Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eating Herring Correctly

There you go, this is how. We got instructions and a demonstration. Yes, those are raw onions. It's an acquired taste, and we're part way there.
When you think about Dutch food, you might think about delicious Gouda, like above.
Incidentally, Barry weighs less than one round of the stuff, yet I can lift it easily.
But the Dutch have other culinary delights, such as hotdogs - a whole shelf of canned ones in the grocery store. They have even figured out how to bake the sausages into the bun, optimizing the process!
Speculoos spread is like peanut butter made with cookies instead of peanuts. So, while it's about as healthy as frying your cookies (and so is peanut butter), it's delicious! Since it's actually Belgian, I guess we can't give kudos to the Dutch here.
Ok, this one is Dutchish, despite its name. Steak Tartare is available as a spread everywhere! It's tasty, and when you eat it on bread, you get to call it Toast Kannibal to deal with your aggression, I suppose.
Ken told me to stop posting pictures of food, so I nodded politely. Here is a bad example of how to photograph food. Neither the food nor the eater can be seen well. Good job. Oh, and Dutch Indonesian Rijsttafel is delicious.
While eating Surinamese roti, I learnt that you need to fix your hair before taking food pictures, not during.
Surinamese food confused me, since it comes with Indonesian dishes like tempeh and gado gado along with roti, cassava and salt cod sandwiches. It turns out that the Dutch mixed up their colonies and a large Javanese Surinamese population exists across all three countries.
I'm still working to understand Surinamese food. Naturally, I bought this 4-in-1 super Surinamese food-making sauce! When I translated it at home, regrettably I found that the dishes are 1) flaked salt cod, 2) Surinamese long bean, 3) weird root vegetable, and 4) beef. I'll work on 2 and 4 I suppose.