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Miang Kam at Thai Park

“The leaf lady is here!” she cried, and dashed off. When she returned, we crowded around the black plastic platter. It was heaped high with diced limes, ginger, red onions, and chilis, roasted peanuts, dried shrimps, slivered almonds, a tub......

Five more scoops of ice cream

Thoughts do become things. One day my daughter was drawing ice cream cones, and there was nothing for it but to light out to Ludwigkirchplatz: a scoop of chocolate for her, a scoop of chestnut for myself. Two Junes ago......

High, high above: Monkey Bar at Bikini Berlin

And indeed, you do look over the apes. The breadth of the city vista and the delight of the changing sky are the best reasons to let afternoon drift to evening as you loll on the teal window-side poufs. We......

Revisiting: Sasaya

In 2004, March was similarly radiant. Alison sang scales as she hunted for a cardigan in her suitcase; her mezzo filled the courtyard. We had spent the morning planting herbs on my kitchen windowsill. Come lunchtime, a whim took us......

A walk around Schloss Charlottenburg

Sun bathed the vast snowy gardens behind the Schloss Charlottenburg. The frozen river was melting, leaving the ducks dodging the ice floes. After exploring the playground at the northern fringe of the park, we retreated to the Brauhaus Lemke across......

Soups for a snowy city

The rice noodle soups, which Do De Li sees as their speciality, have that performative element one often enjoys. The contents of the little bowls are tipped into hot broth: the albumen in the quail's egg whitens, the shrimps turn......

January snaps

me collectors room for a lightweight look at the childhood drawings of Berlin art darlings: Paperworlds. Volksfaden for their lustrous range of Spanish wools. Du Bonheur for pastries that sing of buttery perfection (the Kouign Amann and the monkey bites......