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About Me

Claire Manuel


A true foodie. Food has always played a big role in my life – when I was young it was because I was allergic to so much of it, now because I enjoy making and eating it so much. It has lately become very clear to me that I am so passionate about food I don’t want to keep that passion to the kitchen. I am always quite nervous about cooking for other people, but sharing everything on the internet? No problem! I really hope you find something you like here, and if so, drop me a comment! I speak English, German, and Dutch, so feel free to write me in any of those languages you feel comfortable in. I’m always happy to answers questions as well, as long as you keep it nice.

Behind the foodie. Of course there are sometimes other things on my mind than food. Once in a while I even have to work. I currently work as a freelance translator from my Berlin home. I love reading, as you might’ve guessed from the picture. I am learning to play the acoustic guitar. I sing in a really fun choir. And I enjoy working out, because it’s the only time I can truly turn off my brain. I love being outside and in nature, so I spend a lot of time in the park, and try to get out of the city as much as I can. But I also just watch a lot of shows on Netflix and can sometimes play The Sims for hours on end.

You can of course find me on Instagram and I would love it if you’d use #thethinkingmuffin if you cook one of my recipes so I can see what you’ve done with it!