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Beetroot soup with fried capers – cooking club


I can’t believe how long ago our last cooking session was! Time sure flies and I missed one session because I was in Germany and then we had one cancelled due to unexpected events happening… We have still met most of our cooking crew members at some point or other separately or in little groups, so it didn’t feel that long ago but it was great fun to meet everyone again and – ofcourse – cook up a storm. We had a new chef this time Marc Schoorl and he came up with quite a lovely autumn menu.


We had a small amuse/starter of a roasted fig with gorgonzola. then on to an autumn salad with smoked duck (delicious!!), a beetroot soup with toasted capers, roasted rabbit and then to finish a classic tiramisu with a little less classic, amaretto instead of brandy. I was on the duck team together with Femke and Marinda and it was really handy too as I had to do a tea smoked duck the next day so it was a great exercise. Smoking the duck was pretty straight forward using woodchips and a smoker. You can also do this in a wok and something like a bamboo steamer. That works perfectly well too.


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Simone van den Berg

Food- and travelblogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Loves to taste good food the world over.
She also loves to share travelstories, delicious recipes and ok, cat pictures too. She sometimes feels the need to get really healthy for a while, always mingled with periods of insanely delicious sweets and other decadent treats.
Lives together with Tom and their two cats; Humphrey and Buffy.
Profession: Food photographer

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Travel calendar 2018

March: Blankenberge, Belgium
April: 3 weeks roadtrip through East USA
May: Turkey
May: Germany
June: Germany
September: Newcastle