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ABC's Favorite Reads 2014

Our Favorite Reads: Pleun, Martijn, Jilles

It’s time for this blog’s favorite posts of the year: the ABC Staff’s Favorite Reads of 2014! We hope these books, magazines, games, and more will help you start your new literary year with a bang. Pleun: Amsterdam’s Cookbooks, Crafts, …

Gift Ideas for Chefs

Ready or not, the gift-giving season is upon us! Whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or any other opportunity to give presents during the dark days of the winter solstice, we’ve got ideas aplenty. As in previous years, the …

Pleun’s Spotlight on Cookbooks

By Pleun For me, autumn and winter is the time of the year to stand in the kitchen for hours on end and cook up a feast. From pies and cakes to grand lunches and spicy meals. I love to try …

ABC’s Favorite Books of 2010, Part The First

Whew, we made it to December 6th!  Sinterklaas is on his way home to Spain to enjoy his well-deserved rest, which means it must be time for us to start posting our colleagues’ Favorite Reads of the past year.  We …

Top 5 recent thrillers

Pleun picks five recent book from the Amsterdam Crime section for us. 1. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn Probably the best crime novel to come out so far this year. Because of Libby’s testimony 20 years ago her brother Ben was sentenced …