World Cup Cuisine: Spain vs. Netherlands
On Tuesday, I gave you an entire menu based on all the teams that made qualified in the 2010 World Cup. Now there are only two teams left, spicy Spain and underrated Netherlands. It should be an exciting game, with two European teams, one of which wasn’t predicted to go very far at all. Foodies should take note of this game, which contains teams with very different ethnic cuisines. After the jump, learn a little more about Spanish and Dutch cuisine.
My cheers are going for Spain to win the cup, so I’ll put them first. Centuries ago, Spain was a hot spot for people for all over the world, giving them a melting pot of different cultural influences as well as dishes. The fact that seafood in Spain is bountiful, since it surrounded by water, has made it a mainstay in most entrees.
Also, since the different regions of Spain are so different, few dishes are common to every part of Spain. Here are some that we could find that matched the bill:
Now on to Dutch cuisine, which is dominated by fishing and farming in the Netherlands. The country is famous for its cheese and the fact that the process of creating chocolate originated there. Although the cuisine isn’t very diverse in comparison to other Northern European countries, they do eat more vegetables compared to meat.
Do you have any favorite Dutch or Spanish recipes? Share them here!