The Rich Tradition: Episode 6 Holland



Elisabeth Luard's trip begins with a visit to a family living in a houseboat to share their traditional Hutspot. She then visits a miller grinding wheat for sale to a baking co-operative, and one of the oldest Genever distilleries in Holland. An interval to sample a Dutch favourite, raw new herring, is followed by a visit to a cheese making co-operative in Gouda and then to a friend to learn how to make spice cake. Finally, having been fitted with clogs, she learns how to make brown beans with soured milk sauce, a dish so traditional that it is the subject of a traditional dance. 

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