Cookbook of the Month


    Yvestown Kookt, my new book, has made it to cookbook of the month August in The Netherlands and Belgium. This is quite a big honer. What does this entitle? The book will be for sale and on display in quality (cook)book stores throughout Belgium and The Netherlands during the month of August. Initially it’s supposed that I’ll do a couple of signing sessions but I personally don’t like to do them. I find it so embarrassing to sit at a table and wait for people to show up and get their book signed.

    For now I’m just chuffed.

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    Quick Tiramisu

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    Poppies Galore

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