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Read me in En Route!

En Route MagazineGreat news! As of this month, you can read me in France magazine En Route! I recently joined the magazine as a food columnist, something which gives me great pleasure to announce. I have been reading En Route for a while now and thoroughly enjoy it every time anew. It has a wonderful mix of interesting features, travel articles, columns and news on what Francophiles like myself should not miss (everything from concerts to books).

Tomato Soup

Tomato soupSundays are usually workdays for me. Especially around the time that DUTCH goes to print. Do I mind? Not one bit. As a child, I made my own magazines. The covers were usually made from boxes of crackers that I would tear open, cover with with paper and design myself. Of course, I also wrote all the contents. Even an editor’s letter. These ‘magazines’ soon became little storybooks.
I grew up and considered a few other career paths — fashion designer (I was the fashion editor of my high school newspaper), pyschologist (studied that for two years even) and art historian (I graduated from Leiden University with a degree in Dutch art history from the Golden Age). I was convinced I would end up either teaching or working at a museum. Well, I did teach for a few years, but ultimately, I decided to look at my life and get real. I knew I wanted to be a writer and work in the world of media. But who makes a living as a writer these days? I am happy to say that I do. Working on Sundays is therefore not an issue.
Especially when I have easy recipes such as this one up my sleeve.