Crispy fish & chips – In Oxford’s “The eagle and child”

Travelling for us means eating (new) foods. When travelling most of our money is spent on food for sure. During a recent trip we visited the university town Oxford in the UK. Besides enjoying the sights, we enjoyed a superb fish & chips in a historical place. What’s more the …

The best oil to fry in? – A reader’s question

I can keep on being surprised by discovering that some sort of basic food such as rosemary, apples, or, in this case, frying oils has been researched extensively! When diving into ‘frying with oil’ I found complete books dedicated on the topic and loads of articles. Who would have thought …

Dutch food – Kroketten & Bitterballen

There aren’t a lot of foods I would immediately call Dutch when someone asks me about Dutch food. Most problems I have are with proper meals, no lasagna (Italian) or paella (Spanish) type of dish for Dutch food as far as I know. When it comes to snacks though there …

Difference between oliebollen & donuts

A few days ago, someone asked me what the difference between oliebollen and donuts is. Oliebollen are a Dutch snack, typically eaten with new year’s or when there’s a fair in your town. I’ve seen them being called ‘Dutch donuts’ on the internet, even though I really don’t think they …

Dutch food – Oliebollen

Now that Christmas has passed, it’s time to kick in the new year! Of course, that means, new year’s foods! One of the most prevelant well known Dutch food for New Year’s eve are oliebollen. Literally translated that means ‘oil balls’, yes, indeed, that doesn’t sound very appetizing, but they …

French fries – Ingenious packaging

I like french fries, yes, really like french fries. But, I’m picky when it comes to french fries. There are so many types of french fries. They can be thin, thick, with or without skin, krinkled, flavoured, etc. etc. When I have the time I really enjoy making my own …