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Dutch Recipes


The cuisine in the Netherlands, generally takes advantage of local agricultural produce, as well as fish and seafood. Beef, chicken and pork are all popular, and there are many dishes based around these.

For more than 250 years, the Netherlands ruled over the Dutch East Indies (Dutch: Nederlands-IndiŽ) - which has since become the independent state of Indonesia - and this colonial past has left its mark in Dutch cuisine. Indonesian food is very popular in the Netherlands, and even "Chinese" restaurants generally offer some Indonesian dishes. Furthermore some Indonesian dishes, such as nasi goreng (fried rice with spices and meat - usually chicken or pork) have been adopted as Dutch too. There are even some dishes, such as Spekkoek, a type of spicy pastry dessert, which combine Dutch and Indonesian influences.

Traditionally, Dutch dinners consist of a single course containing potatoes, vegetables, meat and gravy, or a stew, known in Dutch as "stamppot" (plural: stamppotten), where potatoes and vegetables have been mixed. Some popular Dutch dishes include:
  • Boerenkoolstamppot - A stew made with potato and kale. It is served with gravy and rookwurst (a Dutch spicy sausage with a smoked flavor).

  • Hete bliksem - Boiled potatoes and green apples, with syrup (Dutch: stroop), or "speck" (juniper-flavored dry-cured ham).

  • Hutspot - A vegetable stew made with both boiled and mashed potato, as well as carrots and onions.

  • Stamppot rauwe andijvie - Raw endive (a variant of chicory) mashed into potatoes, and served with diced and fried "speck" (juniper-flavored dry-cured ham).

  • Zuurkoolstamppot - Mashed potatoes with sauerkraut (pickled cabbage). This dish is normally served with bacon or sauced, and sometimes, to add an exotic flavor, curry power, pineapple or raisins may be added.
Some other popular Dutch dishes include:
  • Balkenbrij - Balkenbrij is a liverwurst (Dutch: leverworst) sausage - a pork sausage containing just enough pork liver to have that distinctive liver taste - that comes in "loaves". It is cut into thick slices approximately ½ (1 centimeter thick), and the slices are then fried.

  • Spekdik - Savory pancakes with bacon.

  • Wentelteefjes - French toast.
Some popular Dutch desserts include:
  • Appeltaart - The Dutch of apple pie. It is usually flavored with cinnamon, lemon and raisins, and has a distinctive top made from a lattice of pastry strips.

  • Krentjebrij - A porridge-like dessert with berries that is eaten cold.

  • Rijstebrij - Rice pudding.

  • Stroopwafel - Two round waffle-like wafers, with a layer of caramel filling inbetween them.

    Stroopwafel

  • Spekkoek - This pastry combines Dutch and Indonesian influences. It is made from many layers of pastry, and has a unique spicy flavor.

  • Oliebollen - The Dutch version of donuts. Dough is simply deep-fried, allow to cool (during which time it rises), and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Oliebollen are often available at fun fairs, but are particularly eaten between Christmas and New Year.
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Recipes from My Dutch Kitchen: Explore the unique and delicious cuisine of the Netherlands with over 350 photographs

By Janny de Moor

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Hardcover (160 pages)

Recipes from My Dutch Kitchen: Explore the unique and delicious cuisine of the Netherlands with over 350 photographs
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India has long been known as the spice center of the world. This inspirational collection of recipes shows just how easy it is to make delicious and authentic curries at home, with dishes from Kashmir and the Punjab to Gujarat, Goa and Bengal. With everything you need to know about making curries and the stages all photographed step by step, success is guaranteed.

150 Dutch & Belgian Recipes: Discover The Authentic Tastes Of Two Classic Cuisines

By Janny de Moor

Lorenz Books
Released: 2018-02-06
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150 Dutch & Belgian Recipes: Discover The Authentic Tastes Of Two Classic Cuisines
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Not just moules-frites and waffles, an inspirational cookbook on northern Europe, lusciously photographed throughout.

24 Delicious Dutch Recipes: Try out the Taste of the Netherlands in the Comfort of your own Kitchen (Cooking with The Polymath Book 1)

By Karst-Jacob Braams

The Polymath
Released: 2015-08-01
Kindle Edition

24 Delicious Dutch Recipes: Try out the Taste of the Netherlands in the Comfort of your own Kitchen (Cooking with The Polymath Book 1)
 
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Though it might not seem like much, the Dutch cuisine surely has some nice and tasty dishes to offer. We've collected some of our favorite Dutch recipes for you. Main dishes, side dishes and desserts. For instance:

A selection of mash pots
Beef stew
Various porridges
Snert (pea soup)
Pepernoten

and more!

We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do, and have as much fun making them as well!

This book is brought to you by The Polymath. The Polymath is an online platform for lifestyle design. You can find this book and others on our website: www.thepolymath.net/kindle-books

Cheers,

The Polymath team

Van Gogh's Table at the Auberge Ravoux: Recipes From the Artist's Last Home and Paintings of Cafe Life

By Alexandra Leaf

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Van Gogh s Table at the Auberge Ravoux: Recipes From the Artist s Last Home and Paintings of Cafe Life
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At the Auberge Ravoux, in a tiny artists' village twenty miles from Paris, Postimpressionist painter Vincent van Gogh found a measure of peace in an otherwise ill-starred life. In what would be his last home, he enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow artists and an unparalleled burst of creativity.

The auberge still operates today as the Maison de Van Gogh. Little has changed since Van Gogh set down his bags more than a century ago, and visitors to its cafT are treated to the same regional cuisine that he dined upon.

Here is an intimate view into Van Gogh's world, as stirring as sharing poulet and pommes sautTes with the artist himself. Written by one of America's foremost culinary historians, with Dr. Fred Leeman, the former chief curator of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and including an introduction by the auberge's proprietor, this unique cookbook/art book explores life in the artists' cafT, with traditional recipes ranging from the hearty to the refined. Letters, engravings, postcards, and a selection of Van Gogh's paintings transport the reader to the turn of the century.

The Art of Dutch Cooking

By C. Countess Van Limburg Stirum

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This volume of 200 recipes offers a complete cross-section of Dutch home cooking. A whole chapter is devoted to the Dutch Christmas, with recipes for unique cookies and sweets that are a traditional part of the festivities.

Dutch Cooking: Traditions, Ingredients, Tastes & Techniques

By Janny de Moor

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