With the upcoming leading food and hospitality tradeshow Hofex in Hong Kong, the main topic of interest is the expected trends that the hospitality businesses should anticipate on. Like  many trends, specialities and niche products ...

Processed versus Natural Cheese

We love them. Companies that have true passion and dedication to what they do. They don’t compromise, but stick to their core values and always go for honest products and quality. So does Tillamook. Tillamook is a company based ...

Recipe: Raspberry Macaroon

Raspberry Macaroon A lovely classic with a fresh and fruity touch. Recipe created by pastry chef Bart Menten, selected as 1 of Belgium’s 20 best pastry chefs by Gault & Millau in 2012. Ingredients for about 12 large raspberry ...

Turkey Roulade with chestnut and cranberry

Easy festive recipe for catering. This turkey roulade with chestnut and cranberry filling will blow your mind. Recipe created by Yves Decker, awarded best catering chef of Belgium in 2011.   Ingredients, for 4 persons. For the ...

Wine advise for the holidays.

At  Christmas dinner, it is not about the food alone. Also the wine is not the most important. I bet you didn’t expect me to say something like that. However, we all know, a successful Christmas table is a table which has your loved ...

A tale about fish and wine

In Bordeaux, we have discovered a new fish restaurant. It is housed in a former shoe store in a backstreet. We were lured in by the window, because it was filled with crushed ice and all kinds of fresh fish: Oysters, sea urchins, black ...

Fruit Sorbet on a Stick

Fruit sorbets on a stick are easily made and delicious to eat. Who doesn’t want a nice cold sorbet during a hot summer day? It is the perfect refreshing summer snack. Recipe created by pastry chef Bart Menten, selected as 1 of ...

Coffee, the fuel of business

Depresso: The feeling you get when you are out of coffee…   For centuries, the great philosophers have basher their heads against the wall of this question: what is the driving force behind the capricious acts of men? Well, ...

Salted Herring

In the Dutch month, several typical Dutch products are highlighted. This week, the famous herring is in the spotlights! Soused herring is herring soaked in a mild preserving liquid. It can be raw herring in a mild vinegar pickle or ...

What does a wineboer do?

 In this weeks blog, Ilja will give you a peek in the daily work of a wine farmer. What does a wineboer do all week?   Well, drinking wine obviously. Oenologues Bruno and Paul and myself are constantly inspecting all our wines. ...