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Black Liquorice

Monday, 26th September 2011 - Last updated on: Monday, 26th September 2011

Black liquorice is the most popular candy for the Dutch people. Every year over 31.000 tons of liquorice is consumed! You will come across it everywhere, in the supermarket, at the farmacy, at the gas station and at the market. While in other countries you will rarely see it, there they are used to candy being sweet and being colorful. Therefor it's not very surprising Holland is the biggest liquorice producer on this planet. Of course in other countries they are people who love black liquorice and it gets exported away from The Netherlands. The YummyDutch webshop is an example of that. A couple of examples of delicious black liquorice:

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Boerenkool Met Worst

Tuesday, 6th September 2011 - Last updated on: Tuesday, 6th September 2011

With the summer coming to an end and autumn slowly kicking in, it is also time for the more winter-style dinners again in Holland. This summer in Holland was probably one of the worst we had in years and autumn already had the overhand for a few weeks here in Holland. In Canada it must have probably be one of the best summers ever, but here in Holland we are often stuck with lower temperatures and lots of wind. And since Holland was and still is a strong agricultural country with lots of farmers and glass houses (nurseries), winter meals like "boerenkool met worst" (boerenkool with a sausage) are amazingly popular. They are very healthy and make you more resistant to the cold ;). This is what the dish looks like:


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