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Flammkuchen, so hot right now

When I came to live in the Netherlands after years of living elsewhere, I quickly realised I’d missed all the recent developments and the latest hypes. The Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet scandal mostly passed by me unnoticed and uncared for. … Continue reading

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Genova, the home of focaccia and other earthly pleasures

Last Friday was Labour Day, which meant we had a three-day weekend! What do Italians do when they get a three-day weekend? They get out of town. So we did, too. The journey took us to Genova, well-established as the … Continue reading

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The unhealthiest thing in the world

In various¬†previous posts I’ve told you guys all about how weird Italians are, right? Well, we’re gonna do some more of that today. It recently became known to me that Italians have this irrational terror of peanut butter. They think … Continue reading

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Something is living in my fridge (and it helps me make bread)

A while ago one of my flatmates, the Queen of the Night, brought back a tupperware full of a dough-like substance that we soon found out was lievito madre, a type of living yeast used for breadmaking. We were initially … Continue reading

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A cake that makes your friends go “woah”

Ever since the Great British Bake-Off, amateur bakers all over the UK have started setting themselves impossibly high standards. No longer satisfied with normal cakes, everyone suddenly started making three-tiered cakes,¬†tuiles and other such stuff. I escaped this madness by … Continue reading

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My hobbies are knitting, collecting stamps and staying in.

The type of hobbies that people have in any country is much dependent on the climate of that country. We can describe this with the simple rule that warm, pleasant climates allow people to go outside and do fun things … Continue reading

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