though in the supermarkets only a handful shows up. The super market apples are tailored to be eaten fresh. They tend to be more on the sweet and less on the tart side. But when baked or cooked they are often bland. They just do not have enough acidity in their taste profile to...

01. November 2020
I challenged myself to illustrate one recipe per week for They Draw And Cook. I love this site and all the different styles and recipes to be found there. As a food stylist turned food illustrator illustrating recipes are always a fun challenge, and I love food and welcome every chance to illustrate them...

28. October 2020
After my latest post on Instagram, I said I needed a bit time to process. Well, I did as promised and here I am, telling you my thoughts on what happened. It seems that I ran into a shadow ban. All of a sudden nearly no one could see my art and I couldn‘t find my images even when I searched for the hashtags I‘d indexed them with. After a few days of this I was really frustrated. Even most of my followers wouldn’t see my art, because the algorithm wouldn’t show it to them. And before you...