Pita bread – Science of flat bread

Sometimes I’m amazed by the shear amounts of recipes for breads. Unbelievable what you can make with flour, water and yeast and now and again some other minor ingredients! After making Indian style flatbreads (e.g. chapati & paratha), I decided to give pita breads a try. One of my favorite …

Growing Tomatoes – Greenhouse efficiency

Knowing where my food comes from and how it’s made, is something that makes me understand my food even better. It’s where the science of our foods start and has a lot of influence on how they taste, react and behave. So when a Dutch supermarket held their ‘visit the …

Naan – A recipe and guide

Not too long ago we bought a bag of pre-packed naan, boy were we sorry we did. The naan was tough and slightly dry, by far not the light (but oily) naan we’ve eaten in good Indian restaurants. Since there aren’t a lot of Indian restaurants around here and since we …

Vanilla ice cream recipe

Since a couple of years now we have an ice cream machine. It’s been used plenty, for all sorts of ice creams. Since I don’t like doing the same recipe over again and again (some exceptions though, this bread has been made tons of times), I tend to change something different …

Reducing food waste – 35% discount stickers

When googling ‘challenges for the food industry’ I won’t find ‘better preservation of apple juice’, ‘increasing shelf life of apples’ or ‘improving nutritional value of apple pie’. No, one of the most common challenges I find is how to reduce food waste. It’s been estimated that in the US ore …

My favorite food podcast (episodes)

Once I learned about the existence of podcasts it literally changed my life. Instead of listening to (not that interesting) radio shows I started listening to podcasts while driving, cycling, running or doing another more or less mindless activity. It opened up my world for a whole lot of great new facts …