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Post-Italian comfort food

As dictators go, I’m actually a pretty rubbish one, because I keep getting schooled by all kinds of people. The most recent occasion was a completely deserved tongue-lashing by a friend of mine, who’s actually also a chef, so it hurt … Continue reading

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Bourguignon

What a terrible misunderstanding that I accidentally cleared up last week. In Italy, people tend to go absolutely wild when you mention you’re going to make boeuf bourguignon. I always thought this was a bit weird, as boeuf bourguignon is … Continue reading

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Why I don’t like to talk about Dutch cuisine

People tend to forget all about this, but I’m actually Dutch. It’s an easy mistake to make, as I keep going on about Scotland and how ‘we’ do things in Scotland and I haven’t actually properly lived in the Netherlands … Continue reading

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How the Irish use potatoes to startle tourists

So, I went to Ireland last week. Has anyone of you ever been to Ireland? It’s a pretty magical place. I absolutely loved it. I’d never been to Ireland so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I mean, I … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm for pumpkins, as explained with graphs

Halloween is over and therefore, pumpkin madness has subsided somewhat. I kinda like that. It’s not that I don’t like pumpkins. I’m quite enthusiastic pumpkins. But as most things, I like them in moderation, and not glaring down on me … Continue reading

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Defender of all things Scottish

As I wrote last week, many Italians seem to think of Scotland as a sort of modern, EU prison camp. Regarding Scotland, there’s one topic, apart from the weather, they seem particularly fond of: food. Whenever I’m in Italy, or … Continue reading

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