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‚Äôs 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.
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.