The Key To Loving Dutch Food
The Dutch are a lot of things. They are for example the tallest people in the world. I’ll never forget what it was like when I first moved here. I didn’t carry an umbrella in the rain because at 1 meter 64 I could walk under everyone else without them even noticing me. The average Dutch male is 1 meter 83. That is literally, 20 centimeters taller than I am. The Dutch are not, however, master chefs. It was tough for me to learn to love Dutch food, being an international transplant. The very first time someone offered me a “bitterbal” ( literally, translates to “bitter ball”) I took one bite and promptly spit it back out.
But it has been almost 15 years, and now this girl makes some of the best “boerenkool” in town. So grab a plate, sit down and let me share with you the key to loving Dutch food.