Food writer and photographer Ingrid Hofstra grew up playing on her grandparents’ dairy farm, hiding in the haystacks, picking berries and drinking raw milk straight from the cows. Each week, her grandad would come over with the latest harvest from his vegetable garden. “This was just a way of life for me,” says Ingrid. “It didn’t feel like something special back then, but as I grow older, I’ve started to realize how lucky I was.”
Ingrid eventually became a news journalist, but when irregular work hours prompted her to focus on what she was eating and drinking, she rediscovered a love for food. She bought a camera and started snapping.
Ingrid’s name now regularly appears in the pages of ELLE Eten, Harper’s Bazaar and SUITCASE Magazine. Her love of food has taken her around the world, from dining with local coconut farmers in Sri Lanka to foraging with a Michelin-rated chef in the Faroe Islands.
Here, she shares a few of her recent favourites found in Amsterdam.