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De Zee – restaurant review

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

I went on a short vacation to Terschelling, one of the Dutch islands. Not only is it beautiful, but they’ve got some great fish, too. Our favorite restaurant was ‘De Zee’ (the sea), we ate there three nights in a row and we would have done five if they hadn’t been closed on Mondays and [...]

Carne de sol

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Carne de sol is one of my favorite Brazilian dishes. It’s made from salted, dried beef, cooked with onions and served here with rice, black beans and kale. I have no other words for it except ‘I want to go back, NOW’.

Dining in Scotland

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

The Scottish can’t cook worth a damn, in my experience (and as you can probably tell from those beans) but this steak-and-ale pie was actually great. And what a lovely establishment it was…


Sunday, July 25th, 2010

One day, I was in the supermarket, very hungry, staring at prepackaged potato salads. I know they’re crap, but it’s a nostalgic thing, I used to love them as a kid. And I always get stuck on the bad-for-you-processed-food isles when I go shopping on an empty stomach. I managed to tear myself away, and [...]


Sunday, July 25th, 2010

As a special celebratory treat, we went to Yamazoto, the Japanese restaurant at the Okura hotel in Amsterdam. As far as I know, Yamazoto is the only Japanese restaurant in Europe with a Michelin star. It was actually my first time in any star restaurant, we weren’t quite sure what to expect here. Food-wise, it [...]