The Breakfast Club

April 2, 2013

The year was 1985.  It brought together an athlete, a brain, a princess, a criminal, and a basket case in a classic John Hughes movie in which we all identified.  They may have never talked to each other wandering the halls of an eighties high school, but shoved together in a Saturday detention they broke [...]

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Show Your Thanks, by Lauren

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and I am not going home this year.  Instead my parents are coming for a visit post Thanksgiving.  Which doesn’t make not being home for thanksgiving any easier.  It’s my favorite holiday and really the only one I celebrate.  So this year we wanted to throw a Show Your Thanks Ghetto-gether.  [...]

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Ghetto-Gether Alert! Reservations are now OPEN for Saturday November 17th!

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As some of you amazing blog readers know, Edible Europe has been hosting monthly Ghetto-gethers in Amsterdam (OK its been a few months since the last one, but hey, I’ve been busy flying back and forth to London and the US for work).  If you’re new to the site and wondering what the hell is a [...]

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And the Winner Is…Spain! by Lauren

October 19, 2012

Even though it was a typical rainy Amsterdam evening outside, it was all Italian and Spanish fever inside Little Collins.  The soft glow from the slowly dripping candles stood proud on the wooden tables of Little Collins as the sound system intertwined hip hop Italian and ballads of Spanish Guitar. Dita from Salotto Rosso, although [...]

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A Meal Fit for a Queen, by Lauren

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Queensday in Holland is one of the biggest and most celebrated holidays in the year.  It’s the celebration of the Queen’s birthday and Amsterdammers take to the streets in Orange clothes, accessories, costumes, boats, decorations, etc.  It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before.  People put out their wares on the streets to sell, mark up [...]

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Ribollita, by Hilary

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Yesterday I made Ribollita or Tuscan soup, which is made with stale bread, vegetables, a little bit of stock and water.  While I was cooking it, I was thinking about where everything came from.  All my vegetables from my friend Mark which are all organic and grown locally.  The bread came from a nearby artisan [...]

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The Chili Cook-Off Smack Down

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One Dish.  Ten Different Ways.  Lots of beans.  lots of beef.  All the condiments from three types of cheeses, home-made bread, home-made cornbread, sour cream, creme fraiche, yoghurt, scallions and saltines.  Five alarm, No Alarm, Sweet Potatoes, Chicken and Veg, North African and Parsi.  Damn!  What we have here kids is one mutha of a [...]

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