About me

Welcome to Nutmeg & Vinegar! I’m so happy you’re here!

I am Maayke, a foodie living in the Netherlands with a passion for history. It all started when my big sister got me an antique cookbook for Christmas and after years of reading, researching and trying recipes Nutmeg & Vinegar finally came to life in 2018.

I love trying recipes from the 17th & 18th-century and finding ways to make them work with modern ingrediënts. When I’m not in the kitchen I’m probably spending time with family and friends or thinking about the recipes I want to make next. 

On my blog, you find my favorite recipes and, will I try recipes that I found in old cookbooks from the middle ages to the roaring ’20s and beyond.

10 Random facts about me!

  1. I can’t live without cheese!
  2. I know almost every line from Disney’s the little mermaid (in Dutch of course)
  3. I am allergic to mosquitoes, but they seem to love me
  4. Countries on my bucket list are Denmark, Ireland, Australia, Canada, and Iceland.
  5. I speak 2 and understand 5 languages.
  6. I don’t like coriander
  7. I love reading. One of my favorite books is House between the tides by Sarah Maine
  8. The inspiration for the name of this blog came from my favorite museum. There is a room filled with the history of spices and wine. I always hated the smell of nutmeg in that room, but it is one of the most used spices in old recipes and therefore perfect for my blog
  9. When I was young I always wanted to be an archaeologist
  10. My favorite movie of all times is The Age of Adaline
Liefs Maayke

PS: I also get a lot of visitors from the Netherlands and Belgium. You can find the Dutch version of Nutmeg & Vinegar here!