This summer, get out and experience all the tastes of the world from the comfort of the north of the Netherlands. Across the three provinces Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe, there is are a whole host of food festivals and events happening during the summer months offering a huge variety of culinary dishes.Continue reading “Food Festivals in the North of the Netherlands this summer”
Following on the series, we are taking a look at another popular favourite from a Dutch snackbar, the nasischijf and bamischijf. These are two different snacks, but share many similarities.Continue reading “Dutch Snackbar: Nasischijf and Bamischijf”
The Dutch kaassoufflé (cheese soufflé) served at snack bars has nothing to do with the light fluffy soufflé dish that is baked in the oven.Continue reading “Dutch Snackbar: Kaassoufflé”
Oliebollen are a typical Dutch treat eaten around Christmas and New Year’s. They are a delicious, deep-fried dough ball, served warm, with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. They are traditionally either made with a plain dough, or a dough with raisins or sultanas mixed through.
Oliebollen were part of our top 5 Dutch New Year’s traditions that we shared last week, and while you can buy them at supermarkets, bakery, food trucks etc., they are really easy to make at home too.
Christmas, the time of giving, receiving and indulging! Every country has their own best Christmas foods that are enjoyed at this time of year and here are 10 amazing Dutch Christmas food suggestions (in no particular order) for you to try this year.
You have had a long day, working, studying, cycling around the city, etc. All you want to do is go home and put your feet up, but what is for dinner?
There are several options if you want to order food to be delivered to your door, especially in the larger cities. Many restaurants will take food orders over the phone and either deliver or have them ready to pick up and bring home. But if you are not familiar with where you live, where do you start? Here are some of the main websites / apps that you can use to order food in the north of the Netherlands.
It is treat night and we are getting chips from the local snack bar. From frikandel to kroket, I have gradually been exploring the huge variety on offer from the local Dutch snack bar and reporting back my findings. This time I tried an ‘Eierbal’.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper is some very old advice that seems to ring true with many breakfast offerings below. The energy provided by the first meal of the day isn’t likely to be stored around your waistline because you will be using it, right?
In our new house, we found a large patch of rhubarb growing down the bottom of the garden. Having no ideas or keen taste for rhubarb I took to the expat foodie group on Facebook to ask for some advice. Catriona shared the idea to make rhubarb and blackberry crumble, as the blackberries help bring a sweetness to the sour rhubarb, and indeed it is a wonderful combination! Continue reading “A Twist on Rhubarb Crumble”
One part of the quirky Dutch culture that always amuses me is how they love their chocolate sprinkles, or as they call them: Hagelslag.