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The Wednesday Chef is written by me, Luisa Weiss, a writer, translator, former editor and home cook living in Berlin.

I started The Wednesday Chef in the summer of 2005 to work through a mountain of recipe clippings I'd collected from The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Over the years, the blog transformed into a place for me to write not just about the food I cook, but also my life as a mother, writer and American-Italian living in Berlin.

I was born in Berlin to an American father and an Italian mother. I grew up between Brookline, Mass and Berlin, spent a post-graduate year in Paris, and lived in New York for a decade, working in book publishing as a literary scout and cookbook editor. Ten years ago, I moved back to the city I was born in to write a food memoir called My Berlin Kitchen, which became an LA Times bestseller, and then a cookbook called Classic German Baking, which was called one of the best baking books of 2016 by both the Washington Post and the New York Times.

I was the food columnist for Harper's Bazaar Germany for nearly four years and work as a freelance translator for companies like Netflix, Warner Bros, Axel Springer and The Experiment.

I live in Berlin with my husband Max and our sons Hugo and Bruno.