Monday, June 11, 2012

About me

Hi! I'm Ellen, a 28-year-old single girl living in Amsterdam.

I'm currently unemployed, which means I can't do what I love: traveling the world. Not being able to afford a trip this year made me realize two things. First of all, how incredibly lucky I've been to be able to travel so much
over the last couple of years. And second of all how much I miss the excitement of exploring new worlds, meeting loads of people and doing all kinds of new fun crazy things.

Around the world in 80 dishes - cooking blog
Some of the best food I ever had was this noodle soup in Chiang Mai, Thailand

One of my favorite things about traveling is trying as many kinds of new foods as possible. Two days ago my best friend went off to Bali for a month. Even though I'm really happy for her, it started me thinking of how jealous I am of all the amazing food she'll be eating over there. That's when it struck me: there's no reason why I can't have the same experience!

1. I have a kitchen,
2. I know how to cook and
3. I’ve got access to an internet full of recipes!

Et voila! I can travel the world from my kitchen!

That's why I decided to to start this project: Around the world in 80 dishes!

Over the next months I'm going to cook 80 recipes from all over the world. I'll keep them as authentic, simple, and delicious as possible. I want to cook well known recipes, but also hope to find some hidden gems.

You can follow my culinary journey on this blog, and travel along if you like!

To keep updated you can like my facebook page, follow me on twitter, or on bloglovin

Bon Voyage!

around the world in 80 dishes
Pretzels bigger then my face.. in NYC

ps. If you have any suggestions for recipes or dishes your think I should make, they are very welcome so please comment below!


  1. Wat een goed idee! Anneke

  2. Another funfact: Ellen's cooking is absolutely flawless!
    It is sooooooooooooooo good. You can test new dishes on me anytime El! :P


    1. Hahaha absolutely flawless! I guess I hide my cooking flaws well :-).. I'll do a special turkish episode for you and off course you are welcome to be my guinea pig any time XX

  3. Geweldig Ellen! Leuk geschreven; krijg honger....... Ga je volgen en al dat lekkers maken. Josianne

  4. Oh goed bezig EL! I love it! xx EL

    1. erg cool dit!, maar kan je ook mojito's maken...:-).X F.

    2. haha :-) Mojitos! goed idee voor een cubaanse aflevering!

  5. Hi Ellen,
    Er stonden meteen al een paar recepten bij die ik heerlijk vind maar zelf nooit gemaakt heb, ga je volgen `ellen!
    o.a. die spaanse tortilla en de griekse spinazie hapjes!

    1. Hoi Marjan,

      Wat leuk :-)! Ik hoop dat je het lekker vind!



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