Maren’s Cranberry Chutney

What I like about Thanksgiving is that people start cooking several days in advance. The day before yesterday my American friend Maren called me and invited me over to prepare some of the traditional dishes with her. There’s nothing better than cooking with friends! We made one of her mother’s recipes: a delicious, spicy cranberry […]

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At Mari Maris’ Table

Maris lives in France but is the successful Dutch author of a comprehesive book on vegetables: the Groentebijbel (The Vegetable Bible). Wish we had known her before! For apart from having a chambre d’hộte, she has, without our knowing about it, been serving wonderful French meals in her beautiful garden almost ‘around the corner’ from […]

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Farewell Lunch in DC with Wessel de Jong

Over the past 3 years he has spent much time at our kitchen table: Wessel de Jong, correspondent for the Dutch broadcasting company NOS in DC, but most of all a good friend. He recently moved back to the Netherlands, but before he did he took me to his favorite places to eat and drink, […]

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Barbara’s Herb Pancakes with Avocado & Rocket

Some of our Kitchen Table Friends we have known for years, others we just met. Barbara Bonisolli, has been a food photographer for more than 20 years, she did the photography for many cookbooks and has her own television show about her edible garden. She lives with her family in the countryside, just outside of […]

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