Dec 3, 2009

Bitterballen

  When you order bitterballen in my country—usually during a night out in one of our cozy ‘brown’ bars—you’ll be served a plateful of deliciously golden brown, crunchy deep-fried meatballs. Ragout and meat, that is. But in reality these crispy little numbers can be filled with a variety of things. Anywhere from veal, chicken or beef ragout, to mashed potatoes, cheese, chicken satay mix and vegetables. Just like our kroketten. Give them an…

Nov 20, 2009

Green Beans. The Ultimate Mix.

There are people who just don’t care for fancy side dishes during holidays. In fact, the Netherlands is—in spite of what you might think—a very conservative country where the motto is “Just act normal, that’s crazy enough“. For some people that also applies to food and it rings especially true for Dutch people. Now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but it doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up a side…