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 …

French baguette – Poolish + Bowl of Water in Oven

Whenever visiting France there is one thing I really really look forward to: visiting a boulangerie, a bakery. The French baguettes are just so good, always fresh (since storing them for even one day will make them go stale) and crispy. I also adore the pain au chocolat, a croissant, …

Afternoon tea at the Bel & the Dragon

Once I figured out the difference between a high and afternoon tea, I made sure to enjoy a ‘real’ afternoon tea while visiting the UK. England has a couple a great little towns through which you can go for a walk and admire all the old buildings and thinking about …

Making (lazy) risotto – science of risotto rice

Masterchef Australia is by far my favourite tv show, it’s a great show on cooking, chefs, restaurants, etc. I’d love to go to Australia once and visit the restaurants from the show! Somehow it’s also better than all the other versions (USA, UK, Dutch, …) I’ve tried. One of the …

An English Breakfast – On British bacon

When visiting Great Britain, there are a few things you should try: an afternoon tea (with scones and clotted cream), fish and chips and, of course, an English breakfast. Although I do have to admit, I am not a fan of English breakfasts and tend to choose something else instead. …

New Orleans Gumbo – flexible & packed with flavour

One of the best things of travelling is discovering new foods. So when travelling to New Orleans we had the chance to really learn how to make New Orleans gumbo, a dish I had never heard of before travelling to New Orleans, but which is now a regular in our …

Maillard reaction & Dark roux for Gumbo

When on holiday in the United States, we visited New Orleans. Even though I think most American cities aren’t the best for tourists (being used to European cities you can stroll through by foot), I liked New Orleans. We could wander around instead of having to use a car all …