About me

About me…

My name is Suzy. I was born in the Middle East and up until my teenage years I spent my time between Eastern Europe and Greece. I went to University in Paris and discovered the world of food.  I was fascinated and a little seed of interest was planted. I moved to London and spent my 20′s trying to figure out my place in the Universe - or at least in London.

I celebrated turning 30 by enrolling in a year-long Food and Wine diploma at Leiths. Probably the most fun I have ever had! I was convinced that my calling lay somewhere in the food world. Enthusiastically, I embarked on a multitude of internships at magazines and work experience at some of the best independent award-winning delis in London. It turns out that 18 hours day in a kitchen were not for me.

Finally I found a home with a wonderful British deli in Primrose Hill called Melrose and Morgan. Now I have moved to Berlin with my husband and our one and a half two year old daughter.

About this blog…

Yes, I like to eat but not half as much as I like everything that goes with eating.  The people, the culture, the idiosyncracies  and when it’s good; the incredible memories.  Food inspires me, it moves me to go and do.  That can mean trying restaurants, visiting grocery shops or recipes.  I love that when I meet another foodie, our common interest will push us from strangers to old friends over a shared piece of cake.

I intend for this blog to be a discovery of Berlin through its eateries.  I try to take a lot of pictures so that you can see what I am seeing and so that if you decide to visit someplace I’ve been to, you instantly recognise it.

Finally, this is my blog and illustrates my likes and dislikes - it is an entirely subjective thing so you may find your taste is entirely different from mine.

All the pictures posted belong to me, please do not steal.

If you would like to get in touch with me, write to me at [email protected]

33 Responses to About me

  1. Wendy says:

    Very nice blog. I enjoy your writing, your stories and the accompanying pictures. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Ilanit says:

    Suzy GREAT BLOG you at your very best food and words!!!
    I will be here JO

  3. Giulia says:

    Loving this Suzy…love the food, the pictures and the stories. Still wonder how you manage to cook such intricate meals, and further wonder how you get your toddler to eat it!
    Desi pretty much only eats meat and Maelle will eat pasta…we can stick with basics such as bread, cheese and yogurt and if I’m really lucky they’ll devour peppers, string beans, strawberries and broccoli heads!
    I still cook and serve them different things (mussels last night did not go over well), but it has to be fresh, fast and easy and for that reason I have reverted mostly to the Jamie Oliver recipes and sometimes some Martha Stewart ones. And then I get tired and really bad and revert to some convenience food :(

    Keep it up and looking forward to your Berlin stories.


  4. Hi, I like what you’re doing here. I was just wondering, what’s up with your Blogroll? If you ever have questions about this wonderful WordPress stuff, I’d love the chance to help if I can.

    Reading about you in a foreign supermarket reminds me of the way I am with book stores. I try to avoid them because time flies by so fast when I go in.

    Whatever you do, just keep the stories coming:-)

  5. laurelpaula says:

    This is fastastic! Welcome to Berlin, and I very much look forward to following your blog! Cheers, Paula

  6. Hello

    I’ve just started a supper club in Berlin and I wondered if you might be interested in coming along to one of our events and blogging about it? (Or just coming along?)

    I would really like to have some honest reviews online from independent food-bloggers like yourself - even if they’re unfavourable reviews. Though honest and favourable would be my preference, of course!

    If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Hope to see you soon.

    Best wishes

    Caroline of Thyme Supper Club (www.thyme-supperclub.com)

  7. hi, I just stumbled upon your lovely blog - we have a lot in common! layout and theme of the blog! thank god we blog in different languages haha :)
    I would have some questions because my blog is making me crazy, layout-wise…and of course I’d love to stay in touch with you, foodiesoulmate! :)

  8. Sasa says:

    I really relate - I worked for a few years in kitchens but realised though I love food and want to work with it, the life of a cook is not for me. I’m a Kiwi but I live in Austria and look forward to perhaps visiting some of the places you describe when I visit Berlin.

  9. Hi, nice to meet you !

  10. Hi, found you through David’s site. Great blog you have here. I used to work in Berlin. Looking forward to visiting more often. Greetings form Colorado. Kirsten

  11. KT says:

    Hi Suzy, as a fellow foodie who has also recently moved over to Berlin from London and whose other half is also a Soho House member, there seem to be many parallels! I just came back from the SIAL in Paris and would love to speak to you about a herbal sweetener you might want to try for your baking and also to speak generally about life in Berlin. Am really enjoying the blog and can really relate to all your experiences! Hope to hear from you soon.

  12. jif says:

    Hi Suzy, I just found your blog through the Wednesday Chef. I know you are Berlin based but if you ever get to Hamburg, we would love it if you would check out our little supper club. You can find more info on us at http://www.popupkitchen.blogspot.com. Our next dinner will be in mid January and monthly thereafter.

    Excellent blog - I am so glad I found it!



  13. Giulia Pines says:

    I just stumbled across your blog looking for a review of the CoCo Bahn Mi deli, and I was astonished to find how many places you’ve been to that I love here in Berlin. I’ve spent the twp and a half years since I moved here trying to become an expert in eating out and in, so I guess I’m somewhat of a Berlin foodie myself. I have been to most of the markets, I know where to get a lot of the hard to find ingredients, and I have a list of favorite restaurants you must try, which I would be happy to share with you! I love your recipes and photos. Please do get in touch if you ever want a companion to go to far flung corners of Berlin and try unusual foods with!

    • Hi Giulia, Would love to grab lunch one day. I am still trying to negotiate the snowy streets of Berlin at the moment. But when we have a break in the cold snap (is it insane to believe that will be before Spring?) we should meet.

  14. Chia says:

    Hi, I’m new in Berlin, I just finished writing the review of CôCô on my Blog, and then I found your amazing blog. I love visiting good restaurant as well. Your lovely blog will be my foodie map here <3 Would you mind if I links to your blog? XXX Chia

  15. Hello,

    We just wanted to stop by and let you know that we love what you’re doing with Foodie In Berlin — especially your engaging tone and perspective on the nicest little spots of Berlin (and a special thanks for the Chicken In Lemon Syrup recipe - something for the weekend methinks). We also wanted to offer up a way for us to work together.

    Who are we? We’re two London based editors with deceptively French sounding names. We travel a lot and we know how difficult it can be to find the best blogs in the cities we visit and the crucial information you want to really understand a place beneath the surface and make some real connections. So we’re doing something about it by starting ChorusandEcho.com. A way to give our readers informed access to ideas and cities across the World, while at the same time giving our family of contributors a far larger audience and an opportunity for them to make a little bit (but hopefully a lot!) more money from their content.

    We have spent months pouring over thousands upon thousands of blogs and sites and have decided to launch in 20 cities with a handful of blogs in each. We would love to work with you there in Berlin and beyond. We would use the content you post up on your blog, so there’s no extra work for you at all. At the same time you would be credited for any content, which means extra traffic for foodieinberlin.com.

    We wanted to attach the one-pager for you to have a look at, but couldn’t find your email address but if you want any details on how to be involved, or have any thoughts or questions just email me at the address above and either myself or Luc will get right back to you!


    Luc Le Corre and Jean-Robert.

  16. Linda says:

    Luisa- I am coming to Berlin at the beginning of April. Is there anything you think I shouldn’t miss of the “new Berlin”? I love art, architecture, history and FOOD. Your blog says a lot about food, so I am curious about your other personal delights. And #2 any spectacular vegetarian spots (worth the detour)? I am coming early but joining a tour from my synagogue. Our Rabbi gave a class on Jewish German history, hence the vegetarian 4 star question.

    And I love your writing.

    • Axel Podehl says:

      Hi Luisa,

      just read your question and immediately ‘cookies cream’ comes to my mind. It’s vegetarian, a bit ‘artsy’ and difficult to find, but very well worth the search.

      Suzy, congrats to your judgements.


  17. Deborah says:

    Hi Suzy

    Do you have a private mail where I could email you please?
    I would like to ask u smth that might interest you ;-)

    Best Regards,

  18. Your blog’s definitely gonna be on my blogroll!
    Welcome to Berlin.

  19. fleur says:

    Great blog!
    I don’t know if you also fancy drinks, but i just checked the Helmut Kohl in Emserstr. and they have the best Whisky Sour in this part of the city. Keep on with the great work!

  20. Lea aus dem Kochhaus says:

    Dear Suzy,

    I would like to make you a nice little offer from http://www.kochhaus.de but have difficulties to get in touch with you. Would you drop me a line with your address so I can tell you a little be more about Kochhaus and my idea.

    Thanks & looking forward!

  21. arynfine says:

    Hi, I just found your blog and am really excited to read through it! It looks like a great resource!

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