First day in Holland

We were on our way to Holland when it got me thinking about a book that I have read a while back by Bill Bryson and a particular part that stuck with me when he talked about a Dutch colleague that used to work with him for The Times, who after buying a house in…

Sacher Torte

… The young and skillful Franc Sacher took the opportunity to prove himself to the Monarch and decided to make the most chocolaty cake he has ever made…

Thai Curry

For years we’ve been going to this little Thai restaurant in Leuven (Belgium) and we were obsessing over their chicken Thai curry.  Prepared to perfection, full of fresh ingredients and with gorgeous velvety texture…

Flemish Beef Stew

Looking for a warm and cozy stew? Look no more! Beef braised in old brown beer, served with fluffy potatoes and pickled mustard seeds and water cress. These last two I learned on my recent trip to Antwerp and it is a REVELATION!

Madeleines

Buttery shell shaped delicacy became world wide famous, since Marcel Proust’s novel ‘In Remembrance of Things Past’. In the novel narrator dips ‘petites madeleines’ in a tea cup and as soon as the warm liquid with crumbs in it touches his palette, he is transported in time to his childhood. In the literature this became…