Radishes with lovage

Nobelhart & Schmutzig

Enter radish season in the spring and our Micha basically buys up all the radishes available in and around Berlin. With radish and lovage being one of our grumpy head chef’s favourite and recurring combinations, it’s about time we made you a take-home version. This iteration is as simple as it is versatile: radishes in a jar with lovage broth. They’re perfect cold and warm. We love them on a good slice of buttered sourdough topped with our smoked breadcrumbs.

350ml jar (ca 150g net weight)


(€51.42 per 1kg)


These are perfect in a bowl of Mecklenburger Linsengericht, paired with  Klopsen in Senfsoße (both recipes are in German, sorry!). Alternatively, you can keep it simple and have them  on a nice slice of bread. For a quick yet interesting salad, place a few radishes in a bowl. Add thinly sliced fresh radishes as well as their greens and marinate with camelina oil and a little verjus. One ingredient, three different textures!

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.