World Cuisine Wednesday

By 1800FlyEurope in World Cuisine Wednesdays | on July 21st, 2010

During the month of August, Amsterdam will be welcoming one of the most anticipated events of the year, De Parade. This  traveling theatre festival visits various cities throughout Netherlands including Rotterdam, Amsterdam and The Hague.  Visitors are treated to performances by wandering entertainers, children’s programs and my favorite, the food fair!

The food fair is one of the most popular features at De Parade.  An international food booth offers a great variety of cuisines in snack portions or full meals. This year, De Parade will take place from 6 August until 22 August at the Martin Luther King Park on Amsteldijk between the Beragebrug and Utrechsbrug.

Gates are open from 3:00 p.m. until midnight.

This week, our food travels will take us on a trip to Amsterdam for a refreshing summer dessert.  Hangop is an old Dutch recipe that is not only delicious, but healthy as well!  Plus, this treat is extremely easy to put together.

Berry Hangop

  • 4 c plain, strained yogurt
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries (or any berry of your choice)
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • sugar to taste
  • ¬º c balsamic vinegar + 2 tbsp (optional)
  • 2/3 c fresh chopped basil (optional)

Sweeten the yogurt with sugar to desired flavor and whip in the seeds of the vanilla bean.

To make the sauce, puree berries, sugar and a teaspoon of water in a food processor or blender. If you wish, add the vinegar and basil to the mixture for a unique topping.

Garnish with fresh berries and mint leaves.

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