Recap of the June Paris food photography workshop

It's already more than two months ago that we said goodbye to our food photography workshop guests, but it feels like yesterday. Those two days flew by, literally, and we're already planning the next workshop...
Eva in the Kitchen

Paris photography workshop!

*SOLD OUT! Please send me a message with your email address to be on the early bird list for future workshops* I'm super excited to announce a Paris photography workshop that I'll be hosting this June with...
Homemade grav lax and a weekend in Stockholm, by Eva in the Kitchen

Homemade gravlax and a weekend in Stockholm

* Homemade gravlax (marinated salmon). Scroll down for the recipe* Last September we visited Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, for a gloriously sunny and warm weekend. It's a beautiful city: clean, green...
Provence by Eva in the Kitchen

Summer snapshots

So, we meet again. It's been a while since I posted something, I know! I had all these great plans for posts, but somehow life (aka summer!) got in the way. Also, I just wasn't that inspired. It happens. I...
Paris tip, china town, by Eva in the Kitchen

Paris tip: Chinatown

I know Paris is beautiful. The stately buildings, the wide boulevards, the pretty parks and of course the bridges over the Seine, hung with many, many love locks (So many, that in fact all the weight is...
restaurants to check out while in Paris, by Eva in the Kitchen

8 restaurants on left bank Paris

I recently came across the article 10 Paris Food Secrets the Guidebooks Won't Tell You About on Facebook. It was a post by The Kitchn about eating in Paris, something I'm always interested in, as you know...
Bordeaux by Eva in the Kitchen

Three days in Bordeaux

A few weeks ago we went to hang out for three (almost) full days in Bordeaux, the beautiful city in the South West of France, near the Atlantic coast. After a rough start (our train departed at 7.30, which...
The Eva in the Kitchen Paris Food Map

The Eva in the Kitchen Paris Food Map!

Over the years I've been blogging, I've posted many tips on where to eat in Paris. In fact, I've assembled so many tips, that I can imagine it's hard to find the one your looking for. Even I sometimes can't...
The overhead shot of the feast

Photography workshop in Paris

A few weeks ago I took part in the food photography & food styling workshop by Joann Pai and Gabriel Cabrera. The workshop was held in a truly wonderful apartment in the Marais (it was rented, but we...
Pont Neuf on a beautiful autumn day

8 restaurants you don’t want to miss in Paris

I am one very lucky girl. I get to live in Paris, which is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but also filled with great restaurants. Paris street art Although I'll be the first to...
Champagne cocktail

Happy New Year and 2015 flashbacks

There goes 2015, just a few more days, and then it's done. I'll be celebrating while drinking a big glass of champagne cocktail. It was a good year. Look at all the places 2015 took me! 2015 took me to...
Ready, steady... dig in!

Bruschetta party (and holiday flashbacks)

After a full week back at the office, I can officially say I prefer being in the sun in the South of France (@my colleagues who read this, don't take this personally. Sun, sea, sand and rosé are just hard to...
Local coeur de boeuf variaties

A day in Nice

Unfortunately, the holiday is over and I'm back at the office again. But fun new memories have been made, and if look back at the photographs it's almost as if I'm still there (almost, if I tune out the sound...

Summer update and a hard lesson in internet safety

I like to believe in good things, but some people made that really hard for me the last couple of days. If you stopped by on this site last monday or tuesday, you may have got the notification that the site...
A view on Paris

Paris summer tips

It’s summer! At least, it should be. I hope it’s sunny where you are. Over here it is 34 C! (93 F) Parisian park Living in a city in summertime can be hard, especially when you have a small...
Carrot cake dessert

Paris restaurant tip: Rachel’s Pont aux Choux

A couple of weeks ago, a new hotspot opened in town. It's called La Maison Plisson and it's a grocery store + restaurant. These kind of mixed concepts are very popular with both Parisians and tourists, just...
The salty pimp ;-)

A week in New York City!

Three weeks ago I spent six days in NYC and it was a-ma-zing. It wasn't my first time there, so I wasn't expected to be amazed again, but I was. Amazed again. Beautiful NYC Roosevelt island cable...
Food!

Four days in Rome

OK Rome, you win. Yes, we want to move to you and spend our days on sunny piazza’s, drinking latte macchiato’s or aperol spritz. We want to wander through your beautiful ancient streets until our feet...
Wonderful cheese from the Auvergne

A visit to Rungis

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might have seen that I recently made a visit to Rungis, the biggest professional fresh market in Europe. Conveniently located, not too far from where we live in...
Bistrot Augustin kitchen view

Paris restaurant tip: Bistrot Augustin

We discovered Bistrot Augustin about a month and a half ago, and I believe it hasn't been open for much longer. It might be our new favourite go-to darling, good for a night out for two, and equally suitable...
Beautiful food at de Librije

A three star dinner: de Librije

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might have seen I recently had dinner in a three (!) star restaurant. Michelin stars that is, not my own qualification. If it was up to me, they would have had...
Eva in the Kitchen ;-)

A day in a Michelin star restaurant kitchen

I recently did something incredibly cool. Something I never expected to do, and that has changed my view of the restaurant business completely. I worked a day in restaurant kitchen. And not your ordinary...
Fresh coconut on the beach

Thailand

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know I've been on vacation. Two great weeks in Thailand, well worth the 12 hour flight. And let me tell you, being stuck between a family with a non-stop crying...
Terrine de canard, Atelier Vivanda

Paris restaurant tip: Atelier Vivanda

Every once in a while, I go out to have lunch with my Dutch friend E., who also lives in Paris. We usually go out to try a new restaurant, and as you all know, that can turn out good, bad or ugly. This...
Italian-inspired vegetarian Christmas menu

Christmas menu’s

Christmas, a time to have fun and enjoy being around your loved ones. In our fantasy this includes a crisp white snow landscape, a warming fire place, hot chocolate or warm wine and a festive meal....
Crêperie de Josselin

Crêperie de Josselin

You haven't really been to France if you didn't eat a crêpe (thin pancake) at least once! And no, you don't need to have any kids with you to enjoy one, it's a meal for grown-ups too. In most crêperies,...
Strawberries

Blogging tips and my favourite equipment

I've been blogging for almost a year now, and the question that I get asked the most (besides 'do you really eat all that food??', to which the answer is 'YES, of course I do!') is: Do you take your own...
Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie

A few new Paris restaurant tips

It's been a while since my last Paris tip. Not because I haven't been eating out, because I have, but because I never got around writing a post about the restaurants I've visited. Which is a shame people,...
Belgian fries with mayonnaise

Weekend in Antwerpen

I've been to Antwerpen so many times, I've lost count. But despite the fact that I now how to get to the city centre and where all the touristic highlights are, Antwerpen keeps surprising me, and this visit...
Pierre Sang restaurant

Paris, Pierre Sang

Sometimes in life, you're just lucky. Lucky to have a day off because it's a national holiday (Ascencion Day), the sun is shining and you're with your favourite Frenchie on the other side of Paris, just to...
Marché des Enfants Rouges

Marché des Enfants Rouges

If you're anywhere near le Marais (3d arrondissement), this market is a must-visit. It's said to be the oldest market in Paris. Park in le Marais I'll admit, it's not really of the beaten track. All the...
Rue Montorgueil

Paris tip, Rue Montorgueil

It's about time for some new tips on where to eat in Paris! One of my favourite streets in Paris is Rue Montorgueil in the 2d arrondissement. Cars are not allowed here and the whole street (and area) is...
Prague

Three days in Prague

First, my apologies for this very long post, but I just have a lot to show you! As some of you may have already seen on Twitter or Instagram, I spent last weekend in the beautiful city of Prague. I was there...

Le Plomb du Cantal

This is one of my absolute favourite restaurants. Nothing fancy, and the interior looks a bit like time stood still. But the staff is fantastic, such a well organized team, and they focus on a few classics...
Picking a dessert

La Grande Epicerie

One of my favourite places to visit whenever I'm abroad is a big (super)market, and Paris is no exception. Though it's questionable if the place where you live half the time can still be called 'abroad', one...
Chez Bebert in Paris

Couscous Chez Bebert in Paris

French cuisine is famous around the world. So it may come as a surprise to you that the national favourite dish today is……. couscous. This North African specialty is now wide spread in France, with...
View at the kitchen at Saturne

Paris, restaurant Saturne

A while ago, I had one of the most extraordinary eating experiences in Paris I've had so far. And while it wasn't cheap, it wasn't that expensive either, considering what you pay in a normal bistrot and...

Couscous in La Grande Mosquée

I do love a good couscous or tagine! There's something so comforting about these dishes, usually served in big bowls and in splendid abundance. Having the whole table being crammed with different platters of...

View on Paris

Feel like looking at Paris from the outside and getting some fresh (ok, fresher...) air? Then domaine national de Saint Cloud might be what you need. It's a really big park in which you can walk for hours,...

Jardin du Palais Royal

Just a few steps away from the always insanely busy Louvre you can find a more tranquil and green place to relax a bit after the hustling and bustling around worlds most visited museum. It's a actually a...

Food shopping in Paris: G. Detou

I've always considered myself a small town girl, since I grew up in a village. Or in what we in the Netherlands call a village, I've learned that in France they stop calling a place un village at 2.000...

Quai d’Orsay, Les Berges

Like in most big cities, it can be difficult to find a place to sit outside when it's warm in Paris. Of course there are parks to hang out and picnic, but if you for example want to have drinks in the sun...