Comments: 5
Murder by Death 3 years ago
The first time I went to The Netherlands, I asked my friend and her husband what typical Dutch food was, and they both said "there isn't any". Aside from poffertjes and bitterballen, I don't think I've ever seen any food considered "Dutch" in any of my visits there (although the food is ALWAYS delicious). I'll have to check this book out, thanks!
Url Phantomhive 3 years ago
You're welcome!
I thinks it's quite funny that although Dutch people are all extremely proud of their Dutch-ness, everyone agrees that there isn't really Dutch food. I believe that there were mostly sweet dishes in the chapter, like the oliebollen and the Haagse hopjes (which, by the way, are really good).
Murder by Death 3 years ago
Ah - I have heard of oliebollen but not yet tried them. Don't think I've ever heard of Haagse hopjes but I'll be in NL next month for 4 weeks, and I'll definitely ask about them. My favorite though, hands down, even though they aren't strictly dutch, are slagroomsoesjes. Best. dessert. ever. :)
Url Phantomhive 3 years ago
I'm not that fond of oliebollen myself, and this isn't the season for it (they are eaten with New Year). If you're going to be in Limburg, you should try the real Limburgse Vlaai (it's a speciality of where I come from :) ) (not the ones with whipping cream, they are not Limburgs even though they are sold that way ;) )
Murder by Death 3 years ago
Just googled it - I'll be staying up near Amsterdam, so I'll miss out. But I'll definitely ask about them when I get there.