Those Wonderful Cookbooks! #fbm17

One of my favorites: Feel Good Kitchen (Stirring Slowly) by Georgina Hayden. All pics by Franzi.

Every year when I am at the Frankfurt Book Fair I bring home a lot of new book wishes – and most of them are always cookbooks. Here are some of my favorites I found this year. Lucky me, X-Mas is not too soon now ;).

Have a wonderful (and tasty) week!

The cookbook that really convinced me on a second glance: Vietnamese Cuisine from Elizabeth Street Cafe.

Peek inside:The recipes are French-inspired and look really fancy and delicious!

The Great Dixter Cookbook – Recipes from an English Garden by Aaron Bertelsen features seasonal recipes.

Das Beste vom Wochenmarkt by Elisabeth Raether (available only in German: “The Best from the Farmers Market”) – A collection of the fresh and seasonal recipes regularly featured in the German ZEITmagazin.

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Two More Books I found on the Frankfurt Book Fair! #fbm16

book1Die Männer meines Lebens // Dear Mr. You by Marie-Louise Parker. The famous American actress and writer writes a letter to all the important men in her life: Her belated father, her son, her friends and affairs… Pics made by Franzi on the #fbm16.

Here are the last two books I would like to present you that I found on the Frankfurt book fair 2016: Die Männer meines Lebens (Dear Mr. You) by Mary-Louise Parker – something like a memoir in letters to all the men that had an impact on her – and Töchter einer neuen Zeit (Daughters of a New Age, only in German available) by Carmen Korn, a book about German History and the lives of four different women starting 1919 their midwive training in Hamburg (!).

I wish you a wonderful weekend! Have a comfy one :)!

book2Töchter einer neuen Zeit (Daughter of a New Age) by Carmen Korn: Four women start their midwife training in 1919 in Germany. A book about German history and the impact on four different lives.

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Children’s Books! #fbm16

book4A look inside Von einem mutigen Hasen, der heimlich auszog, die Welt zu entdecken und das Fürchten zu lernen (From a brave rabbit, who secretly went away to discover the world and to learn what fear is). I already presented you the book on Wednesday. Pics made by Franzi on the #fbm16.

Of course I looked out for children’s books on the Frankfurt book fair (like every year 🙂 ). Here are the six most entertaining, colorful, artsy and fun books I found…

I wish you a wonderful weekend! Have a fantastic one :)!

book3bMy second children’s book favorite: Luftigruß (A boy and a house) by Maja Kastelic

book3a…a look inside the book.

book5Afternoon Tea at Raffles Hotel by Fleur Vella-Chang: The colorful book is very famous among Singapore-based kids!

book6A BIG book about bees: Bienen by Piotr Socha!

book2Extremely cute: Keiner gruselt sich vor Gustav (Nobody is afraid of Gustav) by Guido van Genechten.

book1For little Scientists: Fliege, Falter, Honigbiene (Fly, moth, honeybee) by Virginie Aladjidi and Emmanuelle Tchoukriel.

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Those Pretty Books! #fbm16

book1Der Lauf der Liebe (The Course of Love) by Alain de Botton. All pics by Franzi, made on the #fbm16.

Every year on the Frankfurt Book Fair I am looking out for books that are unique – not only in their content (which remains the priority) but also in their look. I am not the only crazy person doing this – there are even two competitions that are selecting the most beautiful books every year: The Stiftung Buchkunst honors the best book design and then there is the Beauty and the Book Award. Here are my four favorites…

Have a beautiful day!

book4Alice im Wunderland & Alice hinter den Spiegeln (Alice in Wonderland & Alice through the Looking Glass) by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Floor Rieder.

book2The cookbook Octaphilosophy by the Taiwanese chef André Chiang looks extremely precious.

book3The most beautiful children’s book I have seen this year on the book fair: Von einem mutigen Hasen, der heimlich auszog, die Welt zu entdecken und das Fürchten zu lernen (From a brave rabbit, who secretly went away to discover the world and to learn what fear is) by Alexandre Chardin and Mylène Rigaudie.

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Those Wonderful Cookbooks! #fbm16

cooking6Love at first sight: Raw by Icelandic chef Solla Eiriksdottir. All pics by Franzi, made on the #fbm16.

Cookbooks are a big passion of mine. Maybe I shouldn’t wonder why my notebook is now full of new cookbook titles after the Frankfurt book fair #fbm16. Here are (only) twelve of my favorites I found this year – most of them were published in 2016, some re-published and some a bit older :).

Enjoy cooking (& reading)!

cooking7Vegetarian, the Middle Eastern Way: The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook by Salma Hage.

cooking12Tinned fish recipes. Really! (German): Frisch aus der Dose by Bart van Olphen.

cooking11My last coffeehouse discovery Vollpension in Vienna has now its own recipe book (German): Vollpension – Kuchen von der Oma.

cooking10A recipe biography and a dialog between the grandma and her granddaughter (German): Oma Heidi by Christina Schmid.

cooking13Vegetarian cooking – the US way (German): USA vegetarisch.

cooking9More than only cheesecake: New York Cult Recipes by Marc Grossman.

cooking5I already have the Italian version, now I need this one as well: Quick and Easy Spanish Recipes by Simone and Inés Ortega.

cooking4One of my absolute favorites this year: The Silver Spoon for Children – Favorite Italian Recipes!!!

cooking8I am still a bread baking addict: The Larousse Book of Bread by Éric Kayser.

cooking3Not only on cold days: Clean Soups by Rebecca Katz.

cooking2 Another big favorite of mine – because it answers the question what to cook on special occasions like X-Mas or a dinner with friends while living gluten-free: Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations.

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2016! #fbm16

fbm8This year’s guest at the book fair were the Netherlands and Flanders. Here they presented their literature and culture. All Pics by Franzi.

I am back from Frankfurt and this year’s book fair. It was a blast and my little note-book is full of inspirations and  – of course – new book recommendations. Those will be following the next days :). Here are some impressions from my time on the book fair.

I wish you a wonderful start into the fresh week – have an inspiring one :)!

fbm7The presentation of the Netherlands and Flanders reminded on a beach with waves…

fbm6…and the books shined through layers of fabric.

fbm11The stall by the publishing group Oetinger was impressing!

fbm4The Hendrick’s Gin Bar at THE ARTS+

fbm5…I drank a G&T, of course!

fbm2There was also an antiquarian bookseller part on the fair…

fbm3…that was really fascinating for me!

fbm1David Hockney opened the book fair and presented his gigantic monograph A Bigger Book.

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Frankfurt Book Fair!

FF2Pic by Franzi.

I am just back from the Frankfurt Book Fair. This year’s guest country was Indonesia. It was wonderful to discover this foreign world via its literature, authors and food! Now I need to collect my thoughts and notes. Later this week I will present you the things I’ve learnt :).

Just a little side note for Frankfurt travellers: I ate at the restaurant Im Herzen Afrikas – it’s a strong recommendation!

I wish you a wonderful start into the fresh week – enjoy all the stories it offers you!

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