|Traditional food for New Year
Oliebollen, the round ones closest to camera, are deep fried fruity dumplings. They’re best served hot with a sprinkling of icing sugar.
Appelbeignets, the flat lighter ones in the distance are slices of apple with a light batter, deep fried and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. They’re my favourite.
|Champagne, is associated with celebration in many countries – including this one. This was outside the best local wine shop, it’s on Haarlemmerstraat. They have a great selection of wine and are very knowledgeable. With an Italian in the house we chose a Prosecco rather than Champagne.|
|The news this morning is full of beautiful displays of fireworks from all around the world. in Amsterdam it’s a little different, everyone buys their own fireworks and lets them off at around midnight. It results in a spectacular display above the city, with the iconic gables of Amsterdam houses backlit by what seems to be a thousand stars.
It’s hard to photograph fireworks though!
|One other tradition for New Year (at least in our house) is the national lottery. We didn’t win.
Back to work next week.