Tag Archives: Staple food

STAPLE FOODS – Telling Porkies

On average, a  German will on average consume up to 61kg of meat a year – and while that diet is by no means made up exclusively from pork, with eye-catching specialities like Schweinshaxe and the previously mentioned somewhere in … Continue reading

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STAPLE FOOD – Bread

BREAD is more than just a food in Germany – it is a part of the German culture, producing over 300 varieties of dark and white breads and over 1,200 varieties of rolls and mini-breads (Brötchen & Kleingebäck) are produced … Continue reading

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STAPLE FOODS – Cheese

THE frequently used disparaging term ‘cheese-head’ is often used when referring to the Dutch population, which just goes to show the size and scale of the reputation Dutch cheese has received internationally. Edam and Gouda are the two most famous … Continue reading

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HOMECOOKING – Stamppot

SINCE the spud’s introduction in the 18th century, the potato has become the staple food of the Dutch people, resulting in the home-cooked treat known as Stamppot. A down-to-earth meal (literally), Stamppot involves adding mashed potatoes with varying ingredients like … Continue reading

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