ÄTHIOPIEN Kochbuch auf Kickstarter

The Lotus and the Artichoke – ETHIOPIA just launched on Kickstarter!

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PRE-ORDER the ETHIOPIA vegan cookbookhttp://kck.st/2NrnNXl

This year I traveled to Ethiopia in the weeks before Easter – one of several special times of fasting, when the majority of the country eats entirely vegan! I explored the central cities, traveled overland to the north, went trekking in the highlands and stayed with families in remote villages.

As with all my travels and culinary research, I am extremely grateful for the privilege to learn, share & exchange, and be guided & supported by many families and professional cooks who invited me in their kitchens and shared amazing meals with me.

Since returning to Berlin, I’ve been cooking Ethiopian and Eritrean food practically non-stop, recreating recipes and dishes, constantly inviting friends and guests to my cooking studio for lunch and dinner parties.

Abebech showing me traditional village cooking in the Ethiopian Highlands.

Making Injera for the first time in Ethiopia

The Lotus and the Artichoke – ETHIOPIA is my newest cookbook with original recipes, artwork, photography and stories inspired by these latest culinary adventures. It includes over 70 recipes based on the mouth-watering meals in bustling cities & towns, at road-stop eateries, and in rural highland villages.

As with my previous 5 cookbooks, I have written, illustrated, cooked, photographed, and designed this book myself. The Lotus and the Artichoke is the ultimate combination of my passions: arttravelvegan cooking, and photography.

The ETHIOPIA Cookbook at a glance:

  • My 6th cookbook of vegan recipes inspired by my travels, stays with families, and cooking in the kitchens of restaurants worldwide
  • 140 pages with 70+ recipes and over 60 full-page color photos
  • Personal storiesart, and recipes inspired by my travels and culinary adventures in East Africa
  • Also based on experiences with international communities of Europe (London, Paris, and Berlin) and North America (Philadelphia, New York, and Washington D.C.) and over 25 years of vegan cooking
  • Ethiopian & Eritrean classicsfamiliar restaurant & family favouritesdelicious delightswonders & surprises, and creative culinary experiments
  • Discover new flavors, tasty spices, and cooking skills
  • Great for cooks of all levels, from beginner to advanced: Recipes use easy-to-find ingredients (Cook everything, anywhere!)
  • Delicious, easy-to-follow recipes designed to satisfy and impress eaters of all ages, tastes, and minds
  • Available in ENGLISH… und auch auf DEUTSCH!

Doro Wat – spicy seitan stew

Spinach Dinach

Butecha – Chickpea “Egg” Salad

Minchet Abish – spicy soy mince & walnuts

Duba Wot – pumpkin stew

Shimbra Asa – chickpea “fish”

Asa (Jackfruit) Tibs

Fosolia – green beans & carrots

Pizza Lalibela

Ingudai Tibs – spicy mushrooms

Shepherd’s Pie – lentil filling & mashed potato topping

Ambasha – sweet bread

Recipes in The Lotus and the Artichoke – ETHIOPIA

  • Traditional Berbere spice mix (simple + advanced)
  • Nitir Qibe – spiced butter/oil
  • Mitmita – extra hot spice mix
  • Yewot Qimen – black pepper spice mix
  • Shiro – chickpea/bean spice mix
  • Data (Yekarya Delleh) – roasted chili, garlic, onion & herb sauce
  • Traditional Injera – Ethiopian sourdough crepe
  • Quick Injera
  • Ambasha – sweet raisin bread
  • Doro Dabo – baked stuffed bread
  • Difo Dabo – spiced bread
  • Pizza Lalibela – with tomato sauce & roasted potato topping
  • Sambosa – savory pastry with lentil filling
  • Senig Karia – roasted spicy stuffed chilies
  • Injera Firfir – traditional flatbread with spicy tomato sauce
  • Yesuf Fitfit – chopped injera & lemon sunflower seed dressing
  • Kita (Injekita) – sweet breakfast flatbread & jam
  • Chornake / Pasty – fried bread
  • Genfo – roasted wheat & barley porridge
  • Selata – super simple salad
  • Selata Delux – with mango, dates, avocado mixed greens & lentils
  • Butecha – chickpea “egg” salad
  • Selata Timtim – tomato salad
  • Selata Dinich – potato salad
  • Selata Bekarot – carrot salad
  • Telba – roasted flax dressing
  • Shiro Wot – chickpea puree
  • Misir Wot – red lentils
  • Doro Wot – spicy seitan
  • Soy Tibs – spicy soymeat strips
  • Ingudai Wot – spicy mushrooms
  • Bamia – spicy okra
  • Minchet Abish – spicy soy mince & walnuts
  • Shimbra Asa – spicy chickpea “fish”
  • Kik Alicha – yellow lentils
  • Atakilt Alicha – cabbage, carrots & potatoes
  • Keysir – beet root
  • Duba Alicha – pumpkin stew
  • Tikr Gomen – greens with garlic
  • Spinach Dinich – spinach & roasted potatoes
  • Fosolia – green beans & carrots
  • Asa Tibs – lemon pepper jackfruit fritters
  • Tofu Alicha – batter fried tofu in mild garlic & onion sauce
  • Ingudai Alicha – mushrooms w/ creamy cashew, lemon, pepper, thyme, parsley
  • Peppers & Potatoes – garlic ginger stir-fry
  • Inkulal Firfir – spicy tofu scramble & tomatoes
  • Ful – fava beans
  • Ayib – cottage cheese
  • Bedergan – roasted eggplant
  • Vegetable Lentil Soup
  • Vegetable Pasta – spaghetti with mixed chopped vegetables
  • Macaroni Firfir – noodles with garlic onion tomato sauce on injera
  • Shepherd’s Pie – lentil filling & mashed potato topping
  • Ethiopian Mashed Potatoes
  • Traditional Coffee Ceremony
  • Spiced Black Tea
  • Roiboos tea with lemon, ginger &cardamon
  • Mango Moringa Banana Smoothie
  • Injera w/ dates
  • Banana Bread
  • Fasting Muffins
  • Rooibos Tea Ice Cream
Video: Justin P. Moore
MusicNils Kercher Nanfulle from Ancient Intimations (live)
©2016 Ancient Pulse Music

PRE-ORDER the ETHIOPIA vegan cookbook: http://kck.st/2NrnNXl

SRI LANKA Veganes Kochbuch & Kickstarter

The Lotus and the Artichoke SRI LANKA Vegan Cookbook on Kickstarter

The Lotus and the Artichoke – SRI LANKA

Im Winter 2014/15 war ich 10 Wochen auf kulinarischer Entdeckungsreise überall in Sri Lanka mit meiner kleinen Famlie unterwegs. Das neue Kochbuch ist in diesem Herbst neulich bei Ventil Verlag erschienen und war Sommer 2015 bei Kickstarter um einem großen internationalen Publikum das Buch anzubieten bzw. Vorbestellungen und Produktionskosten zu besorgen. Es hat viel Spass gemacht und ich fühle mich doch immer sehr dankbar für die Unterstützung die alle geleistet haben.

Wie bestelle ich das neue SRI LANKA Kochbuch?

The Lotus and the Artichoke – SRI LANKA (English oder Deutsch) direkt von dem Ventil Verlag!

oder schick mir eine Nachricht um ein signiertes Kochbuch mit Stickers & Lesezeichen von mir zu bestellen.

The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA travel map

My SRI LANKA Cookbook:

The Lotus and the Artichoke – Sri Lanka! (Deutsche Ausgabe)

eine kulinarische Entdeckungsreise mit über 70 veganen Rezepten

160 Seiten mit 60+ vollseitige-Rezeptfotos

  • Mein drittes Kochbuch mit veganen Rezepten die von meinen Weltreisen und Zeit in der Küche bei Leute zu Hause, im Restaurant, beim Streetfood und überall unterwegs inspiriert wurden.
  • Erzählungen, Kunst und Rezepte die von der 10-wöchigen Reise durch Sri Lanka inspiriert wurden.
  • Rezepte verwenden Zutaten die auch in Deutschland leicht erhältlich sind!
  • Für Foodies und Köche alle Levels, von Anfanger bis Fortgeschritten.
  • Rezepte sind leicht und einfach geschrieben

Deutsche & Englische Ausgaben


  • - Salate & Saucen
  • - Hauptgerichte & Curries
  • - Short Eats & Sides
  • - Desserts

The Lotus and the Artichoke SRI LANKA Peacock miniature painting

Jackfruit Curry Dinner from The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA!

Rezepte (eine Auswahl)…

  • Jackfrucht-Curry
  • Rote-Bete-Curry
  • Mango-Ananas-Curry
  • Kürbis-Curry
  • Weißkohl-Curry (Mellum)
  • Rucola-Kokos-Curry
  • Mushroom-Masala-Dosa
  • Blumenkohl-Cashew-Korma-Curry
  • Deviled Seitan
  • Vegetable Kottu
  • Wild Greens mit Mango-Ingwer-Dressing
  • Möhren-Rettich-Kokos-Salat
  • Vada & Idly (Linsen-Snacks)
  • Sri Lankan Crepes (Veg Roti)
  • Streetfood Veg Rolls
  • Würzige Kichererbsen (Kadala Thel Dala)
  • Hoppers & String Hoppers (Appa & Idiyappa)
  • Coconut Chili Chutney (Pol Sambol)
  • Kokos-Koriander-Chutney
  • Mango-Chutney
  • Ladoo Sweets
  • Dattelnkuchen
  • Kokos-Taschen
  • Tapioka-Pudding (Payasam)
  • Kokos-Reis-Sirup Sweets (Kalu Dodol)
  • Bananen-Pancakes
  • Kokos-Pudding (Watalappam)
  • und Vieles mehr!

Deviled Chickpeas - Kadala Thel Dala from The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA vegan cookbook

Wild Greens & Ginger Mango dressing

Idly Vada Sri Lankan South Indian lunchbox tiffin

Mint Sambol - The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA

Sweet Semolina Squares (Kesari) from The Lotus and the Artichoke - SRI LANKA vegan cookbook

Wie bestelle ich das neue SRI LANKA Kochbuch?

The Lotus and the Artichoke – SRI LANKA (English oder Deutsch) direkt von dem Ventil Verlag!

oder schick mir eine Nachricht um ein signiertes Kochbuch mit Stickers & Lesezeichen von mir zu bestellen.

JPM and The Lotus and the Artichoke SRI LANKA vegan cookbook at Chaostheorie in Berlin

3 Monate in Mexiko

Mexico - Lady Death - Dia de los Muertos - Tepoztlán

Greetings from Gorgeous and Sunny Mexico!

I’m taking a break from the German winter, and spending three months exploring and experiencing Mexico. I’ve been here twice before, but it’s been years. This time I wanted to spend several months here to really get to know the people, the culture, the language, the places, and of course: THE FOOD!

I’ve already spent a few weeks researching the wide variety of Mexican cuisine in more than a half dozen locations including Mexico City, Tepoztlán, Guanajuato, San Pancho, Sayulita, Buceriás, and La Peñita de Jaltemba.

Since last month, I’ve been based in the sleepy village of Lo de Marcos, Nayarit. I’ve rented a house just a few blocks from the Pacific. There’s an amazing kitchen, fantastic garden full of herbs, lots of little vegetable markets and even a truck that drives around town selling fruits and vegetables. It’s a little mini paradise! Warm. Sunny. Friendly. Authentic. Down-to-Earth. I’ve been doing yoga every morning and I even got a surfboard and have been having fun in the ocean almost every day.

I’ve already developed over 40 new recipes which I’m planning for my next cookbook of vegan recipes inspired by my travels. This book will be about my travels in Mexico, life here, adventures in the kitchen and much more. It will be full of stories and original artwork, similar to my first cookbook: The Lotus and the Artichoke – Vegan Recipes from World Adventures.

Here are a few photos from the last few weeks. I hope to be posting more, soon!

Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato Kitchen JPM - Vegan Cooking in Mexico

Vegan Soy-Potato Tacos - Lo de Marcos

JPM with Surfboard in Lo de Marcos, Mexico - Vegan Cooking Adventures

Südindien Streetfood Fotos

Fotos aus Reisen nach Südindien 2006, 2009, 2010 und 2011. Fotos aus Nordindien und 2001 kommen später!