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Restaurant Confessionals
Restaurant Confessionals

Being an Artisanal Baker Destroyed My Body

In industrial bakeries, everything in the bread-making process is ergonomic with vigilant precautions towards health and safety. In small bakeries, this is often not the case.
Anonymous
2.19.18
Eels
Eels

The Only Way to Preserve Eels Is to Eat Them All

I joined the few remaining fishermen who are hoping to give the eel population in the Netherlands a helping hand.
Bram Esser
2.19.18
fruit
fruit

Meet the Netherlands' Biggest Pineapple Obsessive

I met up with Prins Ananas, a.k.a. Lex Boon, about his long-running pineapple research project that has culminated with him becoming a pineapple trader himself.
Felicia Alberding
1.2.18
food crime
food crime

True Tales of Amsterdam's Worst Dine-and-Dashers

It's a practice as old as restaurants themselves: Customers come in, gorge themselves on food and drink, and leave without paying their bill. We spoke to some bartenders and servers in Amsterdam about their experience with dine-and-dashers.
Stefanie Staelens
3.8.17
solar power
solar power

This Man Cooks His Lunch on a Satellite Dish

On a sunny day in Amsterdam, I met solar-cooking enthusiast Rik, who cooked hamburgers, popcorn, and coffee with the sun as his only power source.
Laura De Grave
2.25.17
the netherlands
the netherlands

This Restaurant Only Has One Employee

This chef is the owner, cook, dishwasher, and sommelier and hasn't gone crazy yet.
Thieu Custers
12.19.16
Restaurant Confessionals
Restaurant Confessionals

Being a Bartender Turned Me Into a Relationship-Ruining Womanizer

Most barkeepers are one and the same: we don't want your number because we like you. We just want sex. I’m gonna tell you why.
Anonymous
11.26.16
future of food
future of food

I Design the Food You Haven’t Even Eaten Yet

I research new ways to produce healthy and more efficient food. It’s about using technology to make better food in the future.
Chloé Rutzerveld
10.3.16
Festival
Festival

Portraits of Hot Chili Pepper Masochists Crying Over Spicy Peppers

I went to the chili festival where people are passing out from eating off-the-charts hot peppers to meet Scoville scale addicted masochists and learn why they love spicy peppers so much.
Thieu Custers
9.21.16
Dronkemansvoer
Dronkemansvoer

Big Boobs, Bad Sandwiches, and Drunken Chaos Inside a Dutch Food Truck

I worked the 7 AM shift serving sandwiches at a food truck at The Ghent music festival, where I witnessed many things I hope to never see again in my life.
Stefanie Staelens
7.29.16
Action Bronson
Action Bronson

The Best Food Moments from This Week's Episode of 'Fuck, That's Delicious'

Let's revisit some of the best meals from this week's FTD, from fried chicken in Amsterdam to delectable barbecue in London to classic bodega deli sandwiches in East New York.
Munchies Staff
3.25.16
the netherlands
the netherlands

I Followed Horse Meat from the Slaughterhouse to the Butcher Shop

As a Dutch chef, I have been raised to believe that there is nothing wrong with horse meat, but it turns out that I know nothing about the proper way to handle it, from the slaughterhouse to our plates.
Jimmy Blauw
2.28.16