Black walnuts

Nobelhart & Schmutzig

Vivian Böllersen provides us with not-yet-ripe, green walnuts which are harvested in late May/early June. After sorting through and halving the nuts, we water them daily to wash out tannins and bitter compounds. Over the course of this process, the walnuts slowly begin to oxidate and eventually turn black. They are then preserved in water, sugar, verjus and salt – we don’t add any spices to give room to their delicate taste profile.

220ml jar (130g net weight)

11,00 

(€76.90 per 1kg)

Idea

Sliced thinly, our black walnuts are a perfect complement to cheese, meat, salads or paté. Also works well in a pasta dish or as a desert with ice cream.

 

Recipes

Nobelhart & Schmutzig
If Billy is to be believed, Nobelhart und Schmutzig only exists so that he can easily get his hands on the best food the Berlin and Brandenburg region has to offer. And so he can help himself to any of the 1308 different wines stored in our lovingly curated cellar….  But all joking aside, the motto at Nobelhart is:

Putting Local Food Back in Your Hands!

Nobelhart & Schmutzig has been “vocally local” from the start. Since first opening our doors in February 2015, we have grown fearlessly into our current role as Germany’s most political restaurant. This involves a conscious decision to shift the focus squarely onto the people, all from the greater Berlin region, who produce our raw ingredients. This self-imposed renunciation of products from afar, including lemons, tuna and chocolate, is the foundation of our eatery’s distinctive signature. There’s more at play here than just culinary aesthetics. Serving this philosophy also intrinsically means promoting environmental and economic sustainability for the people working with the bountiful nature in and around Berlin. It also involves pride in a sense act, even if too few understand it as such. And the ordinary shopping list very much serves as the stage for this modern brand of politics.  In addition to supporting raw ingredient producers from the Berlin region, Nobelhart & Schmutzig works closely with Die Gemeinschaft to establish a new and better eating culture for all. Good, healthy food should provide a future, perspectives and identity for the people who produce it and the companies that transform raw ingredients into fine products.