Homo Monument Berlin

On the edge of the Tiergaten in Berlin, across the way from the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a pathway leading a little way into the park where, a few yards in is the Homo Monument, a simple gray cement box that as you approach you can see the flickering light of a film being projected inside the box.
As you reach the window and peer in you see a tape loop…
..of two men kissing, simple, direct and to the point. Gay and Lesbian people were put in concentration camp and killed for by the Nazis.   Much to do was made because this memorial initial showed to women kissing so now every two years it will alternate between men kissing and women kissing.   Germany is so cool

Ok so now back to food….

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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