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Goat Cheese Pickled Pumpkin Salad
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Goat Cheese Salad with Pickled Pumpkin

During one of the Rooftop Table supperclub seasons, I got fascinated by pickling. I pickled everything, from melon to cucumber and from apple to mustard seeds. Pickled pumpkin strips, shown in the photo above, are an excellent food pairing with the saltiness of the…

December 17, 2016
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Chicken Satay
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I grew up in a town in the Netherlands where a lot of Indonesian and Moluccan people lived. If one of my Moluccan friends had their birthday, their mother would “not make just birthday snacks, they would make a whole ‘rijsttafel‘. And a rijsttafel is…

May 4, 2016
Thai Green Papaya Salad Som Tum
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Thai Green Papaya Salad | Som Tam | ส้มตำ

Among the tom kha kai, tom yum koong, pad Thai, and the delicious curries, som tam (papaya salad) is ranked high on the list of top Thai culinary treasures. This dish has the perfect combination of Thai flavors —salty, sweet, spicy, and sour. This wonderful Asian salad recipe, is great to…

July 15, 2015
Caprese Salad with 3 Cheeses
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Caprese 3 Cheeses Salad

This is a really delicious and fresh salad, perfect to serve during your dinner party in summer. Use the best ingredients you can get. My favorite olive oil is ‘Flor de Aceite’ from Benaoliva in Benagalbon, a small town in the Axarquia, here in…

May 31, 2015
Thai Corn Soup
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Our first Rooftop Table was wonderful. We had 9 guests representing five nationalities, good food and drinks and a breathtaking starry night sky. The menu had an Asian theme and especially the Thai Sweet Corn Soup was a total hit! This Khao Pod as…

June 21, 2012