Re: Maarten's Dutch kitchen tips (was: linguistic "flavours" (was Re: Missing Words)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 19, 2002, 18:34|
En réponse à Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>:
> Erwtensoep or "snert" in traditional Dutch is a thick solid soup made
> peas. It is often mixed with smoked sausage or pieces of fatty bacon
> served with buttered slices of black rye bread. Traditionally, people
> cups of "snert" during the winter, when children and their parents would
> ice skating on the village's frozen ponds and canals. Nowadays, snert
> erwtensoep is still associated with long cold winters, cozy family
> gatherings and high levels of Dutchiness.
Indeed! I should add that the taste is nice, but I wouldn't eat that
everyday :))) . A little too heavy for my French stomach :) .
> Grasshoppers aren't salty... they are quite crispy and a little sweet
Really? Then the ones who told me about it must have eaten them with a lot of
salt :)) .
And if you forget to pull off the wings properly, they get
> between your teeth and stay there for days. Maybe you mean it is more
> buffalo wurms, which are less sweet, more mealy and with a little more
> substance. They go very well with a heavy dose of salt. The salt causes
> tongue to contract somewhat involuntary, creating the sensation of the
> crawling around in your mouth.
I have to try that one day :)) .
> > As you can guess, as well in languages as in cooking my tastes are
> eclectic :)) .
> Well, you have Jan...
Hehe, he didn't prepare me grasshopers yet, but we do have some exotic food
sometimes. But usually it's the normal Dutch diet :)) .
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