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Re: CHAT: Dutch treats (was: It sucks!)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Monday, June 25, 2001, 15:13
En réponse à Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>:

> > You'd be amazed... However, the wholesome influence of the Turkish > population has learnt us to pile up the cookies on a large dish and > put them on table. But I remember the one cookie-rule quite well, > from visits to my grandparents. There's also a story about our first > post-war premier, the very sober Drees. When the Americans were > in the Netherlands just after the war to discuss the Marshall aid plan, > Drees invited them home, where they were offered one cup of weak tea > and a dry biscuit. According to some versions of this tale, this was > enough to convince the Americans that the Netherlands were really > abominably poor, and they increased the aid budget ;-). >
He he... the first time my boyfriend tried to make coffee out of powder coffee bought in a French supermarket, he couldn't drink it because it was far too strong for him. He had to put half the dosis he usually took in the Netherlands, to make a coffee like the one he was used to. I have the opposite problem with tea in Holland: I cannot make it strong enough for my taste. When I'm settled in Holland, I won't buy tea bags anymore but the tea leaves themselves. Maybe then I'll be able to make the dosis I need. But I usually drink chocolate milk, and for that France and Holland are quite similar, so I'm not unhappy :))) . Christophe.