Don't you just love it when you get to reflect on what you wrote a few years ago and judge yourself? I just did that. I read my article about reinventing myself and I cringed. I cringed because the things that I wanted to do with this blog (write about food and movies) did not … Continue reading Reinventing myself – a Cinepicurean confession revisited
After Christmas Day in Maastricht with the Widdershoven family, we finally did it. We went to a close-by Belgian supermarket. Believe it or not, it has been a dream of mine to combine a trip to Maastricht with a quick trip across the border for a little shopping. Fact: Belgian supermarkets are better than Dutch … Continue reading The many lives of a lobster
This is the best time in my life. Apparently, it should be. I am close to 30, my body, biologically is a bit over its prime, but still pretty much going strong. This is the moment I should be experiencing things, but also this is the right time to put my body through one of … Continue reading Do I want children?
I am, what some might correctly identify, as an adult human being. Although being an adult just means that I am ready to procreate. Not the connotation which weighs heavy on every millennial's shoulder. Being an adult or 'adulting' is not something you do, it is something you are. You cannot congratulate yourself on how … Continue reading How to suck at “life” and not care
Ah...what is more satisfying than taking the first bite out of an excellently constructed sandwich? My boyfriend always makes fun of me of how seriously I take sandwich-making. I do feel that I have strong opinions of what constitutes a good sandwich, values that have been instilled in me by my father, the Master of … Continue reading The Art of the Sandwich
Photo: Tarama salad with crispy kale and toasted hazelnuts with a citrus dressing at Clamato in Paris. Has there ever been a meal or dish that changed the way you feel about food in its entirety? An experience so profound that it shattered your beliefs about cooking, restaurants and made you question your existence as … Continue reading Game Changer
Photo: A spiced beef Manoush from the Lebanese Sajeria in Amsterdam. When I started working at ELIA in February 2016, I arrived with a fresh energy, ready to take on my first (second, but WWC somehow doesn't count) real job. A job where I could stay for at least a year. It felt like a … Continue reading Work Lunch
One of the first posts I wrote was about the purpose of this blog, or in other words, what prompted me to start writing. Since then I haven't been writing that much at all. I was unemployed, frustrated and my boyfriend was telling me to go and do something with my life, which was hurtful … Continue reading A new beginning?
I went to primary school in Romania where Halloween was surprisingly not completely ignored. Only a few years after the fall of Communism, there was a gradual influx of Western media thanks to illegal satellite dishes that people installed on their roofs. My dad had purchased a huge satellite dish when I was around 4 … Continue reading A European Halloween
I started this blog with the intention of just writing down everything I thought about, a sort of diarrhoea of thought. I felt sometimes the painful cramps in my mind, itching to share what I thought about things. The moment I started writing though, the academic writer in me took over. I had worries like … Continue reading Reinventing myself – a cinepicurean confession