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German Quark Fritters! Happy New Year!

This is a recipe from Petra, who lived in Berlin for several years! As the co-founder of Kitchen Table Food and a good friend, I’m happy to welcome yet another German recipe of hers: airy and fluffy Quarckbällchen. Baked by her daughter Fenna, who just like my daughter Flo is a passionate baker. In The […]


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orange rhubarb cocktail or mocktail

This orange cocktail doesn’t need any explanation! At least not for our Dutch followers. But for our non-Dutch followers: tomorrow it’s King’s Day in the Netherlands, which means orange everywhere. Orange clothes, orange decorations, orange food, orange drinks. Of course, we’ll participate as well with this seasonal orange rhubarb cocktail. It’s also delicious as a […]


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Kitchen Table Menu at Garage Royal

How wonderful! Tonight Restaurant Garage Royal will cook a German Menu form our cookbook Kitchen Table Food. Garage Royal is situated in an old garage on a former military base, which is close to the Kröller Müller Museum at the Veluwe. In their gigantic pizza oven they bake the best Flammkuchen ever! On the menu […]


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Beet Blinis

We already had a practice run for Christmas. Petra brought a beautiful bottle of vodka from Berlin en Tal thought of these blinis to go with it. Of course, a perfect combination but also without the vodka these blinis are a showstopper. This recipe is also featured in this month’s issue of the Dutch culinary […]


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Long Island Clams with Herb Butter

Summer Break! After spending the week in Manhattan, it was time for a change of pace, and we decided, as so many New Yorkers do, to settle on Long Island. We occupied a beautifully restored, 200-year old barn on the East End and enjoyed the sandy beaches, gorgeous bays, fertile land and vineyards, upscale beach towns, […]


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Time for a toast!

The very last recipe for our upcoming cookbook has been written, photographed, cooked, checked, and sent to our layout designer. The book is about to be published! A good reason to bring out a toast. Plus it’s almost the 4th of July so all the more reason to fix ourselves a cocktail. No need to […]


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Cheat on Arnold Palmer tea

It’s summer! At least in DC it is. With temperatures in the 80s this week, we are living outdoors again. But not without thirst quenching drinks, like this iced tea, which is my easy and healthy version of an Arnold Palmer.


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Oysters for the Oscars

While watching the 87th Academy Awards we want something decadent to eat: oysters! Last year we made raw oysters with a spicy vinaigrette, this year we’ll eat them broiled with a rich green herb butter and a crunchy breadcrumb topping. They are somewhat inspired by the famous Oysters Rockefeller,


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