Easy beef wellington, by Eva in the Kitchen

Easy Beef Wellington

I've long refused to get digital tv. Not because I'm antique (ok, maybe a little), but just because I was afraid to get those tv channels that do nothing but broadcast cooking shows all day long. I feared that...
Grilled lamb chops with pistachio crunch

Grilled lamb chops with pistachio crunch

Let's talk trends today. And more specifically: the bone broth trend. There's not a single magazine or website that hasn't told us this is the new trend to follow. Super trendy and only for the...
Dutch sausage rolls

Dutch sausage rolls

Let me introduce you to one of the great loves of my life: the Dutch sausage roll. How I love the soft bread with a slightly crunch and hearty filling that has been a constant factor in my childhood. Wether...
Roasted pork belly

Roasted pork belly, part deux

One thing I love about Paris, is going to the market. Luckily, this city still has a very strong market culture, and every neighborhood or town just outside of the city borders has it's own. Usually a few...
Chipolata sausage roast

Chipolata sausage roast

One of my Christmas presents (I was really spoiled!) was Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. A very thick book, without any pictures, covering all French classics, from casserole to crème...
7 hour lamb stew

7 hour lamb stew

I hope you won't be scared of by the title of this post. I mean, 7 hours of cooking can sound mighty frightening! But let me reassure you, you won't be working for 7 hours. Au contraire, after some...
Pepper terrine

Pepper terrine

Let's talk bucket lists. You know, the list of things you want to do once in your lifetime, like climbing Mount Everest or a round-the-world-sailing trip. Or, if you want to have a bigger chance of actually...
Pork, apple and leek pies

Pork, apple and leek pies

Contrary to what you might think, I don't spend all of my days cooking and eating. I also have a day job, to pay the bills. And I happen to have quite a nice job, and I'm not just saying that because I know...
Lamb chops with herb butter

Grilled lamb chops with homemade herb butter

I know what you're thinking. Lamb chops? In September?? Well, yes. I'm being bold and doing lamb chops in September. It's practically spring down under, and I know I have a lot of readers from Australia...
Middle eastern inspired mezze

A full table

A while ago I was in a restaurant that serves food inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, where I had a wide range of different mezze, including some great flatbread with different dips. And there was one...
Asian beef skewers

Asian beef skewers

I had planned to post this recipe way earlier. We eat it quite often, because nothing beats food on a stick, certainly when it has these great Asian flavours! The reason why I waited so long with sharing...
Bulgogi

Bulgogi, Korean Beef

I was surprised to find out that French people are not into spicy food. At least, not in a way Dutch people are into hot and fiery bites (bites is, by the way, not a word to use in writing in France as it...
My version of beef rending

My version of Beef Rendang

If you knew me in person, you would know I'm naturally not really accurate in the kitchen. When asked how to cook a certain dish, I've given many of my friends lame advices like 'bake at medium heat until it's...
Honey mustard roast pork belly

Honey mustard roasted pork belly

I know the thought of eating the fattest part of pork freaks some people out. I'm not sure why, I guess some are afraid of getting fat or just don't like the idea of eating it. It seems a bit strange when you...
Stuffed courgette (zucchini)

Stuffed courgette (zucchini)

Ever seen those cute little round courgettes at the market? Because I'm a lazy cook, I usually buy the long big ones, simply because it means less work cutting them. But those petite ones did catch my eye last...

Dutch sausage rolls

Who doesn't love sausage rolls? Whether you call them pigs in a blanket, sausage bread or pasty, they're a sure hit at every party. You can make the fanciest snacks, but in the end, nothing beats a spiced...