im in the cheesecake factory right now (oh, are we lazy! i think we hardly cooked the past weeks (in the netherlands not once); but we did share 1 meal; thats more than enough here). we were just debating whether we should take a coffee or not.... and i voted against because here the coffee, or tea, is invariably without a cookie. whats a coffee without a cookie (or whatever else small and sweet)??
above a picture of the tea i had in a cafe in the center of amsterdam, in the beurs van berlage, a famous monument built between 1896 and 1903 as a commodity exhange, and currently used as a conference venue. the cafe was real pretty, and not only did we get a tasty cookie, also a napkin with a poem by albert verwey, he worked together with the architect berlage and wrote poems for the building. the poem above is about food and laughter, and that this brings you good times (very loosely translated... :)
ah yes, i miss the dutch cookie, among other things.... :)