we are Susann and Yannic. For almost 15 years we have been walking our path together. Sharing joy, love and happiness, experiencing adventure, laughing and crying together.
Our two greatest passions have accompanied us for just as long – photography and cooking.
We need photography like we need the air we breathe. It is our language, it lets us carry our thoughts and feelings into the world, even without big words.
Cooking means quality of life for us. The careful selection of products is as much a part of it as the preparation. There are no limits to creativity and new taste combinations are constantly emerging. Cooking allows us to relax from everyday life and does something good for our body.
With Krautkopf we unite these two passions. So this blog is a big playground for us, where we can let off steam creatively and reinvent ourselves again and again.
The last 10 years we spent in the pulsating metropolis Berlin. But we were drawn back to nature again and again and more and more often. The sound of the wind, fragrant forest soil after rain, a campfire by the lake. This is what makes us happy.
The striving for a more conscious and sustainable life and the longing to be in harmony with nature and its changing seasons took us to a small village in Mecklenburg. Here we bought ourselves a settlers house built around 1948 with plenty of space for a large vegetable garden, fruit trees, a flowering meadow and retreats. In our kitchen garden we grow about 50 vegetable crops with over 100 different varieties. Grown directly from seed. In addition, a variety of edible herbs and flowers, fruit and wild fruit. It is our wish to promote an ecological system in harmony with nature, which enables a sustainable recycling economy and a coexistence of different living beings. On the way there are many challenges to overcome, which we are happy to face in order to learn and grow from them.
With our new phase of life the blog has also become a few facets richer. Besides culinary adventures and our favourite vegetarian recipes, stories of our country life are now waiting to be told.
Since the social aspect of cooking and eating is very important to us, we want to share our passions not only virtually. For us, bringing people together is always an overwhelming experience. We organize private events and share our experience as trained photographers on food photography and styling workshops.
Awards / Puplications / Features
AMA Foodblog Award 2016 | 1. Place Overall Winner
Saveur Foodblog Award 2015 | 1. Place „Best-Designed Blog“
German Foodblog Contest 2015 | 1. Place „Innovation & Lifeblood“
AMA Foodblog Award 2014 | 1. Place „Vegetarian Recipe“
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PRESTEL – Beyond the Plate (ISBN 978-3791382777)
DAVERT – einfach kreativ kochen (ISBN 978-3939838470)
EMF – Das Supperclub Kochbuch (ISBN 978-3863554835)