Category Archives: Books

Travel For Free

As many of you know, we Dutch have a reputation in the world when it goes from getting something for a very low price or better yet for free. ONLY today you can travel, within the Netherlands, with the book gift, … Continue reading

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Written Portraits

Can you name the people shown in these four posters? They are all Dutch authors, some are world-famous, others only world-famous in our own country. Geschreven Portretten – Written Portraits is this year’s theme for the book week we’re having. … Continue reading

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I Think I’ll Start On…

It started on January 10 with a Food Quote, and resulted in a book about dieting. Or better yet anti-dieting. The name Totie Fields didn’t ring a bell for me, I had to find out on the net who she … Continue reading

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Space… the final frontier… this is a story about creating space. Last year I picked out all the Gay related books out of my bookcases, together with all the books I wanted to sell via [Dutch version of Amazon]. … Continue reading

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I enjoyed my day out to Düsseldorf and Cologne, but didn’t go to Essen. What I also didn’t do was eating a sour dough pretzel or dining somewhere. My intended meeting was moved from Essen to Düsseldorf, which fitted better … Continue reading

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Have Yourself A…

This is from the cover of What Katie Ate an online book, all 495! pages. Found it via: La Buena Vida, Nicole Franzen’s website

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Get Cooking…

Is there still something missing on your Santa-list? Why don’t you have a look at the photo’s and see if your stomach starts to rumble… if so, do something about it! Mine did months ago when I stumbled upon Peter … Continue reading

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After All The Turkey*

After all the turkey it’s time for something else on your plate. I’ve followed Peter Bagi’s blog for some time now. I got attracted by his food photography, just the view makes me salivating, it looks finger licking good. His latest project is his own cookbook. … Continue reading

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Something To Add To Santa’s Wishlist

I just received Knife Skills Illustrated, a user manual by Peter Hertzmann. It’s not a new book, it’s from 2007, but it was brought to my attention when I surfed the web and stumbled upon it. The book not the … Continue reading

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Turn Your Kitchen Into An Art Gallery…

The French company Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie arose in the 18th century from the collaboration of Philippe Victoire de Vilmorin—a grain and plant merchant and connoisseur—and his father-in-law, Pierre Andrieux, Botanist to the King. The Vilmorin’s, though only producers and merchants … Continue reading

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