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What’s Dutch About The Dutch Oven? Posted by on Oct 2, 2020

While many of the “Dutch” terms that I’ve discussed here on the blog are entirely unrelated to the Dutch, today we have one that actually is! The braadpan (frying pan) made of gietijzer (cast iron) was a Dutch invention that made its way into the early North American colonies. Especially on the trails westwards, it was a popular cooking…

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Recipe: The Oldest Dish in the Netherlands Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

I have lived in the southern-most region of the Netherlands for 6 years now, and I must say that there is one thing I absolutely love about it: zuurvlees! Zuurvlees literally translates to “sour beef,” but it isn’t as bad as the translation would have you believe. In this post, I will tell you a bit of…

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Rainy Days Make me Want to Bake Posted by on Aug 27, 2014

Summer seems to be over in the Netherlands. Most days have been bewolkt and the sun only makes short appearances. The temperatures have also cooled down and an umbrella is a must in my purse. These days have brought out the inner bakker in me. Perhaps its because I’ve been drinking more tea to stay…

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Koken met Klaas Posted by on Dec 19, 2010

I don’t know what the rest of the world looks like, but here in Maastricht there can be no doubt that it is winter.  The snow has been falling faster – quite literally – than they can plow it up, and Dutch rail travelers and road commuters have been experiencing some unnatural delays.  Fortunately, at…

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