Today's post may be a bit long.
Playing catch up.
Dutch cuisine is simple and straight
forward with many vegetables and
little meat. Breakfast and lunch is
usually bread with cheese, dinner
is when the meat and potatoes appear.
Diets used to be high in carbs but that
has changed over the years and has
become more "cosmopolitan."
If you are your way to see the tulips
here are some foods to try:
1. Bitterballen--served in pubs.
These are deep fried crispy meat-
balls served with mustard.
2. Stroopwafel--This is a Dutch
treat made with two this waffles
stuck together with a thick syrup.
3. Stampot--The ultimate Dutch
Great on a cold winter evening.
This traditional dish is served
with potatoes mashed with other
vegetables and a big juicy sausage.
4. Snert--Another great dish,
served on a cold night. This is
Holland's version of Pea soup.
It has split peas, onions, pork,
celery and leeks in it.
Moving on to another country...
Ethiopian cuisine consists of veggies
and very spicy meat dishes. Pasta is
readily available also. Coffee is a large
part of the Ethiopian culture and
After every meal a coffee ceremony is
enacted and then served.
Eating Ethiopian means eating with
one's hands. A perfect food for this
Injera--a spongy and sour pancake-
like bread. It is used as the utensil
in most meals as the "scooper."
Another meal served with Injera
is Doro Wat.
This is a stew made with chicken
thighs cooked in a spicy mixture
of Berbere. A combo of garlic,
diced onions, ginger and butter.
Hard boiled eggs are added at
the end of cooking.
Also called fit-fit, this is considered
a breakfast food...shredded and
lightly fried Injera and onions
cooked in a red sauce and spices. It
is served with honey and eggs.
One of a few meals served with
Well anything interest you?
Keep your bags packed...more to come!
~Keep on Dreaming~