"This extremely informative book offers historical insight into the Dutch culinary heritage in America, together with recipes, to give us an enticing taste of the past. Thank you, Peter Rose, for another great publication on our shared culinary traditions!"—Dolph Hogewoning, consul general of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to New York
"‘You are what you eat’ may be a cliché but it does embody the most important activity central to life: the preparation and consumption of food. Rose’s engaging book celebrates this activity among the Dutch settlers in the Hudson Valley with 72 historical recipes, a highly informative essay on Dutch foodways of the period, and instructions on how to cook the dishes in a home fireplace."—Charles T. Gehring, director, New Netherland Research Center at the New York State Library
From cookies and custards to savory dishes and salads, Rose shows that historical cooking—whether done over an open fire or on a stovetop—need not be a thing of the past. Rose includes an engaging overview of Dutch culinary history from the middle ages to the seventeenth century, giving readers a tour of the foodways of the Netherlands and New Netherland.
Peter G. Rose is the author of The Sensible Cook: Dutch Foodways in the Old and New World and coauthor with Donna R. Barnes of Matters of Taste: Food and Drink in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art and Life and Childhood Pleasures: Dutch Children in the Seventeenth Century
6 x 9, 136 pages