Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise was invented in 1756 by the French chef of the Duc de Richelieu. After the Duc beat the British at Port Mahon, his chef created a victory feast that was to include a sauce made of cream and eggs. Realizing that there was no 

Ketchup

Ketchup

Ketchup is so much more than just a sauce made of pureed tomatoes. It’s spicy, sweet and a tad bit sour and tastes great with most deep-fried snacks. This is why this recipe is one of the first in my new category: Fry-day! With these 

Dutch Meat Croquettes

Dutch Meat Croquettes

The Dutch love their snacks, like bitterballen, kroketten and frikandellen. They even have special snack vending machines, maybe you know them as¬†Automats. In Dutch these were named Automatiek, but are now known as FEBO, named after the first, and now biggest, company to have introduced 

South Dutch pickled meat

South Dutch pickled meat

Zuurvlees, or zoervleisj as it is called here down south, is a dish traditionally made of pickled horse meat. Nowadays the horse meat is usually substituted by beef, which only slightly alters the taste. Some of you might know this dish as “Sauerbraten”, a German 

Dutch pea soup

Dutch pea soup

The first snow is falling down here in the Netherlands and even though it is melting the second it touches anything, it sure is cold! Which means it is time for some more traditional Dutch winter dishes. Traditionally, pea soup is cooked with a pig 

Kale and Mashed Potatoes

Kale and Mashed Potatoes

The English have their pies, the Dutch have stamppot. Stamppot, meaning “mashed dish”, is a typical Dutch winter dish consisting of mashed potatoes and veggies, usually served with gravy. These veggies can be sauerkraut, endive, kale, spinach, turnip greens, or carrot and onion. “Boerenkool” is 

Meatball Spaghetti

Meatball Spaghetti

My super easy, super quick meatball spaghetti. Serves 4. Ingredients 500 gr minced meat 1 onion 2 garlic cloves 1 zucchini 1 bell pepper 50 gr breadcrumbs 1 egg (optional) 1 1/2 tsp coriander 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cardamom 1 tsp Tabasco sauce