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Art & History Food Culture

Why Carrots Are Orange, and Other Weird Dutch Food Facts

Originally published on the Eating Europe blog, February 22, 2016 Featured photo by May Lawrence on Unsplash Admittedly, the Dutch have a few eating habits that may seem strange to the foreign palate. That strange affinity for the briny taste of raw herring, for instance, or their penchant for salty licorice. Their addiction to deep-fried snacks, perhaps, or […]

Art & History

How to See the Rijksmuseum in 2 Hours

Originally published on the Eating Europe blog, August 24, 2015 I worked just next door to the Rijskmuseum for 2 years, and until a week ago I hadn’t even been inside. I know, I know. It’s shameful. I tried to use the size of the museum and my short attention span as excuses, but enough […]

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