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Designer Eats – The Netherlands Part I: Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Amsterdam

The thing is, I not only enjoy writing about what I do and what I cook, but I also love it when people I find very special write about what they cook and experience. One of the long-term goals of this blog is to make it a community where great people from different backgrounds share their cooking, travel, and lifestyle. So imagine the smile on my face when I got an email from Maria, our designer cook here on breadonbutter, telling me about her experience in two restaurants she visited in the Netherlands. She tells the story like any foodie would: with passion.

Here is part one of her experience with restaurants during her trip, and it takes place at Fifteen. I won’t say more and leave the floor to Maria.

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During my trip to the Netherlands last March, one of the main activities was to try a couple of restaurants!

One of them was the Fifteen restaurant founded by the famous Chef Jamie Oliver! If you’ve never heard of him, that’s his website: www.jamieoliver.com/

It took my sister and I a while to reach the place since it is not located in Central Amsterdam, but a few stops away from the Central Station, in a calm and new residential neighborhood. It was windy and dark, with just a few people walking through. But after quite some efforts we reached our destination, very discreet I must say!

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As we entered the place, we were greeted by friendly staff who took off our coats and seated us. We had a nice view on the kitchen, as well as on the Red ‘Fifteen’ graffiti that covers a long wall and the bar. It is a big restaurant, beautifully designed to make the customer rapidly feel at ease.

We got the menu along with delicious and crispy, yet soft bread and almost melting butter (Lynn, this is for you, I literally had butter with bread) and the waiter informed us about the options we had to chose from. There was a formula that consisted of 3, 4 or 5 dishes or we could freely select dishes à la carte from the Evening Menu.

We tried to guess why the restaurant’s name is Fifteen and concluded that it highlights the 15 items on the menu. Yes, we counted them!

Here are a couple of pictures I took with my phone. The plates looked better in reality, of course, they were actually very well-designed and the temperature was just right!

Overall, it was a nice experience. The service was slightly slow when it came to the main dish I must say and my only regret is that I did not manage to have any dessert as I was so full! I added it to my list for next time!

What we had from the menu:

Roasted and marinated vegetables / Dutch cheeses / cured meats

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Kataifi 

kataifi

Caramelized salsify / truffle / ‘messenklever’ / cauliflower in ‘beurre noisette’

Rose baked round of beef 

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Apple compote / ‘taste tartin’ van chicory                          

The kataifi looks so tempting. Thanks Maria! 🙂

Has anyone been to one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants?


About Maria

As a conceptual designer and thinker, I always strive to develop ideas based on an original and unconventional approach.With a professional training in Product Design and Interior & Living Design, 
my practice has evolved throughout the past years by focusing on products, spaces and user experience design. This led me to develop a passion for interactive media and communication strategies, often influencing my teaching at the Lebanese American University.

When I found myself alone in Italy, I had to cook to survive and that’s how my love for cooking was born! 🙂

I perceive cooking as a meditation tool, but find satisfaction only after sharing the tasting experience with friends! Yes, my food is yummy and you should try it!

I like to explore cooking with colors, textures, forms and emotions, I mix them up intuitively so it’s always hard to write an accurate recipe with exact quantities! What matters though is the look (for dreaming)… then the taste (for feeling)!

Happy eating!

You can follow her on twitter and instagram (both accounts are @mariawanted).

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: Fresh Salad Choices

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood’s picks are all about salads! Protein, greens, or healthy grains, it’s your choice! Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s Fresh Salad Picks

Casper and Gambini’s – Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @casperandgambinis

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Dawawine – Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon

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Garden State – Sin el fil, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @gardenstatebeirut

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What’s your favorite salad in Beirut?

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: Fruity Meals

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood’s picks are all fruity and refreshing! Drinks and snacks full of fruits are back with the sunshine. Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s Fruity Picks

Diwan el Sultan – Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @aldiwanbeirut

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La fraise fontaine #strawberry #fraise #diwanelsultan#beirut

Passion Juice by Beit Moussalem – Beirut, Lebanon

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On the Go #Fresh #Watermelon #Juice#beitmoussallem #Fruits #Cocktails #Beirut #Ashrafieh#Fadsfood

Any beach or small market shop during summer 😉 – Beirut, Lebanon

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#ice #Stick #IceStick #Lemon #Fruits #Vintage#Forever #Beirut #Sun

What’s you favorite fruit? And where do you satisfy your fruit cravings? 😉 

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Travel Checklist of a Global Citizen – A Drifter’s Packing Philosophy

My Global citizen friend Max (whom I introduced once here) has done us the honor today of sharing his philosophy and way of packing. Basically, he tells us how to detach from your life and travel light and free. Enjoy reading a global citizen’s travel checklist 🙂 Continue Reading “Travel Checklist of a Global Citizen – A Drifter’s Packing Philosophy”

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: Going Light Before Sunbathing Season

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood’s picks are all light and healthy choices you can pick at restaurants not to ruin your diet before the Summer.  Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s Light Picks

Margherita Pizzeria – Saifi, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @margheritapizzeria

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#bresaola #rocca with #parmigiano #slices at @margheritapizzeria #saifi #beirut #downtown #food #fadsfood #margueritapizzeria #lebanesefoodies

L’avenue du Parc – Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon

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Huge #Grilled #Salmon at #LAvenueDuParc #Beirut #Food #Fadsfood

Orient Express – Badaro, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @orientexpressbeirut

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What a #tasty #salad.. At @orientexpressbeirut #Spinach #BlueCheese #Walnut #MustTry #Food #fadsfood #orientexpress #Beirut

Anyone else trying to keep their meals light lately? 😉

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: It’s Burger O’Clock!

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood’s picks are here to guide you through 3 cool places to have a yummy burger in Beirut.  Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s Burger Picks

Smoking Bun – Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @smokingbun

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One of the best #Burgers for less than 10$ #Smoking#Bun #Burger #Beirut #Tasty #Meat #Medium #Fries#fadsfood #fastfood #Streetfood #SmokingBun

Captain Davis – Sin el Fil, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @captaindavis14

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#Again #CaptainDavis #burger #monster#swisscheese #crispyfries #Lunchbreak #Friday#Sinelfil #Soft #Tasty #Clean #Beirut #fadsfood #food@captaindavis14

Roadster Diner – Lebanon – Instagram: @roadsterdiner

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#CheeseAtHeart #Burger #Chips #Cheese #Roadster#nofilter @roadsterdiner

We’d love to know more about your burger choices! Where do you go for a nice juicy burger?

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: Sweet Tooth

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood’s picks are tempting for all the sweet tooth out there. Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s Sweet Picks

Bergerac, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon

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Le #Cannelé façon #Bergerac with #Vanilla #IceCream#Dessert #Excellent #Taste #BergeracBeyrouth#French #Restaurant #Beirut #Fadsfood

Le Montagnou, Faraya, Lebanon – Instagram: @le_montagnou

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A #Lost #Bread at #Montagnou #Faraya #Food#Fadsfood #Beirut #Lebanon #Dessert #PainPerdu#LostBread @le_montagnou

Le Metropole – Brasserie, Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon 

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#Afternoon #Dessert at #Metropole #Brasserie#Beirut #PainPerdu #Fondant #Chocolat#FondantauChocolat #Fruits #Rouges #GrandeGaufre#Gaufre #Waffle #food #fadsfood

Who’s up for dessert? 😉

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: Sandwiched

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood’s picks are all about three different cultural ways of making a sandwich: Mexican, American and Lebanese. Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s Sandwich Picks

Pacifico, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon

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New #Pacifico same old amazing #Taste of#Quesadillas #Beef #Chicken #Guacamole#SourCream #Monot #Achrafieh #Beirut

Captain Davis, Sin el Fil, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @captaindavis14

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Asian beef at #CaptainDavis #Beirut #Tasty #Juicy#MustTry

Spin the Hen, Saifi, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @spinthehen

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Spin the hen #Beirut #OnTheGo #NotBad#CoolDesign #Food #Fadsfood #Sandwich

What are your weekend plans? 😉 

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: Bowls of Tastiness

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood’s picks are from 3 different cuisines. What they have in common is that they’re all in bowls, ready to be shared and contain loads of flavors. Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s Yummy picks:

Casino Arabi – Zahle, Lebanon

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#Hommos #Arabi #BigSize #Traditional #Generous#Zahle #Berdawni #Lebanesefood #Livelovelebanon

 Homemade Camembert – Recipe on this link

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#Baked #Camembert with #Herbs and #Olive #Oilserved with #Crostinis and #RedGrapes #VeryTasty#Lunch by @breadonbutter_ #Recipe #Blog #Beirut#Ashrafieh #Lebanon #Food

Onno Bistro – Badaro and Bourj Hammoud, Beirut, Lebanon

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New #Onno #Restaurant in #Badaro #Armenian #Food#Excellent #Mante #Beirut #Fadsfood

Which one do you prefer?

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: The Authentic Lebanese Food

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood’s picks make us long for warm weather and Lebanese food on warm sunny days. They’re traditional and delicious. Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s Lebanese picks:

Sporting Club – Rawche, Beirut, Lebanon

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#Vintage #Sunday #Lunch #Sporting #Beirut#Lebanon #lebanesefood #Fish

JOZ Lebanese Diner – Rawche, Beirut, Lebanon – Instagram: @jozlebanesediner

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Excellent #taste #Shawarma #Meat #hommos #fries#salad #Joz #Lebanese #Diner #JozLebaneseDiner#Antelias #Fresh #Beirut #Lebanon #Food #Fadsfood

Mhanna Zahle – Zahle, Lebanon

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#Tomato #Garlic #Sumac is a must on every#lebanesefood table #Mhanna #Zahle #Lebanon#livelovelebanon

Click HERE to follow our foodie and travel journey on INSTAGRAM @breadonbutter_ 🙂

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Fadsfood’s Adventures Weekly Picks: The Flavorsome and The Snug

Never eat alone. Always share what you eat. There is no bigger pleasure in life than giving.

– Fadsfood

This week, Fadsfood’s picks will make you want to snuggle under a blanket and eat the night away. They are warm and traditional, yet full of flavorsome quirks. Check it out and follow him on instagram for mouthwatering pictures and food inspiration: @fadsfood.

Here are this week’s picks:

Kettle Chips at Shoppers Supermarket – Rawche, Beirut – Instagram: @shopperssupermarket

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#Kettle #Chips #All #Tastes At @shopperssupermarket#Beirut #Special #Food #ParallelMarket #Fadsfood

Batchig – Zalka, Beirut – Instagram: @instabatchig

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Must Try #Suberek #Batching #Mayring #Beirut#fadsfood @instabatchig

Chez Charles – Zahle, Lebanon 

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Filet de Saumon Grillé #ChezCharles #Restaurant#Excellent #Taste #MustTry #Grilled #Salmon #Wine#fadsfood #Zahle #Lebanon

Thoughts? 😉

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Designer Cooks: Hot Chocolate Three Ways

Our beloved Designer Maria is back with her super easy and delicious recipes. Today, not only do we get one hot chocolate recipe, but three different kinds! I’ve been checking the weather and it looks like some rain is coming our way, so these recipes come just in time. Here goes:

Hot Chocolate Recipe number 1: Kinder and dark chocolate

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Ingredients (for 3 persons):
  • 30 g Dark chocolate
  • 2 1/2 mugs of milk (if you like it lighter,use skimmed milk)
  •  1/2 mugs of water
  • 3 Kinder tablets
  • Cinnamon powder, to taste
How to make it:
  1. Place the milk, water and dark chocolate on medium fire
  2. Add the kinder and cinnamon and heat until the kinder melts
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Hot Chocolate Recipe number 2: For when your throat hurts and you feel sick.

Ingredients (for 2 persons):

  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ skimmed milk
  • 100 g of chocolate
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp nutella
  • 0.5 tsp butter (optional)
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder

How to make it:

  • Boil all the ingredients together and serve!

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Hot Chocolate Recipe number 3: Also for a sore throat

Ingredients (for 2 persons):

  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup skimmed milk
  • 5 lindt milk chocolate balls
  • 1 tsp honey
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder

How to make it:

  • Boil all ingredients together and serve!
 You may serve with marshmallows on a rainy night!
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And there you go!

Which one will you be making? 🙂

About Maria

As a conceptual designer and thinker, I always strive to develop ideas based on an original and unconventional approach.With a professional training in Product Design and Interior & Living Design, 
my practice has evolved throughout the past years by focusing on products, spaces and user experience design. This led me to develop a passion for interactive media and communication strategies, often influencing my teaching at the Lebanese American University.

When I found myself alone in Italy, I had to cook to survive and that’s how my love for cooking was born! 🙂

I perceive cooking as a meditation tool, but find satisfaction only after sharing the tasting experience with friends! Yes, my food is yummy and you should try it!

I like to explore cooking with colors, textures, forms and emotions, I mix them up intuitively so it’s always hard to write an accurate recipe with exact quantities! What matters though is the look (for dreaming)… then the taste (for feeling)!

Happy eating!

You can follow her on twitter and instagram (both accounts are @mariawanted).

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