Yoko Higashi, owner of the Kaiseki restaurant YOSHI in Hamburg, is a master in the art of tea ceremony, Japanese flower arrangement, modern dance and the philosophy of cooking. Her dishes look like blooming landscapes, her wisdom is deep like the ocean and her love for harmony and perfection is present in every bite and in every word. YOSHI represents the translation of culture into culinary passion.
As a commercial photographer, it might not seem unusual that for the last five months, Ailine Liefeld has been growing a popular Instagram page. Yet, it might be more surprising to hear that the page isn’t anything directly to do with her photography at all. What’s got this photographer so obsessed? Bread. And her 3,000-plus followers are all there for her crispy, airy, soft and often artsy sourdough.
Growing up in Lima, Peru, Juan Danilo’s classrooms were kitchens. Taught by both his parents and grandmother from a formative age, he learnt both the culinary and holistic value of Peru’s natural produce. We sat down to discuss his family’s influence on his cooking, his journey from Peru to Germany, and more.
Beyza Özler is Berlin’s Kilim Queen: travelling all around Turkey, she collects vintage kilims that she restores and sells in her Berlin shop.
Schmidt Winery on the banks of Lake Constance lays home to the Schmidt family, creating wines found nowhere else in Germany.