Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Emerald of the Equator, part III: gado gado

This week we’re going to have to cheat. I said I would always publish some Indonesian recipes as my mum used to make them, but this week, for gado gado, that’s just not practical. Let me tell you why. My mum’s … Continue reading

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The Emerald of the Equator, part II: nasi goreng

This week in the series Dutch Indonesian food: nasi goreng, the most famous Indonesian dish of them all. First of all, what exactly is nasi goreng? Nasi means rice in Bahasa Indonesia, goreng means fried, so there you go, fried rice. … Continue reading

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The Emerald of the Equator

One of the most fun and important things that you can do in life, if you ask me, is try new stuff. Keep the mind open and flexible, you know? Mostly just little things suffice – you can go see … Continue reading

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Teacher jam

One of my colleagues at the school where I work is a homey type from Yorkshire. He does things that you’d expect a real Yorkshireman to do, like woodturning and making jam. I’m especially interested in the latter. Every week, … Continue reading

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Squid, the best animal in the world

Let’s talk about squid for a moment. Squid are marvellous animals. To eat, I mean. They fall into the category of ‘food I never dared to prepare because I didn’t know how to but which actually turned out pretty OK when … Continue reading

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