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Food Food in North Holland

Homemade Whipped Cream

Slagroom, as it’s called in The Netherlands, is as rich and creamy as it is in the States. Yet, the price for 1 can is the same as paying for 4 bottles back home. Sander doesn’t like whipped cream at all and I don’t see why we should pick up a can for myself. That’s when my wonderful tutor and neighbor, decided to step in. She makes homemade whipped cream for her family, and after trying it, it’s the best…

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Food Food in South Holland

Mouth watering ice cream at Lekkers

Lekkers is a magical and delectable storefront down in quaint Zoetermeer that features some of the best organic ice cream I’ve ever had. Featuring tarts, a multitude of ice cream flavors and even custom chocolates, it was featured as the best ice cream of South Holland. It’s not hard to see why. The ice cream bar is packed with customers and there are more than enough flavors for any palette. The first time Sander and I stumbled upon it, was when we…

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Food Food in North Holland

An introduction to Dutch Gourmet

The Dutch are very family orientated. Any excuse for a get together is a good one. American family reunions center often around a backyard BBQ or a potluck of variety. The Dutch have their own definition of the typical family reunion meal: Gourmetten. What exactly is a gourmetten? In simple terms, it’s a long hotplate that is placed on the dining table, Benihana style. Family members set up enough hot plates to accommodate the mouths to feed. Types of cook-able…

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Dinner at Le Paddock

This year was our first Valentine’s day together but Sander and I are pretty anti-social people. We knew that even though the holiday isn’t very big in the Netherlands (and by big, I mean you won’t see those cute cards that children pass out to classmates sold in the stores here). I believe that here, Valentine’s day is more of an adult event, couples do dinner and women receive flowers or chocolates, etc. So since we didn’t want to have…

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Food Food in North Holland

Dutch Chinese food

Yes, I know, the title is a bit strange. It’s interesting enough to say that each country has their own version of foods from different cultures, but Dutch Chinese food?  Now that is something to talk about. As an American, I’m used to the typical Orange Chicken and Kung Pow Chicken on top of fried rice but the Dutch don’t have any of those things. When I saw the menu, I had to have it explained to me. You buy…

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Food Food in North Holland

Proef Park and tasty treats

A delicious treat we were able to experience took place in Haarlem on the 28th of August. Proef Park had their Tasty Late Summer which showcases a variety of unique and savory food trucks. Of course we had to sample bits and pieces of a few select vendors because why try out only one type of good eats when so many are available? We first headed to the Indian food truck, Joeri Tandoeri, because I was so curious about the taste of…

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