Category Archives: Mains

Living like a pauper

Sometimes I really pinch the pennies. I don’t really know why, I just seem to do it. I live as if I’m really poor, but I’m not really that poor at all, so I guess at this point I’m just … Continue reading

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The most quintessential Dutch thing you’ll ever eat, and its unsavoury name

The Holland saga continues – time for some Dutch cuisine again! This time it’s actually so delicious that you’ll never believe it. Even a bunch of Italians liked it, so it must have been good. On today’s menu: pea soup, … Continue reading

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Weight-losing, money-saving, post-New Year’s recipe

Alright everyone, that’s it, back to work. The holidays are over, we’ve had the obligatory cheek kisses and sent everyone our best wishes, and even if not, it’s too late now. Forget about the holidays, forget about Christmas, forget about … Continue reading

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Dubious didactics of a slacking teacher

I may have mentioned before that I’m a teacher now. I teach English here in Italy, in a private language school. I’m a pretty shitty teacher, probably. My didactic skills are OK, and students love me, that’s not the point. … Continue reading

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The end of the meat age

Recently, Blenderman suddenly announced an issue: “We eat way too much meat. Why do we eat so much meat?” Wooahh there, where did that come from? Also, who are “we”? However, he has a point. We, as in, the household, … Continue reading

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“Verdi, food and cooks” – the favourites of a famous composer

You know Verdi, the famous composer? The one who wrote such operas as Aida and La Traviata? Turns out he had a special predilection for food! I found out about this when I was writing my dissertation on Italian opera … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut to save my country from ridicule

So seeing that I’m of Dutch descent, my flatmates and Italian friends sometimes ask me to cook something that’s typically Dutch. I don’t usually comply to this request, and I suspect they don’t even really want to eat something Dutch, … Continue reading

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