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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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Mushroom Season in the Netherlands Posted by on Nov 6, 2019

Fall is here and we can enjoy the season of mushroom picking or plukken. I have spotted different kinds in parks, fields and in the forest. Yesterday while I was walking my dog Lisa, I found this beautiful fairytale-like mushroom. Perhaps a kaboutertje or gnome was hiding in there! In Dutch, mushrooms are customarily called paddenstoelen or champignon like…

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Dutch Food: Kroketten Recipe Posted by on Feb 21, 2012

broodje kroket

Last week I posted about Maggi Seasoning Sauce and asked for some ideas of what you use the stuff for. I was really impressed with all the suggestions and have even made a list of new things to try it with. One of our readers, Marcus, mentioned: If i make my own Dutch “kroketten” or…

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Let’s Make Oliebollen! Posted by on Dec 15, 2011

The number of days before we ring in the New Year is getting less and less.  So, now is the perfect time for you to get to work practising your Oliebollen making skills.  These round doughnut like food items are made with yeast and deep fried before being covered in powdered sugar and are an…

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Stroopwafel + Cake = Stroopwafelcake!! Posted by on May 21, 2011

Last week I wrote about a very popular food item here in the Netherlands – the stroopwafel.  Judging by the amount of comments and likes that post received, it seems that the stroopwafel is also very popular outside of the Netherlands!  Seeing how delicious so many of you found stroopwafels, I knew I had to…

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Recipe Chicken Curry Posted by on Oct 13, 2010

I know, a meal with chicken, curry and rice does not sound that Dutch, because where are the potatoes? But it is and also one of my personal favorites. So let me tell you how to make this meal yourself. There are more difficult ways and easy ways to do it, so I picked a…

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Dutch Food: What is hutspot? Posted by on Apr 23, 2010

I personally hate the winter: the cold, the countless layers of clothing, the cold, the pale and kranky people, the snow which prevents you from riding your bike normally and again, the cold! But I have to admit there is one good thing about the winter and it’s called hutspot. Hutspot is made out of…

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