Erwtensoep (Dutch Pea Soup) This soup is not a starter but a substantial meal, a favorite winter soup. When cold the soup should be thick enough to be slide. Traditionally served with pumpernickel bread.
People tend to think that Dutch people walk on clogs, however hardly anybody does this anymore. This stereotype came into existance because this was the most favorable type of shoe for hard work for many years.
My mum was born in the Netherlands and so I grew up with a Dutch influence. Every Christmas my Oma (grandmother) made croquettes. And as I grew up we also enjoyed other delicacies that I decided to hunt down during our stay in the motherland (literally).
4 generations of Dutch queens, from going L-R and top to bottom: Emma (regent from Wilhelmina Juliana and Beatrix Beatrix abdicated in 2013 in favor of her son, now King Willem-Alexander, becoming the first King of the Netherlands since