Is A Michelin Star Really Worth It?

Remember Disney’s film, “Ratatouille” (2007)? The character, Chef Gusteau, is inspired by real chef Bernard Loiseau, dying of a broken heart shortly after losing a star. That was Gusteau. Chef Bernard unfortunately took his own life. And recently, celebrity chefs Daniel Boulud and Gordon Ramsay also lost a star in one of their many establishments, […]

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Spiced Carrot Soup

I’ve made a lot of soups but recently I’m experimenting with putting spices into them. This soup is simple and for those of you who like a hot kick in your mouth, this is defintely for you. This serves 2. Ingredients 1 red onion 4 carrots, chopped in big cubes 1 litre of vegetable stock […]

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The Basic Soup

Whenever I make a soup for my family, they would always ask how I make it and the reply I give is ‘I just put carrot and cumin’. Of course I’d have to explain it to them step by step, but really, making soup is a very simple procedure. All you have to do is […]

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Grilled Aubergine Caprese

Usually Caprese salad consists slices of tomato, mozzarella, and basil. I’ve found out that I’m slightly allergic to tomato and decided to give this dish a common twist. Ingredients 1 aubergine (eggplant) 2 big blobs of mozzarella (soft, ones soaked in water) 1 rosemary stalk (with its leaves, of course) 1 piece of garlic vegetable […]

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The History of: Coke

Hi everyone , Brecht here. Today we’re going to talk a bit about something all of us know – coke. Coca-Cola, I mean. Yep, it doesn’t get much more basic and widespread than the well-known brown sugary carbonated drink we all drink basically every week. But where does this fizzy liquid of goodness come from […]

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Botanique: A Burger and Salad Bar

Lunch yesterday was our date day, since our daughter was with her grandparents, so as per tradition, we like to eat at a place we’ve never been before. Botanique (press name for link), located on Zuivelmarkt, is one of those with burgers made with their own creativity. You can’t overlook the salad either; each menu […]

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