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Mloukhieh with Lam and Rice

Cultural background Radwan Deyar got his fascination for cooking from his mother. He would like to start a restaurant. But he has two problems: the Dutch language and financial means. Now he cooks at home together with his wife Enas… Continue Reading →

Roasted parsnip and sweet potato with caper vinaigrette

Culinary Information Ingredients: 40 parsnips 40 red onions 110/2 dl olive oil 40 springs of thyme 20 sprigs of rosemary 10 head of garlic cut in half horizontally 20 medium sweet potatoes 300 cherry tomatoes 20 tablespoons of lemon juice… Continue Reading →

Spring potato stew with spinach and tomatoes

Cultural background The first potato stew originated from the Middle Age. However, in a different form than the one known today, because at that time potatoes had not been brought to the Netherlands yet. The medieval stew was a mushy… Continue Reading →

Home made pesto

Cultural Background Pesto is an Italian sauce, originally made by grinding and mixing; olive oil, basil leaves, garlic, sea salt, pecorino and/or parmesan cheese, and pine nuts. The ingredients where being grinded together inside a mortar, hence the name ‘pesto’… Continue Reading →

Kafta tagine

Cultural background A tagine, or tajine (a Berber dish named after the pot itself), is a slow-cooked stew that is baked and served in an terra cotta dish with a conical lid. More common to Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, tagine cooking has also become quite popular in… Continue Reading →

Couscous salad

Cultural background Couscous is rough grounded durum wheat and originates from North Africa. Because couscous was always being prepared in a keskes, the dish became known as kuskus. The cooking pot was called keskes because it has the form of two cups…. Continue Reading →

Italian Tomato-soup

Cultural Background Italian tomato soup is known in Italy as ‘Zuppa di Pomodora’ and is often prepared on weekends for the whole family. ‘Zuppa di Pomodora’ is a tomato soup with a tasty but very thick structure. Due to the… Continue Reading →

Cinnamon Ice-cream

Cultural Background In the 16thcentury the Sicilian pulpier Ruggeri won the glorious competition of the Catharina de ‘Medici with a creation of “a frozen sweetness”. He instantly became famous for it and soon the delicacy spread over to Italy. Ice… Continue Reading →

Hangop with grilled oranges

Culturele achtergrond Hangop is an old Dutch dessert made from strained yoghurt or buttermilk. In the past when the milkman still sold fresh milk door to door, hangop was made  from milk that became sour and getting thick. Culinary information Ingredients: Full… Continue Reading →

Feta cheece spring roll

Cultural Background A spring roll is originally a Chinese dish that has found entrance in the Filipino, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Thai cuisine. There are articles. Mostly spring rolls are eaten as a starter of snack. Culinary information Ingredients: 1400… Continue Reading →

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