I am Monica Abdoel and Author. I write about food ’n stuff. In 2014 I published my first book ‘Reizende Sterren’ meaning ’Traveling Stars and Rising Stars’ at the same time in English, with stories and signature dishes of Dutch food truck owners. It is the first book about Dutch food trucks and street food ever published in the Netherlands. The book was reviewed by Anthony Bourdain. Very proud of that!

And now I’m working on my new promising project. Firestarters of Food, Art & Music is a book full of the best street food recipes and sparkling and inspiring stories of food truck operators, chefs, artists and musicians worldwide. Pioneers who have been at the beginning of something great, with an unique and innovative style in the land of food, art & music. People cooking up a storm.

At university I studied communication sciences and journalism. With almost 20 years of experience I worked for many renowned companies and public authorities. My work is always related to food. In 2013 I started my own food writing company. There is nothing better than traveling and writing, so that’s what I do!

Firestarters of Food, Art & Music is made in collaboration with 

Photography by Rinze Vegelien – Todays Brew

Film by Arjen Poort – Todays Brew

Design by Barbara Termorshuizen – Bart Illustration

Editor Annelies Hess-Bosch

Publisher Steven Hond – Uitgeverij Komma