Tag Archives: Dutch

My lack of knowledge about the Dutch

As I keep mentioning, I recently returned to the Netherlands to go back to university for a year. I wasn’t at all happy about leaving Italy, or about living in the Netherlands in general, but thankfully I managed to surround … Continue reading

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The Emerald of the Equator, part II: nasi goreng

This week in the series Dutch Indonesian food:┬ánasi goreng, the most famous Indonesian dish of them all. First of all, what exactly is nasi goreng? Nasi means rice in Bahasa Indonesia, goreng means fried, so there you go, fried rice. … Continue reading

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The most quintessential Dutch thing you’ll ever eat, and its unsavoury name

The Holland saga continues – time for some Dutch cuisine again! This time it’s actually so delicious that you’ll never believe it. Even a bunch of Italians liked it, so it must have been good. On today’s menu: pea soup, … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut to save my country from ridicule

So seeing that I’m of Dutch descent, my flatmates and Italian friends sometimes ask me to cook something that’s typically Dutch. I don’t usually comply to this request, and I suspect they don’t even really want to eat something Dutch, … Continue reading

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My life with my new flatmates, part VI: yoghurt

Everyone has their quirks, and here in the flat, the three of us are no different. Specifically, we all have products that we must have in the house at all times, or we freak out. My product is eggs. What … Continue reading

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My life with my new flatmates, part IV: Beyond all sense of shame

Time flies when you’re having fun, and I’ve been in Turin for more than three months now. I’ve made a nice wee home for myself, and I’ve gotten used to most things here. My work, my daily routine, the pubs … Continue reading

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Dutch white gold fever

The Dutch are a peculiar nation. They get so excited so easily. For instance, something the Dutch get very excited about is Queensday (or, from this year onward, Kingsday), a national holiday loosely centred around the monarch. As the big … Continue reading

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