It is incredible how many great people we met via Krautkopf the past years. Food connects, and we feel it almost every day. Due to this passion, we also crossed the path of Kai, Maria and Sophia from IN SEARCH OF. We met on food events from time to time and during a funny dinner with smoky Zacapa rum* in the context of the Berlin Food Week we fell in love with this crazy lot. Was it because of the rum? Probably not, since even without being drunk you just have to love these people. We already “knew” Maria and Sophia from the depths of the internet. Surely, you also came across the twins. We eagerly followed their 40 Days of Eating, where they tested doubtlessly every restaurant in Berlin. With their skills of writing, you just have to read on and on. Those two are so open and honest you waver between excitement and disturbance (do I really want to know that?). Yes, we wanted to know more, and coincidental, short meetings were not enough anymore.
During the busy Christmas time, we wanted to spend a cosy day together with preparations in the kitchen, sitting together with delicious food, and of course with a fine drop. Since something clicked already with a glass of Zacapa, we wanted to link to this nice evening. So we developed the recipes for the burgers with plum rum sauce and a festively spiced pumpkin cake with cashew rum cream. But because the rum in these two dishes was not enough, the two girls prepared two tasty cocktails with the noble Zacapa 23 rum*, which were well-matched with our menu with the same rum. The evening became boozy and merry. However, at the end of the day we rather had an overdose of burger than of alcohol. You find the recipes for the uber-delicious drinks on the blog of Kai, Maria and Sophia, along with two great self-made syrups, and other fascinating and delightful food stories. You should definitely check out IN SEARCH OF!
* This post was written in cooperation with Zapaca. Even though we were paid for this article, we give our own opinion uninfluenced. We had full rein over text and content of this article. Thanks for the exciting cooperation!