The Amsterdam canals – Light Festival 2015

Eaters manifesto initially started as an Instagram feed in which my wife collected photos of dishes I had cooked her over the years. I myself had for some time also been taking iPhone shots of inspiring restaurant plates, and it seemed fun to try to combine the two into a gallery of fine dining. At that point it was mostly as a record for ourselves, with little real thought being given that anyone else would be much interested.

“I became fascinated with the multiple new opportunities to learn about unfamiliar disciplines, all of which were fundamentally connected to the act of sharing good food”

What started as a way of simply documenting what was already happening (eating well), soon however morphed into something more substantial. Every element of the process behind each photo (sourcing ingredients, coming up with recipes, cooking, food photography, writing, interacting with like-minded souls on social media, and now website design), each threatened to become almost a standalone hobby in themselves. I became fascinated with the sudden multiple new opportunities to learn about unfamiliar disciplines, all of which were fundamentally connected to the act of sharing good food.

Together, the sum of the parts continue to morph into a full creative expression of the myriad joys to that can be extracted from the simple desire to eat well. This blog is merely another step in the same direction, and one which also specifically gives an outlet for writing – something which I’ve quietly craved for years.


Amsterdam, January 2017

About the Author:

Suresh was born and grew up in north London where he spent the majority of his life before moving to The Netherlands in 2011. He now lives in Amsterdam together with his wife, daughter, and an unruly Dalmatian. When not obsessing about food, he works as a fund manager.


My daughter Sophia, age 4, at her first Michelin restaurant, in Prague

The name of the blog was inspired by the subtitle of one the many extraordinary books by the food writer Michael Pollan, whose work has been a true inspiration over the years. Whilst the style of cooking  explored in this blog is quite remote from that found in his writing, I believe there are many parallels in the underlying philosophy towards food and in the journey in (re)learning to eat better. That doctrine is significantly more eloquently expounded in his work than mine.


  1. I like it 🙂 Great dish to start out with in the recipes section as well. Can’t wait to try it some evening! My boys might get a kick out of making this with me! The little one especially loves to cook.
    Happy to be following along 🙂


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  2. Ingo Hettig says

    Dear Suresh,
    Today I enjoyed to read through your new food blog at the web. I am really impressed how much passion you put into this great blog! We are knowing each other since about 9 month from our Instagram blogs. It is a pleasure to follow your way in the global food-lovers scene. I do admire your very professional “fine dining at home” dishes every day. So far, I couldn’t taste your dishes 🙂 If they taste like they look….they will taste amazing. For sure, your dishes are on Michelin star level! Chappeau and congrats!
    Culinary regards,

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  3. Dear Suresh,

    I love your philosophy of life, your plating style, you eloquence and your humility. A true inspiration to all foodies!

    Keep up the good work!
    So happy to have found you on Instagram.

    Thank you for keeping it real
    Gregory SJ

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  4. John Scott says

    Dear Suresh,

    A bit of websurfing on Le Cinq has brought me here. A serendipitous find. Could not be happier.

    Thank you so much for the beautiful photos!


    p.s. If you don’t mind, could you share with us what camera you use? Thanks!

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