Salad | Waldorf Astoria


How exciting, another gathering with The International Cooking Club ! The theme for this get together is Seasonal Produce. The variety of dishes is just great. This time my contribution consisted of two different salads.

This recipe is one of them, the Waldorf Salad, an American fruit salad with walnuts, apples, celery and mayonnaise. It’s one of the most famous salads ever and there are a lot of variations.

The maître d’hôtel (at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel), Oscar Tschirky first created the Waldorf salad  in 1896 and it was an instant success. Continue reading

Summer | Zucchini Soup


Zuppa di Zucchine…one of my favourite soups served when I’m with family in Italy. It’s hard to find the right type of zucchini in The Netherlands so I make sure to eat this soup at least one time during a visit in Italy.

I’ve learned so much about the zucchini (and aubergines). Before I was introduced to the Mediterranean culture I wasn’t used to eating zucchini and aubergines that much. Now I can’t imagine my life without these great vegetables. Besides all the diverse recipes you can make with these beauties, the zucchini serve as a good source of Vitamin C. Continue reading

Dessert | Tiramisu Classic Version


So, how come I’ve never made an attempt at making a classic tiramisu’?

I’ve been married to my Italian husband for years now, yet no sign of tiramisu’…. Every time I briefly touch the subject my husband replies: ‘Every Italian girl claims they make the best tiramisu’ and it’s nonsense’. Well, good thing I’m not Italian. Just for an experiment I’d like to give it a go! Guess what, he loved mine! Continue reading