"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Discuss Cooking Community Forums > New Member Introductions!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-26-2012, 07:29 AM   #11
Sous Chef
 
Luca Lazzari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Nonantola, Modena
Posts: 858
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stella_maris View Post
Hello!
...
Growing up in a family of farmers, I've always had an interest in food. Many of my childhood memories involve cooking in some way. We always had good home made food from fresh ingredients, very often home grown.
Welcome from Italy, Stella_maris

I hope you will share with us some recipes for that "good home made food"
__________________

__________________
You eat what you are
Luca Lazzari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 10:02 AM   #12
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: the Netherlands
Posts: 9
Well, as I am Dutch I'm not sure if you would like those dishes, the Italians that I've met in the Netherlands were all not so impressed with our local cuisine ;) I remember a Italian university friend who called our food 'barbaric' ....

One of the most popular dishes in here, served as a cold side dish with a meal or BBQ, is called koude schotel (literally: cold dish). Here's a picture: http://www.yummyinmytummy.nl/images/dsc_01125.jpg (not my picture)
Every family has its own recipe and my aunt's recipe is the best I've ever had. It's made from the meat that's leftover from making broth, potatoes, mayonaise and all kinds of vegetables and herbs. We put it on a large plate and decorating it is an art in itself. Some people make shapes, decorate with vegetables, eggs, fish ... We love it in here, but foreign people are always a bit scared of trying it. It tastes better than it looks.

Other classics include pea soup, potato soup, leek soup, rabbit stew, hot bread rolls with meat, pancakes with bacon or cherries. Sweet dishes are apple pie, Bossche bollen (tennis ball sized cream puffs, filled with whipped cream and covered entirely with a chocolate layer) rice pudding and rice cookies, sugar bread and olie- and appelbollen (known in English known as Dutch donuts, sometimes filled with apple or cherries)

Lots of old fashioned comfort food. I guess a lot of them are acquired tastes, but most people will certainly like the sweet dishes. I'll translate some recipes of those later on. I still frequently eat most of these foods, although some of them are a lot of work. The rabbit stew is a bit difficult though, as I live in the city it would be a little difficult for me to go on hunt :)
__________________

__________________
'Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.' - Mark Twain
Stella_maris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 10:22 AM   #13
Executive Chef
 
justplainbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Eastern Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,206
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stella_maris View Post
Well, as I am Dutch I'm not sure if you would like those dishes, the Italians that I've met in the Netherlands were all not so impressed with our local cuisine ;) I remember a Italian university friend who called our food 'barbaric' ....

One of the most popular dishes in here, served as a cold side dish with a meal or BBQ, is called koude schotel (literally: cold dish). Here's a picture: http://www.yummyinmytummy.nl/images/dsc_01125.jpg (not my picture)
Every family has its own recipe and my aunt's recipe is the best I've ever had. It's made from the meat that's leftover from making broth, potatoes, mayonaise and all kinds of vegetables and herbs. We put it on a large plate and decorating it is an art in itself. Some people make shapes, decorate with vegetables, eggs, fish ... We love it in here, but foreign people are always a bit scared of trying it. It tastes better than it looks.

Other classics include pea soup, potato soup, leek soup, rabbit stew, hot bread rolls with meat, pancakes with bacon or cherries. Sweet dishes are apple pie, Bossche bollen (tennis ball sized cream puffs, filled with whipped cream and covered entirely with a chocolate layer) rice pudding and rice cookies, sugar bread and olie- and appelbollen (known in English known as Dutch donuts, sometimes filled with apple or cherries)

Lots of old fashioned comfort food. I guess a lot of them are acquired tastes, but most people will certainly like the sweet dishes. I'll translate some recipes of those later on. I still frequently eat most of these foods, although some of them are a lot of work. The rabbit stew is a bit difficult though, as I live in the city it would be a little difficult for me to go on hunt :)
Mayonnaise and horseradish (Mierikswortel) go well together.
__________________
justplainbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 04:42 AM   #14
Sous Chef
 
Luca Lazzari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Nonantola, Modena
Posts: 858
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stella_maris View Post
Well, as I am Dutch I'm not sure if you would like those dishes, the Italians that I've met in the Netherlands were all not so impressed with our local cuisine ;) I remember a Italian university friend who called our food 'barbaric' ....
I know, we travel across the world, and when we get back in Italy the main thing we discuss is always how ugly the cuisine of xxxxx (insert country name) was, and how disgusting the coffe made in xxxxxx (insert country) was. And when we get back we eat at once one ton of pasta.
I must admit that I used the adjective "barbarian" a couple of times in my posts here on DC...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stella_maris View Post
koude schotel
...
pea soup, potato soup, leek soup, rabbit stew, hot bread rolls with meat, pancakes with bacon or cherries. Sweet dishes are apple pie, Bossche bollen (tennis ball sized cream puffs, filled with whipped cream and covered entirely with a chocolate layer) rice pudding and rice cookies, sugar bread and olie- and appelbollen (known in English known as Dutch donuts, sometimes filled with apple or cherries)
I'm waiting! I especially like the idea of a rabbit stew
__________________

__________________
You eat what you are
Luca Lazzari is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.