the netherlands

WTF

I Made Blood Sausage Using My Own Blood

While the bag slowly filled up with half a liter of my blood, I stared into the distance. What would my mom think if she saw me sitting in my living room like this?
Gwen van der Zwan
7.27.18
Cheese

This Dutch Cheese Tastes like Salted Caramel and Is More Sensual than a Spliff

Roomano straight tastes like cheese candy, as if some freaky Dutch scientist crossed Parmigiano Reggiano with Grandma’s homemade toffee.
Cody Reiss
7.23.18
milk

'Single-Origin Milk' Is for People Who Want to Know Their Cows

“One might be creamy and taste like ice cream, while other bottles might be very fresh or sweet,” Matthijs Baan writes.
Lauren Rothman
6.18.18
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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