Reviews, recommendations & recipes

With more than 300 food and drink businesses in Zwolle, this beautiful Hanseatic city caters to a wide range of culinary tastes. Independent cafes to international restaurant chains; award-winning coffee to inventive cocktails; light bites to Michelin-star dinners… Zwolle really has it all. De Engelse buurvrouw is here to give honest reviews of food and drink experiences in Zwolle and to share easy, delicious, cook-at-home recipes.


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Recipe: Chorizo Mac & Cheese

A twist on a comfort food classic with the addition of chorizo and spinach.

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Review: Surf & Turf at Villa Suikerberg

A review of the 3-course surf & turf evening at Villa Suikerberg – a series of 4 events held in July/August 2020.

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5 of the best food shows to watch on Netflix

Beautiful food, stunning locations, cooking competitions and more in my selection of the best food shows to watch on Netflix.

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An Englishwoman who has lived in the Netherlands since 2017, I created De Engelse buurvrouw to feature food & drink reviews, recommendations & recipes. To find out more about me, click here.

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