The dishes of surprising recipes
Many of the recipes on surprising recipes are presented on typical stylish plates with a black stripe. This is the On-Line collection by Royal Boch designed by the Antwerp architect bOb Van Reeth (see below). I am a big fan of the sleek design, ingenious in its simplicity. This is exactly the way I like to cook: simple and surprising
You can find everything on the internet. But the On-Line collection is a big exception. A single photo on Pinterest, and an article from 2009 in trends (a Belgian magazine), that was about it. If you don’t find it, create it. I decided to make a “fan page” myself.
Royal Boch is a Belgian manufacturer of pottery (“faience”) with a tradition going back to 1841. The company had a number of up and downs in its long history, resulting in a restart in 2009. Here you can find more information:
- Homepage Royal Boch
- I also published pictures of the collection in an iCloud shared album.
The On-line collection based on the design of the Antwerp architect Bob Van Reeth was a stylish exception in the company’s more classic designs. The goal was to appeal to a new and younger audience with this minimalist design. Based on the information I found, I suspect that this has been a limited success. Perhaps this can be a new start here 😉
Probably I bought the collection back in 2006, according to the price list that you can see below. Now that I see the prices I am quite surprised. The collection was quite expensive and meanwhile for sure collectors items 😉
If you want information about this collection, have information yourself or know where any missing parts can be found (I don’t have the complete collection), can always contact me. It will be a pleasure for me to complete this page and offer any further information on this collection.
Bob Van Reeth
The design for the On-line collection comes from the Antwerp architect Bob Van Reeth. He usually works under the artist name bOb Van Reeth. In 1981 he founded the AWG architects group with a number of colleagues. Among his best-known works are the “Huis Van Roosmalen” and the “Zuiderterras“, with which he initiated a modernisation of the skyline on the Scheldt in Antwerp. His design for the Royal Boch dinnerware was a one-off but very interesting project.
Some of my favourite recipes presented on the On-Line collection of Royal Boch:
- Pistacchio chocolate banana sushi
- Fiskasupa, Icelandic fish soup
- Vegetable finger pasta curry
- Bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts
- Tagliatelle with chicken, zucchini and buffel mozzarella
- Minestrone meal soup
- potato egg salad
- Linguini alla puttanesca
- American ricotta lemon pancakes with buttermilk
- Dutch mini buckwheat pancakes with banana and blueberries