Poffertjes – Dutch Food & Some History

Another typical Dutch food as part of my Dutch food series are poffertjes. Poffertjes look like very small little pancakes, just a couple (maybe 5) cm in diameter! It seems as if these poffertjes were already eaten in country fairs about 300 years ago. Poffertjes can be found in most …

Oven history – evolution of the oven over time

Updated: 8-Dec-2016 In our kitchen we have a great electric oven, it preheats pretty fast (a matter of minutes!), has loads of space and seems to be pretty reliable regarding temperature. It’s perfect for making pies and bread. One of the great things of baking bread is that people have …

Poor knights of Windsor – A breakfast dish filled with history

No, it’s not the typical British breakfast, there’s no bacon, no beans, no tomate, no mushrooms, no toast. It’s more the opposite of a classical British breakfast: sweet vs. savoury, sugar vs salt. The only similarity? They both fill you up well in the morning, ready for a long day. …

A history of British afternoon tea vs high tea

I’m lucky enough to be able to travel through Europe and sometimes out of Europe a few times a year. One of the best things about travelling for sure is trying out new and different foods. Even a country not that far away can have surprisingly different habits and tastes …

Popcorn history – from the evolution of corn to microwave popcorn

The world has changed a lot the past few decades and so has our food and the way we eat it. Just think about the wide variety of fruits available nowadays (I’m pretty sure pineapples have never grown in the Netherlands) or all the different spice mixes (Mexican, Indian, Vietnamese, …

Making marshmallow from marshmallow root

Making marshmallows from scratch is a lot of fun (and in my case makes my entire kitchen turn white…) and gives you unique fluffy white sweet pillows. I’ve made marshmallows and also analyzed them from a science point of view. Those cooking quests used the modern day marshmallow making method: …

Marshmallows – a peak into a fascinating history

Who doesn’t know marshmallows? Those white fluffy, puffy, gooey, soft pillows of, well, actually, sugar. If you’re feeling like eating some now, go ahead, make some and return to this post with a big pile of marshmallows next to you! In this post it’s not about making marshmallows, this time I’ll …