Cornelia DuemlingHamburg, Hamburg, DE
I grew up cooking and drawing. This hasn’t changed very much until today. As a child my family of farmers and restaurateurs instilled an appreciation and curiosity about food and cooking that I never lost. It became a way to connect with people no matter in which country I lived. I worked a couple years as food stylist, but now I am focusing on my other passion and draw. But, no big surprise, I love to illustrate food. I love the bright colors and gorgeous textures, and the stories behind it.
Recipes By Cornelia Duemling
Spice it up - this spicy, hot fruit drink is my go to whenever a sore throat is approaching. It is very spicy, but delicious and feels like a comfy scarf from the inside. It calms the pain in my throat and makes me very warm. Perfect to snuggle on the couch and recover.
I learned of granizados when I lived in Spain. They are water-based, dairy-free frozen treats with a slush like texture. One of the most traditional granizados is lemon flavored, but when it is hot, a granizado de café is a wonderful way to get your coffein hit and a cool treat at the same time. Classically the liquid is put in the freezer and has to be scraped every thirty minutes. This makes it quite time consuming. But if you own a blender or smoothie maker you can side track this easily and have a treat whenever you like it with minimal prep time!
This year the mint in my herb garden grew like crazy, it was a very hot summer and we had bought a new hammock. So I thought: „Why not combine all three?“ In the end I did research how to make a decent Mojito and was delighted to find out, that it is not that hard to make. So we enjoyed quite a few Mojitos in and out of the hammock this summer. If you want to enjoy one for yourself, here is the recipe we use. Have fun!
Pie-in-the-sky - this is our family go-to recipe for a delicious Quiche. Which is basically a savory, french custard pie with veggies. Right?! This quiche is a surefire way to make our boys eat their veggies. Only problem now is that one pie isn‘t enough anymore as the kids are growing prodigiously. And with that their appetites grew, too!
When I read about the picknick challenge I was reminded of the picknicks we had on the Elbe beach, right across the harbour. Sitting there, eating the food, drinking beer and watching the big container ships were some of the best days ever. And one day we even managed to cook some espresso with the last embers hidden in the sand!
This is a delightful cake with damson plums on a yeasty cake base. It is very minimalistic and easy to make, and just tastes terrific. Every year we wait until the damsons are finally ripe, and then we gorge on Zwetschgendatschi. So far the record of our 11 year old son is at four pieces in one sitting...
This is the recipe we use for more than a decade now. For one it is living family food history, as it got translated and then tweaked until it perfectly fit our tastes, for the other it is just plain delicious. These brownies are sweet, dark chocolate-y, chewy, super easy to make, and perfect for a quick fix of a "chocolate-now"-craving. Wherever we bring them, we get asked for the recipe. So I hope you enjoy them as much as our family and friends do.