I’s been seven months since Niels moved from Amsterdam to Berlin. He quit his job in the European parliament – the one everyone else was so thrilled about – and moved to Berlin to move in with his girlfriend and lead a more balanced life. Back in Brussels he used to work until late in the evening every day, so grocery shopping was virtually impossible. His fridge was filled with frozen vegetable patties, canned food and champagne he got from the EP. When he came to Berlin, it struck him: Finally, he was able to spend time in the kitchen again, do go shopping on farmer’s markets and to prepare meals from scratch.