The Dutch dine early, with many families eating as early as 5 or 6pm. The meal often consists of meat and two vegetables, or a stamppot
(vegetable mash, consisting of one or more kinds of vegetables, and served with a gravy, rookworst
, a smoked sausage, or another meat). Stews and hearty legume-based soups that are a meal in themselves are very popular too, e.g. brown bean soup
, pea soup and lentil soup. Dinner is often followed by a dessert of fruit, cold custard
or yoghurt and a cup of coffee.