Americana

The "American" section at our local supermarket

I know this blog is supposed to be about things “typically Dutch,” but I have to confess one thing I like about living in Holland is a) the availability of many American food products, and b) the uncanny similarities between some American and Dutch food products. Take, for example, pindakaas, the Dutch “peanut butter” – it’s thicker, nuttier, and less sweet (think crunchy peanut butter), but equally delicious as American peanut butter. Or pancakes, which I already did a blog post about – they are a staple of both American and Dutch cuisine. And at lunch time, the Dutch like to eat sandwiches made from cold cuts and cheese on sliced bread… just like an American school lunchbox. And they drink a glass of milk on the side!

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About Home Strange Home

I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.
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