Ursula Heinzelmann is tasting, drinking, cooking, writing - LIVING - in Berlin. In former lives she has been a professional chef, a sommelier, a restaurant owner, a cheesemonger... Right now, as a food and wine writer as well as food historian, life seems to drift into the direction of art. This is from a painting by the feminist artist Judy Chicago, a poem by Adrienne Rich: "Choosing ourselves each other and this life we stream into the unfinished the unbegun the possible." Heinzelmann is convinced that food is always performance, and it is also with this in mind that she recently accepted to take over from her English colleague Elisabeth Luard as director of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. Besides that she works as a freelance writer and journalist, contributing to various publications. Her latest book is "Beyond Bratwurst: A History of Food in Germany", published by Reaktion Books.