French Winetrip Rewind

French Winetrip Rewind

It feels like yesterday I boarded the bus for the #frenchwinetrip, but yet so distant. This is a sweet encapsulation of that wonderful journey (English/French/Dutch with Dutch subtitles). The film is by Lionel Daneau, with Christophe Wirtgen (camera) and Olivier Philippart (Sound).  

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Spicy Summer

Spicy Summer

As far as I know, there is no cookery book about one single street, certainly not one with such diverse food as West-Kruiskade in Rotterdam. The street with a 1000 flavors. But now there is: Spicy. Last Summer I worked on this book about the famous multicultural street. I was…

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DWCC: Wine’s Levelling Potential

DWCC: Wine’s Levelling Potential

I’m counting down the days until I can finally head to La Rioja, Spain. With last year’s impressions fresh in my mind, I know this year’s Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC, the former EWBC) is going to be just as great. Three days of seminars, tastings and keynote sessions revolving…

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Inspired By Dutch Design

Inspired By Dutch Design

This summer, I swapped sweltering Rome for a few months of lowlands cool. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a permanent move back, but it definitely felt great to rediscover the homeland. As if I viewed the Netherlands with foreign eyes, story ideas just kept popping up….

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Brussels Bistronomie

Brussels Bistronomie

Gray skies, dark suits, gloomy buildings: Brussels gets a bad rep as a sleepy commuter city. Most tourists stick to the center, but who ventures out beyond the Grand Place, the statue of the peeing chap and the touristy restaurants on Rue des Bouchers, discovers a vibrant destination, especially for…

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Staying cool in Rome

Staying cool in Rome

Taking it easy is the only strategy to cope with the Roman summer heat. When the cobblestoned alleys turn into an oven, go indoors to restaurants with airconditioning, jump in a pool or take daytrips to the Castelli Romani. I wrote some outdoor suggestions for Let’s Go Mag’s 25 hot…

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