Chocolate Workshop

Last Saturday, Christine and me drove over one and half hour to the East of the Netherlands, to Eibergen, of all places, for a chocolate workshop. My friend Rachel had arranged this and we had no idea what to expect. It appears that Eibergen harbors an award winning chocolatier called Hulshof. This chocolatier gives a…

3 Day internship @ Restaurant De Kas

This past week, I did a three day internship at restaurant De Kas. De Kas is a restaurant in Amsterdam, with their own greenhouse (kas) and land. The restaurant has a set menu which changes each week and is based on the fresh produce available at that moment. A specialty of De Kas is that…

Fresh Figs

The past two weeks I have been ‘home alone’. Whenever that happens, I tend to eat lots of vegetarian food. When I went to the market in Den Bosch one Saturday with my sister, we found some great figs and portobello mushrooms. I also bought some goat cheese, good raw ham and fresh pesto. Portobello…

More Cordon Bleu!

Yeah, a final decision made… In November I will go back to Cordon Bleu! I will do the Intensif Intermediate Cuisine. I am just so excited about it!! I extended my sabbatical with 2 months, I will start working again on January 1, but before that.. Cordon Bleu again. When I contacted Cordon Bleu in…

Food Indulgence in Asia

Yesterday, I returned from our trip to Asia. For me, a lot of the fun of being in Asia is the high quality of the food. We spend the first few days in Thailand and enjoyed the Thai Cuisine, which is one of my favorite cuisines. My absolute favorite dishes are Pad Thai (noodles) and…