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Berlin and the Book

If you read this blog, you know that getting into random cabs in Buenos Aires and New York has done a lot more than lead to restaurants off the radar – it’s also opened the door to stories of some amazing people.

In the summer of 2010, I’ll travel to Berlin, Germany to meet more extraordinary types, taste more wonderful food, and record my impressions of a city that has become one of the world’s great cultural capitals.

The food quests in Berlin will make up the third act in a series of global culinary adventures that I’ll write about in the book inspired by the Taxi Gourmet blog.

My goal is to raise $2350 – with the help of the good folks at kickstarter.com – to make this research trip happen.

Why Berlin? While the cab culture isn’t as well-developed as Buenos Aires or New York – there are only about 7,000 cabs in Berlin total – it will be a fascinating place to explore how taxi culture has developed in a city that was once divided.

You can help me get there – and get some great goodies in return:

  • A donation of $5 gets you a compilation of my totally subjective restaurant recommendations for Buenos Aires and New York (and Berlin, once I’ve been there).
  • Contribute $10 or more and you’ll receive my restaurant recommendations plus a signed copy of my book upon publication. (Note: I have a literary agent who is ready to shop the book to major publishers once it’s written).
  • A donation of $50 or more gets you a signed copy of the book, plus the restaurant guides. I’ll also offer you my feedback on a blog post and/or offer hints for writing effective blog copy.
  • A donation of $100 or more gets you a signed copy of the book, plus the restaurant guides, plus a free ride in my cab (to/from anywhere in Manhattan) and a snack from one of my favorite places to eat.

Click here to help me get to Berlin

Please feel free to contact me at layne@taxigourmet.com if you’d like to learn more about the Berlin chapter and the book.

Thank you for your support!

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