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Let's Go Dutch: A Treasury of Dutch Cuisine

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Back in Print! Taste the legendary flavors of Dutch chocolate and pastry. Delight in the wonderful stories and recipes surrounding Saint Nicholas and the Christmas season. Enjoy the hearty soups and main courses, including splendid game and seafood recipes. A fabulous Indonesian section introduces you to the exotic flavors of the far east. Historical notes, anecdotes and warm family memories complete this treasury of Dutch cooking. 7" x 10"; 10 color photographs; wire coil bound

204 pages, Spiral-bound

First published January 30, 1994

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January 8, 2009
Okay, so I didn't actually read this cookbook, but I did give it a thorough look-through. (Although I have been known to read some cookbooks from cover-to-cover -- reviews coming soon on some of those).

Let's Go Dutch was lent to me by a friend from church. She & her family are from Holland & I've enjoyed getting to know her. You see, she has 5 boys ranging from elementary to high school ages. And she always seems so low key & relaxed! I like to learn from people like that, so lately I've been asking her all sorts of questions about how she usually cooks for her family.

It turns out that they still eat traditional Dutch foods as a family. This cookbook is one that she considers to have a lot of the authentic recipes that comprise Dutch cuisine. As an example, one of her family's old standbys for a good winter dish is Kale Stamppot (in this cookbook, I might add), and it turns out it's economical, healthy & filling. Lots of kale, & mashed potatoes all mixed together and topped with a nice big, juicy sausage. Actually, the cookbook doesn't really mention the juicy sausage, but that's what my friend recommends.

Other recipes in this cookbook that I want to try include Dutch Pancakes with Pears and Chocolate, Poffertjes, Hollandaise Sauce, Peppernuts and Dutch Apple Pie. There are also some amazing recipes for chocolate confections in this collection!

Here's a quick tidbit I learned from this book too -- it turns out that Indonesian food is really popular in Holland (due to a political/economic relationship begun hundreds of years ago). So this book has some yummy-looking recipes for dishes like Pork Satay as well.

I really value opportunities like this where I can get to learn international recipes from authentic sources -- Good stuff!

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