Hello, my name is Yanick Vierendeels, I’m a 43 year old entrepreneur from Brussels (from Asse actually, but that’s close enough). I live in Brussels together with my lovely wife Layla. We are both passionate about food/cooking as it has always been a great retreat for our daily occupations. We always enjoy food as a means to start any kind of conversation and enjoy the company of others, in any town or any country. Food is memories.
I’ve been cooking daily for over a decade now, spending a lot of my free time on it. I started my chef’s diploma @ COOVI in January 2015. This adventure brought me even closer to the heart of cooking. I’ll be sharing some of my preferred recipe’s now and then. I hope you like them. For me it's all about taste. That doesn't mean there won't be any attention paid to plating once in a while, but for me what you see is what you get, ready to eat. No trickery or foolery in faking or post production.
I try to keep things short and to the point. You'll learn recipes, techniques, components, ingredients, pairings and learn how to make variations.
Due to some occupational hazard I get to visit quite a few restaurants now and then. I also would like to share this with the online community, for travellers, expats, anybody who wants to know why we can be proud of our little nation’s chefs ... and beyond!
All the pictures are taken with a Nikon D800 or a Leica Q. When food tastes great, it also has to look great!
yours truly, Yanick Vierendeels