Archives for 2007

Quiche and Emile Henry Dishes

The other day I got a quiche dish by Emile Henry. Emily Henry products are glazed earthenware for baking and cooking in the oven. They ...


Sharpening Global Knives – minoSharp

I love my global knives and use them a lot. Especially the GF-33 chef's knife is in constant use and requires maintenance and sharpening. The web ...


Mi Sueño – good, honest steak

Sometimes I feel like having a good steak. And with good steaks, the secret is in excellent quality meat, cooked exactly right and no frills. There ...


Weihenstephan racks up award in Amsterdam

Weihenstephan has racked up several awards around the world and in Amsterdam. At the "Australian International Beer Awards" the Weihenstephan „Kristallweißbier“ won the overall price of ...


Het Stuivertje – will try again!

Went to Het Stuivertje last night, a traditional eetcafe in the Jordaan, with kip sate, tournedos and dorado on the menu, all dishes served with fries, ...


Red Bergerac 2005 at Tromp Winkel

I have always liked red Bergerac wines - strong, aromatic wines from the region east of Bordeaux, along the Dordogne river.  Bergerac wines are usually ...


Samosas – easy and yummy

I find starters the best every time I eat at an Indian restaurant. The bhaji, pakoras and samosas are often so good that I end up having ...


marqt opening soon near Leidseplein

marqt is a new type of supermarket that focuses on selling fresh and tasty food. It has gotten a lot of attention in the press and ...


Weihenstephan in Amsterdam

What a nice day! Sunshine, warm temperatures and blue sky. Such a pleasant surprise after this year's wet summer and the arctic temperatures of the ...


Le Creuset Pots – Special Offers

This weekend I bought a Le Creuset pot! I had been looking at them for a while because I like the cast iron with enamel ...


Update on Klein Jansen

At the end of August I reported about an unwelcoming visit to Klein Jansen during Restaurant Week. I also posted a comment on diningcity.com, the organizer of ...


Hotel bars in Amsterdam

Just read the September issue of nl20, which has a great feature on hotel bars in Amsterdam. Hotel bars are a nice change from brown ...


Terrace at Ter Brugge

There are few good terraces for an after-work beer in Amsterdam, especially in the late summer (not to mention that we never had a summer ...


Pretentiousness at Klein Jansen

Klein Janssen was the second stop of restaurant week. And quite frankly, I did not enjoy the evening because we felt unwelcome! I find it ...


I had been wanting to go to Odessa for quite a while because I had heard good things from several people and was intrigued by ...


Conspiracy or trend? Ever more often, when trying out a new resaturant, I find that the menu is boring and predictable. The restaurants that I am talking ...


Weihenstephan and Charcuterie at As

The folks at As found the perfect location for their restaurant. The terrace is right on the edge of Beatrix park, both quiet and somewhat mysterious ...


Pizza at Renato’s

Went to have pizza at Renato's and liked it a lot. There are few good pizzerias in Amsterdam. Many joints are fast food and combine pizza ...


Restaurantweek 2007

This year's restaurant week in Amsterdam will take place August 27 - 31. The idea of restaurant week is simple: Participating restaurants provide a three course ...


Lobster at Hostaria