On the 4th October, Eat In My Kitchen by renowned German blogger and food writer Meike Peters will feature some of Malta’s most iconic recipes, including pudina tal-ħobż and minestra, alongside famous American desserts and German favourites.
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Eat In My Kitchen: To Cook, To Bake, To Eat and To Treat will feature numerous local recipes that Ms Peters has picked up over her eleven-year relationship with Malta. Inspired by her internationally followed blog by the same name, the cookbook will be published in both English and German to a worldwide readership.
Meike Peters first came to prominence three years ago when she set upon herself the task to publish a recipe a day on her blog. Within a few months, the blog received coverage in the US, with Saveur Magazine commenting on the “gorgeous photos”, “engaging writing” and “seriously inspiring recipes”.
Inspired by her travels and her love for discovering new flavours, Meike’s upcoming cookbook features German recipes that she grew up cooking with her mother, including schnitzel and pretzel buns, as well as recipes from Malta and the US, two countries she’s linked to through her half-Maltese, half-American boyfriend of eleven years.
“I met Jamie while he was touring in Germany with Ira Losco,” says Meike, who now considers Malta to be her second home. “When I came to visit, I was totally mesmerised by the amazing ways things like fennel seeds, citrus fruit, coriander seeds and orange blossom water were used, and I now include them in a variety of recipes to create a fusion of cuisines.”
Meike’s eye for great photography and her knack for creating easy-to-follow recipes has ensured her ongoing success. Published internationally by Prestel, Eat In My Kitchen will continue to follow the same winning formula, but in a completely repackaged way.
The 256-page, hardback is currently available for pre-order from all major bookstores in Malta, and includes stunning, full-page food photography taken by Ms Peters herself, as well as six “Meet In Your Kitchen” features, including one with the Ċini family from Gozo, who have been harvesting salt from Xwejni Bay for generations.
“Malta has some truly delicious and genuine products, including tasty vegetables, fabulously luxurious olive oil, and proper coarse sea salt, all which add a new layer of flavour to any dish.”
To find out more about Meike and her recipes, visit the Eat In My Kitchen blog.