This is not for the faint hearted

When I was a child, we never ate strong spicy food. Our food tasted of the vegetables that were in it and pork, beef, poultry or fish, where the taste was enhanced with salt and a little pepper, and that was it. The only exception to it was an occasional spoonful of mustard if we […]

Filled to the rim with grain

In the middle of the 16th century Warmoesstraat, which today is bathed in the light of the red light district, still was Amsterdams mainstreet. Representatives of various important foreign interests resided here. Like for instans Adriaen Pauw, a merchant in the service of the Danish king and Jaspar Craeck, who was the agent of a […]