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Ursula Heinzelmann is a freelance food and wine writer, and an independentscholar in the field of food history. She was awarded the Sophie Coe Prize in Food History twice (2004 and 2006) as well as the Prix Lanson for wine journalists (2008). She trained as a professional chef, worked in the wine and cheese, and restaurant trade, and holds a sommelier diploma from Hotelfachschule Heidelberg. She lives in Berlin, her native city, and is the author of several books on food (amongst the latest Beyond Bratwurst, a History of Food in Germany), as well as a regular contributor to Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Slow Food, Effilee, Vinum, and Gastronomica. She currently acts as Trustee Director for the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery.