I am Anne, but I go by my nickname Peppa. I am a happy German American girl who loves to eat, and travel. I am a trained cook, but I work as a writer, and blogger. I absolutely love what I do! In the past I was running my own little cafe 'Peppa Jane' in the historic part of Heidelberg. But in the end it wasn't what I wanted to do with my life.
After long 15 hour days at work the only thing I could think about was sleep. I never had time for anything, let alone seeing family or friends. So I felt it was time for a change, and I decided to close my little adorable cafe, and start the next chapter of my life. It turned out that this was one of the best decisions I ever made, because it allowed me to realize my dream of becoming a writer, and blogger. This new life also allowed me to spend time with my loved ones again, and to become a passionate travel & food photographer.
So sometimes quitting can be a wonderful thing, that brings you happiness, and allows you to create something new and beautiful. My fascination with food began about 5 years ago. I lived in Stockholm at that time, and enjoyed getting a glimpse into the Swedish culture. I then realized that I wanted to do something with food, and enrolled myself into a well respected culinary school in California. I lived in California before, so moving back to this magical state was a delight. Culinary school was quite tough, but definitely worth it.
I learned so much, and was so proud when I received my diploma. Once I was done with the program, I moved to New York City, and did my internship at one of New York City's top restaurants. Living in one of the world's most exciting cities was quite an adventure, but after a while I started to miss my family, who lived back in Germany. So I decided to go back in order to be with them. I then opened my cafe in Heidelberg, and from there you know the story. I hope you guys enjoy this blog. Love, Peppa.