A sleeping beauty in a pod or not?

Coffee is a sleeping beauty, you have to awake her and give her the time to reveal her aroma. It's the slogan of mister André Hoinkis, the Master Blender of Douwe Egberts. Time, however, is essential to awake...

A knife’s tale

Most of my blog posts are a lot of work to read. This time, it won't be long one. The pictures don't need a lot of comments, because they just say it all. They only need a short introduction. When I registere...

It’s all about yeast, malt and water

Broaden my horizons is something that pushes me forward in life. This includes of course my professional life. It isn’t so easy to find (more…)...

You are what you eat

One of the beliefs of a certain Alfred Vogel was that you are what you eat. A belief with a grain of truth, if you ask me. That's why Alfred Vogel, a Swiss specialist in Medicinal plants, started with his own...

Volta.

Father's Day and a birthday are two perfect reasons for a diner, I thought. So, I surprised my dad with a visit to one of the most fashionable restaurants of Ghent, Volta (www.volta-Gent.be). I once went to V...

Thunderbolt vs. Silvercrest

  My  baby, she's gone. After years of hard working, whipping, blending, chopping, she unfortunately died. Years of loyal support in my kitchen are over. She was always there when I needed help in the kitchen....
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No rules, great Scotch

I admit, I don't know a lot about Boozzz. Liquors, spirits and wines are still an unknown area and those liquid territories still need conquering. Practice makes perfect of course, and last Friday I had a chanc...
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Antwerp 12/11/11

12th of november: just one day after returning from a great snooker event in the “capital” of Flanders, I was unexpectedly back in Antwerp.  Sometimes “food happiness” is hidden in a very small, but nice coffee...
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a “fantastic” product review

A product review Today i bought a new tool to use in the kitchen. Nothing special, but after using it one time I liked it already. My chef of the cooking course at Spermalie told me about it. I'm talking about ...