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Dutch Dinners

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warm eten click to hear 2 'hot food' - usually dinner - recepten click to hear Recipes - Nutritional Values
Eet smakelijk! click to hear 'Have a nice meal - enjoy your meal - bon appetit!'
Hollandse Kost click to hear 'the (simple) Dutch cuisine'

[French beans meal]
sperziebonen click to hear 2
[a meal of fava beans with bacon, potatoes and a fried egg]
tuinbonen click to hear 2
[Italian Beans Meal]
snijbonen click to hear 2
[sauteed mushrooms]
gebakken champignons click to hear 2 3
[meatball]
gehaktbal click to hear 2 3
[pea soup]
erwtensoep click to hear
[red beets]
bietjes click to hear 2
[red cabbage, sausage]
rode kool click to hear
[a well with gravy in a carrots/potatoes/onion mash]
hutspot click to hear (jus click to hear 2 (Fr.) 'gravy')
"een kuiltje voor de jus" click to hear 2 (a well for gravy)
[Belgian Endives Meal]
witlof click to hear 2
[bacon]
spek click to hear 2
[a few potatoes]
aardappels click to hear slang: piepers click to hear 2
[peeled potatoes in a pot]
geschilde aardappels click to hear
[a handful of elbow macaroni pasta]
macaroni click to hear
[a handful of rice]
rijst click to hear
[a handful of brown rice]
zilvervliesrijst click to hear - 2
[a piece of meat]
vlees click to hear
[ground meat]
gehakt click to hear
[small pieces of beef for stew]
soepvlees click to hear
[chicken]
kip click to hear
[sausages]
worstjes click to hear
[smoked sausage]
rookworst click to hear
[a few strips of raw bacon]
rauw spek click to hear
[bacon]
uitgebakken spek click to hear
[slices of ham]
ham click to hear
[small meat balls (for soup)]
soepballetjes click to hear
Dutch Fish
['little soldiers' - homemade croutons]
'soldaatjes' click to hear
['soldaatjes' on pea soup]
... op de erwtensoep click to hear
[a salad]
sla click to hear
[potato salad]
aardappelsalade click to hear 2
(De) sla click to hear means both 'lettuce' and 'a light salad' (main ingredient: lettuce) - a heavier salad with for instance potatoes is called (de) salade click to hear
['the philosopher' - a dish of brown beans,
  stew beef, apples and potatoes]
filosoof click to hear
[spinach]
spinazie click to hear
[a red beets and spinach meal]
bietjes en spinazie passen goed bij elkaar click to hear
red beets and spinach go together well, are a good fit

gekookt click to hear 'boiled' - gekookt ei click to hear 'boiled egg' - de gekookte aardappels click to hear 'the boiled potatoes'
gebakken click to hear 'baked; fried; sauteed' - gebakken ei click to hear 'fried egg' - het brood is gebakken click to hear 'the bread has been baked' (i.e. is ready)
- kort gebakken click to hear 2 'rare,' shortly baked - "rood van binnen" click to hear 2 'red on the inside'
gefrituurd click to hear 'deep-fried' - frietjes click to hear 'French fries' >>
geroosterd click to hear 'roasted, toasted, grilled' - geroosterd brood click to hear [roasted bread] 'toast'
gerookt click to hear 'smoked' - gerookte paling click to hear 2 'smoked eel'

[a kale dish] [a kale dish] (de) stamppot click to hear 2 is a mix of a (usually) cooked vegetable like curly kale or endives with mashed potatoes and often with bacon.
boerenkool click to hear 2 '(curly) kale'
boerenkoolstamppot click to hear 2 3 - also called: stamppot boerenkool click to hear 2 is pictured on the left. It's usually served with smoked sausage: boerenkool met worst click to hear. I often have it with sautéed mushrooms,
- a good combination: een goede combinatie click to hear 2
- it goes together well, it is a good fit: 't past er goed bij click to hear 2.
You can also use that phrase for people: ze passen goed bij elkaar click to hear 2 ('they are a good fit, they make a good couple.')
['cup' of soup - the shape of the container]
een kop soep click to hear 2
[a bowl of soup]
een kom soep click to hear - kom soep click to hear
[a plate of soup]
een bord soep click to hear
[a 'small cup' of soup]
een kopje soep click to hear 2
The Dutch 'kop' in 'kop soep' just refers to the shape of the container - not as you might expect to a cuplike (250 ml) amount of soup. Maybe you'll get a cupsize portion when you say kopje click to hear ('small cup') - een kopje soep click to hear 2 ('a small cup of soup') ->>
warm click to hear 'warm' - koud click to hear 'cold' - scherp click to hear 2 'spicy,' "hot" - flauw click to hear 'bland,' (not enough salt?) - machtig click to hear 2 'very filling (food)' also: 'powerful'
zoet click to hear (zoet/zoete click to hear 2) 'sweet' - zout click to hear 2 (zout/zoute click to hear 2) 'salty; salt' - zuur click to hear 2 (zuur/zure click to hear 2) 'sour; acid' - bitter click to hear (bitter/bittere click to hear 2) 'bitter'
kruiden click to hear 'spices and herbs' >>
lekker click to hear 2 (lekker/lekkere click to hear 2) 'enjoyable, good, well' - zalig click to hear 2 3 'heavenly' - vies click to hear (vies/vieze click to hear 2) 'tasting bad' - also: 'dirty' - vieze vis click to hear 'foul, bad-tasting fish'
't eten - 't was lekker click to hear 'the food - it was enjoyable'
't eten - 't was koud click to hear 'the food - it was cold'
(het) etentje click to hear 2 'informal dinner party' - (het) diner (Fr.) click to hear 'formal dinner party' - (de) uitnodiging click to hear 2 'invitation'
Heb je lekker gegeten? click to hear 2 'Have you [informal you] eaten well? Did you enjoy your meal?' - more lines with 'to eat'
- also: Heb je lekker geslapen? click to hear 2 'Did you sleep well?'
The French word (het) dessert click to hear 2 is a bit formal - more informal: (het) toetje click to hear - a difficult and somewhat old-fashioned word for 'dessert' is: (het) nagerecht click to hear
Still common 'gerecht' words: (het) voorgerecht click to hear 'appetizer' (informal: (het) voorafje click to hear) - (het) hoofdgerecht click to hear 'main dish' - (het) bijgerecht click to hear 2 'side dish'
(het) aperitief click to hear a (usually alcoholic) drink before dinner - the diminutive is more common: (het) aperitiefje click to hear
(de) smaak click to hear 2 'taste' - (de) nasmaak click to hear 'aftertaste'
't Smaakt naar nootjes click to hear 2 'it tastes like nuts, it has a nutty taste'
't Heeft iets van chocola click to hear 2 '[it has something of chocolate] there is a hint of chocolate'
't Smaakt naar meer click to hear 2 '[it tastes like more] it was so good I'd like some more' - only said among friends, not in a formal setting
(de) geur click to hear 2 3 'smell' - ruiken click to hear 'to smell' >> - (de) stank click to hear 2 'stink, bad smell'
(de) spruitjesgeur click to hear 2 'the smell of Brussels sprouts' - the stale smell of Brussels sprouts cooked hours ago, said to prevail in Dutch fiction writing
Ik ruik gas click to hear 2 'I smell gas' - 'natural,' cooking gas, not gasoline or petrol)
Het ruikt naar bloemetjes click to hear 'it smells like flowers, it has the smell of flowers'
De geur van dennennaalden click to hear 'the smell of pine needles'
Je kunt wel blijven eten click to hear 2 3 'You can stay for dinner (or lunch)' - Je hoeft niet weg te gaan click to hear 2 3 'You don't have to leave'
Tanden click to hear (singular: (de) tand click to hear) are only the 'front teeth' - the back teeth ('molars'?) are kiezen click to hear (singular: (de) kies click to hear) - kauwen click to hear 2 ('to chew') - (de/het) kauwgom click to hear ('chewing gum')
houdbaar click to hear 2 (["can be kept"] 'non-perishable, shelf-stable') - houdbaar tot ... click to hear (["can be kept till ..."] 'best before') - you may find these phrases on food items: tenminste houdbaar tot ... click to hear 2 (["can be kept at least till ..."] - 'good till at least ...' - 'sell by ...' ) - uiterste verkoopdatum click to hear 2 ('ultimate, final, last day of sale, best-by date') - and remember that in Dutch dates, the day comes before the month
Is 't nog goed? click to hear 2 3 ('is it still good?' - i.e. not spoiled, still good and safe to eat)
Na 't eten click to hear 2 ('after [food] dinner') - na de lunch click to hear ('after lunch')

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Gij zult niet stelen click to hear 'Thou shalt not steal'