Denise Villerius (coordinator masters admissions at Maastricht University) and Margot Krijnen (a freelance editor) have been keen on food all their lives. They love to eat, but they also take great pleasure in preparing nice meals for their families and friends. Denise Villerius worked with foreign students for several years. They often asked her about local products and recipes and expressed their lack of knowledge about Dutch food. Margot Krijnen lived abroad and personally experienced the need for good information about finding and preparing local products.
One of the first things Denise and Margot do when they are abroad is visit the local market or supermarket to explore what is available. That inspired them to start a weekly blog on Observant online, where they will present a typically Dutch recipe, explain local customs and products, and describe the Dutch way of cooking.