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What the Dutch Eat for Breakfast, Lunch &...
Join us for a look at a day in the life of Dutch eating, as we take you through a typical Dutch breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Fancy a Bowl of Snert? Try Our Easy Dutch Split...
Traditionally served on New Year's Day in the Netherlands, this split pea soup has become emblematic of Dutch winter food.
How to Make Traditional Dutch Poffertjes from...
Often served from street stalls, these teeny tiny pancakes are a favorite with tourists, but you can recreate them at home without special equipment.
The Essential Recipe for Amsterdam's Most...
'Bitterballen' are a popular bar snack in the Netherlands and Belgium. They can be made with any number of ragout fillings, but this beef version is a classic of the genre.
How to Make Dutch New Year's Donuts Any Time of...
Traditional 'oliebollen' (literally, 'oil balls') have often been called the precursor of the donut, the popular American treat. In fact, it seems very probable that early Dutch settlers took their tradition over to the New World where it evolved into the anytime-anywhere snack the donut is today. In Holland, however, they are pretty much a seasonal treat: made and enjoyed specifically to ring in the New Year.
10 Dutch Recipes You Absolutely Must Try
Ten essential recipes from the Netherlands to incorporate into your Dutch cooking repertoire.
10 Dutch Breakfast & Brunch Recipes
The Dutch tend to favor wholesome breakfast items such as brown bread, fruit and low fat spiced rye cake (called 'ontbijtkoek') over sugary cereals, pastries and muffins. Coffee, milk and juice often feature on the breakfast table in Holland. Other options include rusks, called 'beschuit', currant buns ('krentenbollen'), muesli, egg dishes and crackers with cheese and other toppings. Things get fancier on Dutch holidays, when smoked fish and fruited breads are are added.
Dutch Satay Sauce Recipe
Satay sauce, that peanutty Indonesian favorite, has become so entrenched in the food culture of the Netherlands that it’s now seen as near-native. In Holland, satay sauce is not only enjoyed with Indonesian classics such as the eponymous skewered meat dish or gado gado, but also with Dutch-style fries and barbecued meats.
Taste our homemade advocaat, and you'll never...
Advocaat is a creamy yellow liqueur made from a rich blend of egg yolks, sugar, brandy and a touch of vanilla - and really easy to make at home.
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Learn All About Dutch Cheese Varieties, Markets...
Holland is renowned for its excellent cheese. I offer an overview of the most important varieties of Dutch cheese, what they taste like, what to look out for and where to buy them.
10 Dutch Appetizers
These delicious Dutch appetizer and savory snack recipes are ideal for everyday entertaining, parties and holiday get-togethers. Prepare in advance, so you can feed the hungry hordes without getting stuck in the kitchen yourself.
How To Make Traditional Dutch Stroopwafels from...
Widely available in supermarkets (even abroad), these Dutch caramel-filled cookies taste best when fresh. Learn how to make them from scratch.
This meal of a soup will wrap you up like a...
Our tried-and-tested recipe for this typical Dutch family meal is an ideal way to get you hooked on winning winter food from Holland.
How to Make Your Own Dutch Speculaaskruiden...
Many Dutch recipes call for a fragrant spice mix called 'speculaaskruiden', which consists of cinnamon, mace, cloves, ginger and a few other spices. You can buy this spice mix (online), or substitute pumpkin pie spices, but if you want the authentic taste, why not mix your own? See my step by step guide, with photos.
Easy Homemade Dutch Mayonnaise With Vinegar...
Homemade Dutch mayonnaise is nothing like the fake chemical stuff many supermarkets sell. It is rich and creamy and very grown up. It is also dead easy to make yourself, especially with this recipe.
Learn How to Make Dutch Apple Pie From Scratch
This recipe delivers a really big apple pie, with a sandy-crisp, buttery crust and a pretty peek-a-boo lattice pattern on top.
Best Amsterdam Spots for Food Lovers - Food...
Join me for a virtual stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer for the culinary minded shopper. We will visit my favorite markets, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shops. There's sure to be something for even the pickiest gourmand. Welcome to Amsterdam!
From Condiment to Soup: Traditional Dutch...
This traditional speciality from Groningen places the province's superb regional mustard in the spotlight.
What to Eat in February in the Netherlands
Learn more about which fruits, vegetables, venison and seafoods are in season in February.
The 10 Best Restaurants for Dutch Food in...
While it's still easier to find Indonesian, French or Italian restaurants in Amsterdam than eateries that dish up the city's native cuisine, local food is making a comeback as young Dutch chefs embrace their roots. My overview of restaurants that serve Dutch food runs the gamut from very cheap to very expensive, and includes restaurants that cook traditional Dutch dishes (sometimes with a twist) and eateries that use local ingredients in interesting new ways.
Try this Easy One-Pot Recipe for Pork Rib Roast...
Forget turkey, the Dutch way to celebrate is with pork. This recipe delivers a juicy rib roast with crispy crackling and oven roasted veggies.
Pan-Fried Pointed Cabbage with Leeks & Bacon
This vegetable side dish recipe features cabbage, leeks, onions and parsley. A classic combination that dates back to recipes from the Middle Ages. I've added bacon for added flavor and texture.
Sauerkraut-bacon stamppot will keep you warm...
This hearty hotchpotch with sauerkraut, potatoes and bacon is as reassuringly old-fashioned as it is wintry and warming.Try our recipe...
10 Dutch breads, cakes and pastries to bake...
A few of our favorite recipes for Dutch cakes, breads and pastries to bake at home.
10 Stamppot Recipes to Make Whenever You Crave...
Here are ten of our favorite Dutch stamppot recipes to make whenever comfort is what you crave.
Volkorenbrood: How to Make Whole Wheat Bread...
The Dutch really love their bread, but unlike so many nations they seem to have a preference for brown and wholewheat varieties. This easy recipe for whole wheat bread came to me via an artisanal baker in Amsterdam who specializes in whole wheat baked goods. So, roll up those sleeves and prepare for a flour fest.
It's Time to Hit the Road with this Classic...
Legend goes that this dish used to be served to cafe patrons late at night, just before they were kicked
The Only Speculaas Recipe You Will Ever Need.
These traditional Dutch cookies probably need no introduction, but if you haven't tried our cinnamon-spiced cookies yet, don't wait a moment longer.
Spekkoek Recipe
This spiced multi-layered cake is an excellent example of the true fusion between Dutch and Indonesian traditions, and a popular delicacy in the Netherlands today.
Kruidnoten (Ginger Nuts)
The little sister of 'speculaas', 'kruidnoten' are tiny rounded cookies eaten at 'Sinterklaas'. They're spiced with ginger, cinnamon, white pepper, cardamom, cloves and nutmeg.
Apple Syrup (Appelstroop)
Apple syrup is exactly what it says on the jar (so to speak), i.e. syrup made from apples. It’s tart and fruity, full of apple goodness and you can use it in a myriad ways.
Sweeten up the festive season with these...
In the Netherlands, the beloved holidays St. Nicholas Eve (called 'Sinterklaas' in Dutch) on December 5, Christmas and New Year's Eve all have their own traditional sweets. This overview lists the most popular Dutch holiday treats.
The History of Dutch Food
A look at the history of food in the Netherlands - from the glory of the Golden Age through Holland's subsequent frugal phase and to today's slow culinary awakening.
The Story Behind Dutch Drop: A Licorice Love...
The Dutch are a nation obsessed with licorice. Discover its origins, how it's made and how it fits into Dutch culture.
Try Our Old-Fashioned Dutch Apple Beignets...
These Dutch New Year's fritters taste like a cross between apple pie and donuts. Try them now before all those New Year's diet resolutions kick in.
How to Celebrate Valentine's Day the Dutch Way
Stress is the last thing you want on Valentine's Day. It's one thing to cook up a storm for your sweetheart, but what's the point if you're too tired afterwards to be any fun? Therefore, our Valentine's Day Menu includes plenty that you can prepare ahead.
Slow and Easy Does it for our Aromatic Pork...
Holland has embraced the cuisine of its former colony and this is a good example of the kind of simple Indonesian food Dutch people cook at home.
Traditional Flemish Waterzooi Recipe
Waterzooi is a traditional Flemish fish dish, which straddles that notional territory between a soup and a stew. Some modern versions feature chicken and fish, but this recipe from 'Werken met Vis' cookbook follows a deliciously old-fashioned all-fish formula.
How To Make Stamppot Rauwe Andijvie.
This old-fashioned Dutch winter dish is rich in potassium, vitamin C, folate, fiber and vitamins A and K. Try it now...
How the Dutch Do French Toast: A Cinnamony Take...
This recipe will whip you up a quick, easy and delicious batch of custardy cinnamon-flavored French toast - done the Dutch way.
Dutch Veal Croquettes (Kalfskroketten)
An iconic Dutch snack, the veal croquette (or 'kroket' in Dutch) remains a favorite at parties and after late night cafe crawls. This recipe delivers a croquette with a crisp, breaded outside and a delicate, creamy ragout of veal at its center. But be warned: these delicacies can be deceptively hot inside, as many tongue-scorched victims that've fallen prey to their own gluttony can attest.
Heading North? Check Out our Food Shopping...
As the largest city in the northern Netherlands, Groningen has plenty to offer foodies. Here are a few of our favorite spots in this university town .
Kale, Pork and Potatoes Make a Dream Team in...
While mashed potatoes and kale with a smoked pork sausage sounds like hipster heaven today, this Dutch dish is actually as traditional as it gets.
Kerstfeest (Christmas in Holland)
Christmas is celebrated over two days in the Netherlands, i.e. 'Eerste Kerstdag' (First Christmas Day) on December 25 and 'Tweede Kerstdag' (Second Christmas Day) on December 26, both of which are public holidays. Christmas in Holland is not centered on Santa Claus, crazy commercialism and gift-giving, but on the family and the ambiance of the holiday.
10 Best Coffee Bars in Amsterdam
Amsterdam's cafés have come a long way since the days when stale black filter coffee was the standard. Today, most Dutch cafés serve freshly brewed cappuccino, espresso and other Italian-style coffees and there is a thriving coffee bar culture in the capital city of the Netherlands. Discover Amsterdam's ten top spots to stop for a cup of coffee.
Learn How to Make Nasi Goreng the Dutch Way
Nasi Goreng is a classic example of edible recycling. Make it with leftover rice and all those little odds and ends you have hanging around the house.
Amsterdamse Koggetjes (Dutch Nougatine Cookies...
Once named the official cookie for the Dutch city of Amsterdam, these delicious nougat-studded cookies are also known as 'nougatientjes'.
Add Dutch Jan Hagel Cookies To Your Must-Make...
These Dutch Christmas cookies with their hint of cinnamon, almond slivers and sugary crunch are just great for the holidays -- or, in fact, any time.
10 Easy-To-Make Meals for Pregnant Women
Want to cook healthy homemade meals for you and your baby while you're pregnant? Our list of 10 simple recipes for moms-to-be should get you off to a good start.
This sugar-dusted puff pastry log hides an ooey...
The 'banketstaaf' is a traditional Dutch treat served at Christmas time. Flaky puff pastry, dusted with a snowfall of powdered sugar, encases a soft, flavorful almond paste center.
Our simple pork satay recipe makes a great...
Many satay recipes are overly complicated and labor intensive, but our homemade version is easy breezy and very flavorful.
Warm Up Your Kitchen with One of These...
We're told that the first  stroopwafels  were baked in Gouda in the late 1800's, but these gooey syrup
How To Make Traditional Dutch Slow-Braised Beef...
This traditional Dutch winter stew is the sort of hearty, homely food Dutch grandmothers love to serve up to their loved ones.
Pancakes & Poffertjes for Every Moment of...
This list of pancake and poffertjes recipes includes both traditional and new takes on the Dutch favorite.
16 Summery Salad Recipes
Break out of your salad rut with these sixteen recipes for summertime salads.
Slagroomtaart (Dutch Cream Cake)
For an authentically Dutch celebration, you simply have to make this festive cake. There's plenty of freshly whipped cream in this Dutch cream cake, hence the name. To cut through the richness, I like to use tart fruits, like raspberries and redcurrants, in-between the layers of plain sponge and cream.
Discover 25 ways to cook with Dutch cheese.
This recipe collection places cheese in the spotlight, with recipes featuring Gouda cheese, Bastiaansen Blauw, 'Olde Remeker', 'boerenkaas', hard Dutch goat's cheese, chevre and more.
Boerenjongens Recipe (Brandied Sultanas)
A favorite treat at Dutch festivities and celebrations, 'boerenjongens' or brandied raisins, are easy to make and can be enjoyed as a drink or used as an ingredient in other dishes.
You'll Love These Poffertjes with Strawberries...
Pancake Puffs (known as 'Poffertjes' in Dutch) are basically fluffy baby pancakes. This recipe teams this Dutch favorite with strawberries & cream.
This Frisian Onion Soup Recipe Gives Soupe...
Caramelized onions, hard-boiled eggs and clove cheese combine in this Traditional Sipelsop Recipe from the northern Dutch province of Friesland.
Dutch Bacon & Apple Pancakes
Pancakes with apple, bacon and syrup may sound a bit strange to you, but don't knock it till you try it. It really is wickedly delicious.
How to Make Kaasstengels From Scratch (Dutch...
These crispy cheesy twists of puff pastry are traditionally served as a savory accompaniment to soup, but they are just as good as a snack.
Try our blackberry version of the Dutch dessert...
This is our take on the traditional Dutch dessert, Haagse bluf (translates to "Hague bluff", supposedly
Gevulde Speculaas (Dutch Spiced Cookies Filled...
'Gevulde Speculaas' is a traditional Dutch cookie served at Christmas time, or these days, anytime. Crispy layers of ginger-cinnamon cookie, decorated with almonds, encase a soft, flavorful almond paste center.
Discover Why Rice Pudding is the Dutch...
Once reserved for weddings and feast days, this old-fashioned favorite remains a beloved cold weather treat in Dutch homes.
Culinary Influences on the Dutch Kitchen
What do the Persians, Romans, French, Spanish, Indonesians, Surinamese, Moroccans and Turkish have in common? They have all stamped their influence on the Dutch kitchen. Holland, in turn, has left a culinary legacy behind in some parts of the world.
This Celeriac & Potato Purée Recipe...
This textured pur é e of celery root and potatoes is the ultimate in comfort food. Enjoy this classic
Why Not Try Braised Red Cabbage Made the...
Braised red cabbage is an old-fashioned, but much loved, side dish in the Netherlands. It goes really well with hearty meals like stews and venison.
Kapucijnerschotel (Dutch Grey Pea Dish)
Monk's Mince is my name for 'kapucijnerschotel' (literally: grey pea dish). It is a typical Dutch family meal, with grey peas (or marrowfat peas), minced beef, apples and bacon. Monk's Mince is easy to make and even easier to tuck into.
Best Spots for Food Lovers in The Hague - Food...
While The Hague ('Den Haag' in Dutch) isn't the capital of the Netherlands, in many ways it acts as if it is. After all, The Hague is the seat of the Dutch government and parliament, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State. Moreover, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands lives at Huis ten Bosch in The Hague and works at Noordeinde Palace in the heart of the city. And, all foreign embassies in the Netherlands and some 150 international organisations are situated in the city, including the International Criminal Court, the Peace Palace and the International Court of Justice. The Hague is also the fourth major center for the United Nations and likes to call itself the Legal Capital of the World and the International City of Peace and Justice. With all this going on, it's no surprise that Den Haag boasts a thriving, international dining scene and fantastic foodie shops to cater to its culturally diverse population.
The Meaning of Kapucijner
Kapucijners = A Dutch variety of grey peas. Find out more...
Butter Biscuits (Boterkoek)
Often mistakenly called Dutch shortbread, these 'boterkoek' are, in fact, unique to the Netherlands. They have a slightly different taste and texture to shortbread, but if you are a fan of the Scottish treat you are likely to love these too.
Learn How to Make Traditional Dutch Two-Cabbage...
Did you know that coleslaw is actually Dutch? And, when made from scratch it's very nutritious, too. Try our easy recipe.
Homemade candy apples are a fun vegan treat for...
Candy apples), with their crunchy red candy exterior and tart apple interior, take me straight back to the sunny autumn days of my childhood.
Treat Your Family to Dutch Christmas Bread this...
This recipe for fruited Christmas bread with a sweet almond paste center is a real winner for the holidays.
10 More Top Terraces in Amsterdam
When warm weather finally arrives in the Netherlands after a long wet winter, it seems as if everybody embraces the sunshine and heads outside to the nearest terrace. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor patios, ranging from a classic garden getaway in one of the city's most beautiful parks to newly opened river- and canalside cafes.
What to Cook Today: Bacon-Wrapped Pork, a...
You'll find 'slavinken' (bacon wrapped pork parcels) at every Dutch butcher and supermarket. My version includes traditional Dutch meat herbs, which add a flavorful touch.
What You Need to Know About Traditional Dutch...
A typical Dutch croquette is made of meat ragout (or salpicon) covered in breadcrumbs, and deep fried until golden and crispy. Learn more about the history of the croquette and Dutch ''kroket'' varieties...
Trout in Foil with White Wine & Tarragon Sauce
Many people are put off by the complicated sounding term 'en papillote', a popular way to cook fish. In fact, the term simply means 'cooked in parchment' or, in this case, foil. This recipe from 'Werken met Vis' cookbook explains how to make foil-wrapped Trout in eight easy steps.
How to add a Dutch touch to your Easter table.
The Dutch place a strong emphasis on an extended Easter brunch with fruit and almond paste filled bread, rolls and luxurious toppings.
The Ultimate Shrimp Croquette Recipe from...
This recipe delivers croquettes with a crisp breadcrumb exterior and a well-filled, gooey center of delicately spiced shrimp - a true Dutch delicacy.
Dutch Apple Sauce
The Dutch love eating apple sauce (or appelmoes as they call it) as a condiment with their main meal. It's very much part of the everyday family meal here in Holland. My apple sauce is so easy to make, I guarantee that the hardest thing about it is peeling the apples!
This Maraschino-scented Dutch dessert tastes...
Chipolata pudding is a gelatine-set dessert flavored with Maraschino liqueur and studded with raisins, glacé or fresh fruits and nuts. This version uses fresh fruits, which we prefer, and has a thick, foamy finish.
Traditional Dutch Poached Pears are Oh So...
Fragrant pears poached in red wine make for a healthy dessert or a rather different side dish. This is perfect for people who are not too fond of sugary-sweet desserts. Or for someone who wants to add something new and wonderful to their dinner repertoire, instead of the usual peas and carrots.
If there were a Dutch national dish, this would...
Could a mash-up of (root) vegetables really be the Dutch national dish? Find out...
How to Use More Belgian Endive (Witlof) in Your...
These witlof cooking tips come from 'Smaakvrienden', a culinary inspiration guide, filled with ideas, tips, pairings and recipes for 80 vegetables.
Discover everything about ''ossenworst'', a...
Is Amsterdam speciality ''ossenworst'' really made from raw ox meat? Discover everything there is to know about the Slow Food-listed Dutch delicacy.
The Story of Sinterklaas
The Dutch celebrate the feast day of Sinterklaas on Dec. 5 and 6 to commemorate the life of St. Nicholas.
Made with Stewing Beef, No Hunting's Required...
Similar to British cottage pie, this Dutch dish consists of layers of meat (traditionally venison), potatoes and vegetables, topped with apple slices.
Learn How To Make Spijs (Almond Paste) with Our...
Almond paste (called 'spijs' in Dutch) is used as a filling in a number of Dutch baked goods, such as 'stollen', 'gevulde koek', 'gevulde speculaas', 'banketstaaf', etc. It's very easy to make your own.
Fish Hero Bart van Olphen's Perfect Pickled...
Jamie Oliver's ''fish hero'' created this heavenly herring salad with fluffy potatoes, tangy apples, spicy horseradish and creamy creme fraiche.
Our Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Mousse is a...
True chocoholics will love the complex, dark flavor of this good-for-you chocolate mousse, but it's also a great basic recipe to play around with.
Make Cheese Crackers from Scratch with this...
These Gouda Cookies are a fantastic party snack. I've been told they taste a bit like Cheez-Its, only more wholesome (I think it was a compliment). At any rate, these savory cheese cookies are nothing if not simple: good aged Gouda, flour, butter, pepper and a touch of nutmeg.
What You Need to Know about Speculaas Cookies.
Speculaas are Dutch spiced cookies, logs or figurines.
We have a Dutch seafood recipe for every hour...
From scrambled eggs with shrimp to classic sole with Hollandaise sauce, we have a seafood recipe for every meal and hour of the day here.
Try this Recipe for the Crunchiest Kletskoppen...
These crunchy cookies are known as kletskoppen in the Netherlands and, rather poetically, as Brugse kant
Why Limit Your Use of Curly Kale To Stamppot?
In traditional Dutch cooking, boerenkool ( curly kale ) mostly disappears into stamppot , that ubiquitous
A Step by Step Guide to Making Dutch Veal...
An iconic Dutch snack, the veal croquette ((or 'kroket' in Dutch) remains a favorite at parties and during late night cafe crawls. A crisp, breaded outside reveals a delicate, creamy ragout of veal at its center. But be warned: these delicacies can be deceptively hot inside, as many tongue-scorched victims that have fallen prey to their own gluttony can attest.
What To Do with Cauliflower
I've borrowed these ideas for using cauliflower from 'Smaakvrienden', Angelique Schmeink's guide to culinary inspiration, filled with ideas, tips, pairings and recipes for some 80 vegetables.
Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Garlic & Herbs
Nothing conjures up the feeling of summer faster than the smoky smell of a barbecue. Take your next grilling-session to new heights with this recipe for grilled rib eye steak, marinated in garlic and herb oil.
Go Nuts! Bake a Batch of Crunchy Pindakoeken...
Try our super simple recipe for making Dutch peanut cookies today and leave those sad supermarket cookies on the shelf.
Baked Butternut Squash with Speculaas Spices...
Oven roasting brings out the sweetness of butternut squash. We've added seasonal spices and dried chili flakes, but you could easily play around with this recipe to suit your tastes and the time of year.
Think ostrich fillet isn't for you? You haven't...
Juicy blackberries add interest and depth to the lean ostrich meat, while the celeriac mashed potatoes give the sweet comfort you need in the winter.
Turn Leftover Vegetables Into a Tasty Meal with...
The classic Dutch farmer's omelet is a delicious way to use up those little bits of leftover vegetables you'd otherwise toss in the bin.
Forgotten Soup
There is nothing forgettable about my Forgotten Soup, it's simply made with some of those old-fashioned veggies that have been labeled as 'vergeten groenten' (forgotten vegetables) in Dutch culinary circles, and as a result have become rather trendy. My soup uses some of these vegetables, including turnip-rooted parsley, celeriac, beets, and kohlrabi.
Spring Vegetable Soup with Meatballs
Meatballs feature in many traditional Dutch vegetable soup recipes and this one is my take on 'groentesoep met balletjes', using typical Dutch spring vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, celery, young turnip rape ('meiknolletjes'), leeks and carrots with little rose veal meatballs. This seasonal soup can be played with and adapted to any season using what's fresh and available.
This Peanutty Bowlful of Soup Makes a Moreish...
If you like peanut butter or satay, you'll love this spicy peanut soup from the former Dutch colony of Suriname.
Learn more about the origins and uses of...
What the Dutch call ''witlof'' is known as known by many other names abroad, such as Belgian endive, chicory and 'witloof' in Belgium. Learn more...
Give Classic Croquettes the Pulled Pork...
Pulled pork is having its moment, and this tender, flavorful meat is ideally suited for croquettes, one of the Netherlands' best-loved appetizers.
If You Always Have Eggs in the House, Here's 15...
Eggs, that ubiquitous store-cupboard standby, plays the starring role in these fifteen fabulous egg recipes.
Did You Know that Dutch Pretzels are Sweet?...
In the Netherlands, the local version of pretzels are deliciously sweet cookies. Try this recipe for classic brown sugar ''krakelingen'' cookies now.
Bread Enthusiasts: You've Got to Try this...
Duivekater is a sweet white festive bread that was traditionally enjoyed in the Zaanstreek area of the
Learn How to Make Traditional Frisian Sugar...
Fries suikerbrood  or sûkerbôle  (''Frisian sugar bread''), a rich, soft-crumbed bread studded with sugar
Frikadellen (Dutch Snack Sausages)
Frikadellen usually come in the guise of those dodgy-looking skinless sausages that are deep fried and sold at ‘snackbars’; often as a broodje frikadel, squeezed between two cottonwool-like buns and doused liberally with mayo, tomato sauce (or its ‘curry saus’ cousin) and lashings of raw onion. Kooy’s version is grilled and slightly more grown up, served with chicory and sweet and sour ‘mustard fruit’ (cauliflower, carrots and pearl onions preserved in a mustard syrup).
You have to try this Dutch hazelnut meringue...
If you've ever visited a Dutch bakery, you will have seen a hazelnut meringue cream cake. Why not try making this gluten-free treat at home?
Buttermilk dressing adds a tangy touch to...
Dutch buttermilk dressing adds a sprightly touch to a spring vegetables salad with new potatoes, fava beans and fresh garden peas.
Our Updated Family Recipe for Glazed Carrots...
This Dutch version of sweet glazed carrots is flavored with honey, cinnamon and nutmeg - and a touch of lemon to give it a zesty zing.
Dutch Culinary Icons
Every nation has its culinary icons. The British have their fish & chips and tea, Americans their hamburgers and Coca Cola and Italians their pasta and pizza. The Dutch, too, have quite a few culinary icons that inspire longing in expatriates and uncritical love at all times.
How to Make Surinamese Chicken Curry.
This quick and easy Surinamese chicken curry, a favorite in the Netherlands, is just the thing for a mid-week family meal.
Thought Stamppot Was Only for the Winter? Think...
Stamppot (Dutch vegetable mash) is usually considered a winter dish, but it was such a diet staple in bygone times that the Dutch used to eat it year round. Stamppot Sla is a spring stamppot. It is made with spring-fresh butter lettuce (Hollandse kropsla).
Baked Eggs with Spinach, Leeks & Gouda Recipe
Whether you make these baked eggs for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, this recipe produces an easy yet nutritious meal.
Give Traditional Kruidnoten Cookies a Moreish...
​ It wouldn't quite be winter without kruidnoten .The spices used in these festive Sinterklaas cookies
Kick Off Your Christmas Menu with Fried...
Easy to make and delicious to eat, fried camembert with cranberry sauce makes an excellent vegetarian appetizer for any festive meal.
Nasi Goreng
Nasi Goreng = A popular Indo-Dutch dish in the Netherlands. Find out more...
Dutch Custard Slice with Lemon Recipe
This homemade version of the Dutch tompoes pastry is delicately flavored with lemon - perfect for summer.
Earthy Beets Love Sweet Pears in our Healthy...
The earthy flavor of beets is a wonderful counterpoint to the buttery sweetness of pears in this healthy red smoothie recipe.
Dutch Cookbook Measurements
Have you recently bought a Dutch cookbook and your limited Dutch skills are prohibiting you from using it? Then my list of basic Dutch measurements, ingredients, terms and methods (and their equivalents in English) may just be something for you. For conversions from metric to decimal and vice versa, I recommend using a Weight to Volume Calculator.
Taste Spring in the Netherlands with our...
It's hard to beat soft, tender lovely white asparagus. It's even harder to beat the way the Dutch eat it - swathed in Hollandaise sauce, chopped boiled eggs and slices of ham. This Asparagus Hollandaise is Spring cuisine at its swoonworthy best.
Pasen (Dutch Easter)
The Netherlands has a history as a Christian nation, and therefore the Christian holiday calender is followed here. Easter, a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ two days after his crucifixion is celebrated much in the same way as in other Christian countries. You’ll find the same penchant for chocolate bunnies and Easter egg hunts in Holland, but there are a few Easter traditions unique to the Netherlands.
Yvette van Boven's banoffee pie is a thing of...
Yvette van Boven's banana and caramel dessert from Home Made Winter is perhaps the very definition of cold weather comfort food.
How to Make Dutch Zandkoekjes from Scratch in...
We know you'll love the crumbly texture of these crisp, Dutch sugar cookies.
Forgotten vegetables, Beets, Black salsify,...
Old is the new 'new' in the vegetable world these days. What could be more fun than learning to cook with 'new' ingredients that have actually been around for a long time? Now that these forgotten veggies, like celeriac, parsnips and black salsify are becoming available again, they have quickly become part of my everyday cooking repertoire. Try these vegetables, they deserve to be remembered.
Make Traditional Pepernoten Cookies From...
These aniseed and honey flavored cookies can be found in every Dutch supermarket and bakery in the months preceding St. Nicholas Eve on December 5.
Stroopkoeken Recipe (Dutch Syrup Cookies)
Similar to the more well-known 'stroopwafel', those delicious caramel-filled waffles sold piping hot on Dutch markets, the 'stroopkoek' (literally 'syrup cake') can be baked in a regular oven. What you get is a caramel-filled cookie that absolutely everyone will love.
Gouda gougères are a fun party snack...
These gougères, featuring 'boerenkaas' (raw-milk artisanal Gouda cheese), will add a Dutch touch to your appetizer platter come cocktail time.
Smoked Salmon on Toast with Chive Sour Cream
At my house, a luxurious breakfast, brunch or lunch should include at least one variety of smoked fish, and because salmon is the most universally liked, it often features. While Christmas and Easter mornings beg for such breakfasts, I think it's fun to spoil my family with an open-faced smoked fish sandwich every now and again. This recipe is quick and easy, because the fishmonger does the work for you; all that remains is a bit of toasting, chopping and stirring work.
Looking for a savory tart that's easy as pie?
For the quickest and easiest little tarts, top store-bought puff pastry with pan-softened mushrooms, leeks, bacon, beet and grated goat's cheese.
Hollandaise Sauce
Its refined lemony cream flavor makes Hollandaise sauce a natural choice for delicate dishes like asparagus and fish. Many people seem to think making Hollandaise is something for advanced cooks, but it really isn’t very hard. All you need is the patience to keep stirring it for a few minutes.
Pretty Pink Dutch Glace Cakes are Perfect for...
What do you get when you combine a pound cake base with a pink fondant topping? That's right: Dutch glace cakes or ''roze koeken''!
Philosopher's Stew (Filosoof)
Philosopher's Stew (also known as 'Filosoof' in Dutch) is a hearty winter stew, traditionally made with leftovers and topped with a layer of potatoes. My version features beef and quinces.
Curry Bunnies
These delicious curry bunnies are an excellent example of Dutch-South African fusion. The Dutch brought their traditional 'oliebollen' to their former colony, where it was renamed 'vetkoek' and teamed with curried minced meat, packed full of all the wondrous spices Dutch trading ships were bringing back from their other colonies in the East.
House of Orange Salad
My House of Orange Salad uses the classic combination of oranges and fennel. While many people consider this an unusual match at first glance, they only have to taste this salad to realize that these two flavors - aniseed and fresh citrus - marry beautifully. A dish fit for a queen.
What to Do with Those Ubiquitous Dutch Root...
If you don't already do roast root veggies as part of your repertoire, you'll love this easy way to prepare winter vegetables.
What to Eat in January in the Netherlands
Learn more about which fruits, vegetables, venison and seafoods are in season this month.
Smoked Herring Fishcakes
Team leftover mashed potatoes with flakes of smoked fish for a main that is both frugal and fabulous.
Mustard & Dill Sauce
This easy mustard-dill sauce will elevate your favorite beef, pork or chicken sandwich and is fantastic when teamed with oily fish like herring, mackerel or salmon. My mustard-dill mayo also makes a nice addition to any smoked fish platter.
Our raw cauliflower salad is rich in vitamins...
Harness all of cauliflower's cancer-fighting properties with this crispy cauliflower salad, featuring red onion, chilli, lime and coriander.
These Frisian Aniseed Cookies Make a Perfect...
These classic cookies from the Dutch province of Friesland are flavored with hazelnuts, aniseed, cinnamon and ginger.
Roast Suckling Pig Recipe
What could be more celebratory than cooking a whole roast suckling pig? This step-by-step recipe explains how to go about it at home.

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