Name: Luisa Weiss
Blog: The Wednesday Chef
What is your all-time favorite recipe from your blog?
That’s like choosing a favorite child! It’s so hard to choose. I could try to narrow it down to three: Bill Telepan’s Tomato Bread Soup, Peter Reinhart’s Bagels and Gabrielle Hamilton’s Soft Zucchini with Harissa, Olives and Feta.
If you had to blog about one ingredient every day for a year, what food it be?
Tomatoes. They complete me.
What is your favorite restaurant and what do you order there?
In Berlin, it’s a little French bistro near my apartment called Le Piaf. It’s so cozy and authentic and good. I order whatever is on the daily menu (last time that was a big steamed artichoke with vinaigrette and sea bass carpaccio layered with slices of white peach) and a glass of sparkling Alsatian wine.
What’s the first meal you ever cooked?
It was a long time ago, when I was still in high school. I’d been experimenting with my after-school snacks (ketchup sandwiches, fried eggs) and was itching to make something “real” for my folks. One night, I told my mom I’d take care of dinner and made tomato salad and spaghetti. My mother was so beyond relieved that she could finally pass the dinner-making baton to me that she almost collapsed.