Joël Broekaert: The secret of a bowl of chips

Joël Broekaert: The secret of a bowl of chips

If you put a slice of pizza in the blender and take a bite, no one will say “this tastes like pizza.” That’s not how taste experience works. How do you give chips the taste of pizza, Patatje Joppie or one of the many other flavors you will find on the shelf? In this very first episode of Cheers! culinary journalist and restaurant critic from NRC, Joël Broekaert, takes you into the world of crisps. From a visit to the potato chip factory to the theory of taste and aromas, the secrets of a bowl of chips are uncovered. And there is a live tasting. Will you try it?

About NRC Cheers!

The best parties are the ones where you meet people who enlarge your world, where conversations grab you, and from which you go home enriched – perhaps in a light alcohol high, but above all surprised, wiser, and inspired.

Out of necessity we have to keep our distance and we can’t meet physically, so we just bring our columnists and editors to you via headphones. From Saturday 26 September, every day for a week, a story by Robbert Dijkgraaf, Ellen Deckwitz, Joël Broekaert, Marcel van Roosmalen, Arjen van Veelen, Beatrice de Graaf and Lotfi El Hamidi. Welcome to Proost!

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NRC Cheers! appears every day for a week. Saturday 26 September we will kick off the seven-part series. Every day at 5 a.m., the new episode will be available on our website, in the app – where you can listen to the podcast right away – and on various podcast platforms. So you don’t have to be a subscriber to listen to the podcast.

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Joel Broekaert
René Moerland
Concept and production
Marjon Op de Woerd
Directing and editing
Elianne Meijer
Sound post-processing and mastering
Arno Peeters
Final editing
Anne Moraal