Interview about Roots Cooking by Nancy Ben Arbia for the Back to your roots edition of HODA Magazine. (spring 2014)

Michel, or Micho, as he is known to friends and intimi, is Amsterdam’s famous Lebanese chef. Started as a caterer where he provided delicious Lebanese mezze’s to all sorts of parties and events, he is now a regular stand owner at the NeighbourFood Market. I can assure you, his falafel   Read More ...

Something special is about to happen in the city centre of Amsterdam this weekend! Would you like to experience what it was like in times when food was the very core of the city’s public life? Then read further! This saturday, April 12th from 12.00 till 17.00, a new market concept   Read More ...

Interview that I held (in Dutch) with Marieke Hart, founder of the website Thuisafgehaald, an international online meal-sharing initiative that brings different people together in their own neighbourhood. This interview was published in De Kleurrijke Lijst 2013, a list full of colourful and inspiring people in the Netherlands that shows   Read More ...

Meet Nihal Rabbani, a creative and resourceful cook with mouthwatering writing skills. Foodie DNA: ‘Dining with Nihal in Amsterdam’ began as a pop-up supper club featuring cross-cultural flavours. Currently specialised in mezze (Arabic tapas) and inspired by her Palestinian ancestry, Nihal continues to explore different cooking techniques. I attended two of her dinners, where   Read More ...

Since Roots Cooking is an english and international oriented foodblog, I think it is more appropriate to move to the rootscooking.com domain and make room for the Dutch version of this blog, which will be launched by the end of this summer! So, all my Dutch foodies: you can keep   Read More ...

My mother is a yu korsou, which has the caring meaning that she is a child of Curaçao. This is the used classification for people born on the island or for people who’s family comes from it. In my opinion no matter what colour. As a child I visited the   Read More ...

Did you know that the food thrown away in Europe and North America would be enough to feed all the hungry people in the world three times over? Now that Christmas is approaching, I can’t help but think of the hungry when I see the abundance of food in supermarkets.   Read More ...

Freshly caught octopus hanging out to dry in the sun – Naoussa, Paros. A couple of months ago I had the pleasure to travel to the beautiful Cyclades islands which are found southeast underneath the Greek mainland. I was very excited to taste local dishes and look for authentic venues   Read More ...

She is known for her infectious smile and joyful character. Little did I know that Shirley held a precious token as a memory of her deceased mother. I was so touched to read her story about how certain food brings back memories of her mother and her childhood with her.   Read More ...