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'50 Kitchens, One City': 50 restaurants, countries and recipes in Berlin

In DW's series "50 Kitchens, One City," you can look forward to 50 exciting recipes from 50 Berlin restaurants, presented by chefs from 50 countries. The accompanying book brings the flavors of the world to your home.

Berlin is one of Europe's most exciting metropolises. It's also a melting pot of cultures.

Germany's capital is home to people from over 180 nations. They all contribute something of their own cultures to make the city what it is, with some opening restaurants that serve specialties from their home countries. What better place for a straight-up and sensual experience of the world's flavors than the kitchens of these restaurants? 

In cooperation with the city magazine tip-BerlinVerlag, DW is presenting the cross-media project "50 Kitchens, One City." It explores this culinary diversity from many perspectives. 

Exploration of Berlin’s culinary world

"50 Kitchens, One City" combines an online special with a book as it presents 50 of Berlin’s restaurants. In it, chefs prepare and serve dishes typical of their home countries - for example, the globetrotter and central India native Aparna Aurora. Dissatisfied with her job in the fashion industry, she opened Chutnify in the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg in 2014. It offers authentic southern Indian cuisine.

The paperback, released May 18, serves as a restaurant guide and cookbook in one. Each recipe in the book comes with a QR code that links to the corresponding video on DW's website, allowing users to watch as the recipe is prepared step by step. The book and all the videos are available in German and English.

A special event celebrating the book launch was held at one of the participating restaurants with all the cooks and restaurateurs, the publisher and the "50 Kitchens" team on hand. Simultaneously, DW's website will present all the videos and recipes, along with background information and picture galleries featuring the restaurants and chefs.

Then beginning Friday, June 9, 2017, and every Friday thereafter, the DW lifestyle magazine Euromaxx, will be presenting one of the 50 portraits of Berlin chefs and restaurateurs in German and English. Broadcast times worldwide can be found under dw.com/tv (English) and dw.com/de (German).

Each installment provides insights into the culinary world of Berlin today and glimpses of the restaurant proprietors' often unconventional lives. It also presents a tempting recipe from one of the kitchens in this boundless world, prepared exclusively for Euromaxx.

TV and Online

Executive Producer: Rolf Rische, DW Head of culture and German TV 

Written by: Stephanie Drescher

Camera and Editing: Uwe Schwarze

Book

Publisher: Robert Rischke, managing director GCM Go City Media GmbH

Executive editor: Stefan Tillmann

Photos: Lena Ganssmann, Holger Talinski

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