Archive for April, 2013

April 25, 2013

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April 22, 2013

1st BBQ of the season!

Improvised, unplanned and spontaneous. Image


April 19, 2013

Spring at last?

It’s been a long winter here in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Everyone seems fed up with it, it’s time for Rokjesdag!

Spring. Museumplein IAmsterdam by DLCS management

Spring. Museumplein IAmsterdam by DLCS management

April 9, 2013


Even as as student I loved quality food. That’s actually the time I started experimenting with cooking; many of my friends often ate at my place.

I am horrified when I see what some students consume for dinner… they often consider cooking a burden, or think they don’t know how to cook and of course there are more important things in life than spending too much time on preparing food. Nowadays in The Netherlands many ingredients are pre-cut, pre-washed and even pre-sorted in order to create a quick meal. On top of that there are many choices of ready made sauces, soups etc., all of course full of additives….

Baked beans- studentfood by DLCS Management

Baked beans- studentfood by DLCS Management

What did you eat when you were (are?) a student?  Did you cook?  Did you consume enough vitamins?  Were you aware of the fact that studying would be “easier” after consuming “brainfood” ?

April 8, 2013

Food Markets

The best food markets I’ve ever visited were in Barcelona and London.

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, often simply referred to as La Boqueria (Catalan pronunciation: [ɫə βu.kəˈɾi.ə]), is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona,CataloniaSpain and one of the city’s foremost tourist landmarks, with an entrance from La Rambla, not far from the Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house. The market has a very diverse selection of goods.

La Boqueria by DLCS Management

La Boqueria by DLCS Management

La Boqueria

Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in SouthwarkCentral LondonEngland. It is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London, and sells a large variety of foods from all over the world. 

Borough market by DLCS Management

Borough Market

Borough Market by DLCS Management

Borough Market

Have you ever been to any of these two markets?

What is according to your opinion the best food market in the world? 

More info about my favourite market in Barcelona:

More info about my favourite market in London:

April 8, 2013

Happy birthday blog!

I just received a Happy birthday-notification from wordpress; I started blogging 2 years ago!

Thanks dear followers & readers!

P.S.: this was my birthdaycake the beginning of this year…


April 3, 2013

EatWith – a new way of culinary tourism/a new dining experience is a global community marketplace offering unique dining experiences in private homes around the world. Connect with amazing hosts, meet new people and experience the hottest new foodie trend!

When EatWith founder Guy Michlin was on vacation in Crete, the best meal he had was in the home of a local instead of in a restaurant. After visiting the tourist restaurants his wife and he found this personal experience so special, it was worth much more than a visit to a restaurant. He came up with a new business concept, so everyone could experience food this unique way.

EatWith has started the set up of this food community experience in Israel and Spain and will soon expand to the rest of the world.

As host, you choose the menu, dates, times and price. EatWith acts as an intermediary between the two parties and takes 15% on the total price of the dinner or lunch.

The set-up of this  “global community that brings together people who are passionate about cooking  and travelers looking for a different lunch or dinner” has commenced in Israel and Spain, but keep your eyes open; soon you will encounter Eatwith in many more places! Keep an eye on them! I say this community that lets you enjoy authentic and intimate dining experiences in people’s homes will be booming!

Check out the site & browse through your potential future hosts’ profiles:



What do you think about this new concept? Will you join the community when it comes to your hometown or when you visit a new place?