This has been one of those posts that has been lurking around, too big to write and publish quickly, but too good a memory for me not to. I was in Amsterdam for a weekend in June after meeting my friend Sam at Colombia Road Flower Market. Needless to say we instantly hit it off, and before long there were exchanges of all sorts and for me an invitation to come over to Amsterdam. Curiously enough, Amsterdam had never been on my cultural radar - but I knew I had make the effort to visit it, as it, like most European cities is always well worth a visit.
To say that I fell in love with Amsterdam, is an understatement - of all the cities in Europe I could live in, Amsterdam (besides London & Paris) is it. So, rather than me rattle on about the city, it's relaxed and slightly louche lifestyle, the canals, the boats or the hashish, I will stay focused on the food, in particular a rather fabulous meal that made for Sam and her friends, and the wonderful organic food market where we spent the day gathering produce.