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 […]

Our relationship with bacteria

Another very important thing I didn’t write about earlier is bacteria. Over the last ten years or so we’ve all gotten terribly afraid of them, and that’s no wonder. We hear all the horror stories about what can happen, if we eat a raw egg or at a not so clean kitchen, or if we […]

Amsterdam’s markets

A large part of the daily trading takes place from stalls at the city’s many markets. Quite a few of them are only held one day a week, but there are also large markets which are held six days a week. Below you find a list of the various markets with opening hours. Albert Cuyp […]