Astrid Lindgren: Kaneelbollen met appel en amandel

‘Her belligerent son looked rather gloomy and she hastened to put some hot chocolate and freshly baked buns in front of him, which Eric liked very much. He had noticed the delicious smell of baking when he came up the stairs, and his mother’s tasty cinnamon buns did at least make life more bearable.’ – […]

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Sylvia Plath: Avocado’s met krab en wasabi

‘Arrayed in the Ladies’ Day banquet table were yellow-green avocado pear halves stuffed with crabmeat and mayonnaise, and platters of rare roast beef and cold chicken, and every so often a cut-glass bowl heaped with black caviar. I hadn’t had time to eat any breakfast at the hotel cafeteria that morning, except for a cup […]

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Felix Timmermans: Rijstpap met kokos en rood fruit

‘En er kwam achtereenvolgens in overvloed: Tarbot met aardappelen, hesp met laboonen, kalfsgebraad met aspergiën, kempische kiekens met salaad, een heel speenvarken, met bril voor de oogskes en appelsien in den snuit, honderd meters worst met witte kool enz. en er werd daarvan gegeten, opgeladen en bijgeschept dat het zweet hen op het voorhoofd stond […]

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Charles Dickens: Smoking bishop

‘A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good fellow, than I have given you, for many a year! I’ll raise your salary, and endeavour to assist your struggling family, and we will discuss your affairs this very afternoon, over a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop, Bob!’ – A Christmas carol, Charles Dickens Eind december, dat is jezelf volsteken […]

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Roald Dahl: Rijke chocoladetaart met oranjebloesem

‘The cook disappeared. Almost at once she was back again staggering under the weight of an enormous round chocolate cake on a china platter. The cake was fully eighteen inches in diameter and it was covered with dark-brown chocolate icing. ‘Put it on the table,’ the Trunchbull said.’ – Matilda, Roald Dahl Roald Dahl zou […]

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