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Cooking unplugged at full power: Christoph Brand

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Do you love music? Then you’re right on the nose with the flying cook Christoph Brand. Because the native of Hesse stirs his cooking spoon with even more passion with perfect sound. Classic chef training paired with enormous enthusiasm for high-quality fresh products inspire his dishes and enable him to effortlessly rise to the top of the food charts.

Brand is known as the rapper amongst the chefs – and not just proverbially. To promote his book, Kochen Unplugged 2 (Cooking Unplugged 2), he invited his friends from the music scene – artists such as Samy Deluxe, Matteo Capreoli, Vito, Bengio – to live performances and performed his own song Die 10 Kochgesetze (The 10 Laws Of Cooking) together with Curse.

The TV and event chef appears to have remained a musician at heart, although one day he had to decide between the two talents: music and cooking. Brand maintains he would have failed as a musician, which is why he decided on cooking.

That’s the reason why everything that he dreams up on the stove, the grill or in the oven is so edgy. Brand continuously creates new and unusual formats. He comes across as someone impossible to restrain. Although he did have a permanent cooking home in Kassel called “Amy’s Weinhaus” for a while, he tends not to hang around very long in one place. For years he has been on tour with the “Fliegenden Köchen” and his sophisticated cuisine as a band caterer with his friends from the music world.

For his part, he has been getting all these artist to come to the stove for his unplugged cookbooks where he prepares their favorite meals together with them. He has continued up to today to value tradition and tried-and-tested classic local dishes. His motto is simply to cook without any unnecessary frills – simply unplugged. For a long time now, one of his mantras has been an awareness of regionality, seasonality and sustainability. Those who spoil themselves with a delicious “Sunday roast” can do without meat dishes for the rest of the week – and save the world.

Everything is different with Christoph Brand. Because he doesn’t just want to cook – he wants to provoke with his live acts and in his kitchen. It’s fitting that the best parties end up

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