Category - Food History

collection of donuts

The history of cake & yeast donuts

Have you ever wondered about the difference between cake and yeast donuts? Wondered where donuts come from and how they’re made? If so, you’re in luck because we’ll be diving into the inspiring world...

isidor beer

What makes Trappist beer unique

There are some very unique places on this world where our food and drink is produced. Whereas a lot of it is manufactured in factories, in industrial areas, some comes from more exquisite places. Some beer for instance...

Victoria sandwich with cranberry jam and icing sugar

Victoria sandwich – History & science of a cake

The Victoria sandwich is one of those bakes with a very rich history to it. It is believed to have been (one of) Queen Victoria’s favorite cake(s). It is a round cake of two layers with jam in the middle. As is...

Kugelhopf cake

Yeast-leavened cakes – Another way to create air

We’ve been making bread for thousands of years, using flour, water and in a lot of cases yeast. Yeast is what makes our breads light and fluffy, by producing carbon dioxide gas bubbles to make the dough rise...

poffertjes-in-a-poffertjes-pan

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...

fluffy white bread, typical Dutch recipe

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...

tea cups and pot

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...