Ton Huijink was born on May 5th, 1951 in Terborg, a small city in the Netherlands. In the year 1951, the war had been over for a few years and songs like ”Ziede gij me gere” were playing on the radio. ”The general area I was born in, is known as ‘De Achterhoek’. Both my parents are from that same region. One of them was also born in Terborg, and the other in Etten, a town bordering on Terborg. [Read more…]
Most people enjoy a sweet taste and for that reason, a lot of our food products contain an ingredient that enhances the sweetness or adds this taste. The obvious ingredients that most of us recognize as sweeteners are table sugar, honey, maple syrup and for instance agave nectar. [Read more…]
On a lot of products you read ‘no added sugar.’ Does that mean the product is sugar-free or does that mean that the amount of sugar in the product is just minuscule? The answer to this question varies per product but is very easy to find when you know where to look. [Read more…]
All of us that have a sweet tooth, we have to face it; the things we love so much will never be as healthy for us as vegetables or fruits are. That does not mean you should live on a diet of carrots and blueberries alone. There might be room for improvement, though, especially when it comes to the things we indulge with! Having the intention to make healthy food choices is great. Making sure your diet contains everything you need and not a lot of what you don’t need, is much more challenging. The first thing to look for when trying to make your recipes healthier is the nutritional value of your ingredients.
We hear calorie; we think food. But is that justified? Are calories only used to indicate how much energy can be accredited to a certain food product or are calories also useful in other ways? And maybe a question that is even more important, what exactly is a calorie? [Read more…]
For recipes flavored with vanilla, the best flavor experience will be achieved by using vanilla pods. Using vanilla extract is cheaper and a bit more convenient when preparing your desserts or baked goods, but once you try using real vanilla pods, you will appreciate the difference. [Read more…]
You are at a party, drinking some wine or beer. You have some crackers with cheese, maybe eating some chips. You are social, talking to people you do not know, and you are trying to find out a little bit more about them. [Read more…]
Consuming diet products will give me diabetes! Fried food is cancer in a meal-shape disguise! MSG (monosodium glutamate) causes Alzheimer’s! Gluten rich foods are the cause of obesity! Sugar killed my relative! Food coloring and other additives in my kid’s food gave them ADHD… [Read more…]