Dutch food: Stamppot [Dec 5] – FREE CLASS –

~~ Free cooking class alert! ~~

When my students in my cooking classes ask me about typical Dutch food, I have to bring up stamppot. It’s typical Dutch, and Dutch people to rank their boerenkoolstamppot (kale mash) number one in every ranking of Dutch food.

On December 5th, when Sinterklaas (sounds like Santa Claus) visits the Dutch children and shoves presents through their chimneys, I will host a free cooking class. A gift from me to you.

Stamppot is like an empty canvas, that you can color any way you like.



Why a free cooking class?

Well, I like to think the Learn to cook without recipes classes are quite unique, so you might want to test it out and taste of this style of 1 subject classes before committing to future classes. That’s why we set up this free Dutch food cooking class for just this once.


Okay, so what is stamppot?

Stamppot is a dish with potatoes and another vegetable, often cooked together in 1 pot (pot), that you mash (stamp) together. Sometimes all ingredients are cooked together (curly kale, carrots and onions), sometimes separately (braised cabbage, sauerkraut), sometimes the added vegetable is added raw (escarole stamppot). And these are just a few possibilities.


What can you expect?

What the classes in the Taste & Technique series make stand out from other cooking classes, is that in each class we will focus on 1 subject only. That could be a cooking technique, an ingredient, a dish or another theme.

On Monday, December 5th, you will learn all about stamppot, an ideal type of dish to showcase how I teach. The concept of stamppot is easy enough to understand and learn how you can play with it, without even ever having heard of this dish before.

Stamppot in itself is vegetarian (milk, butter), but is easy to veganize. And to make the dish a full meal, we will be cooking a protein of choice and make jus, a Dutch flourless gravy.


What you’ll learn

  • How the Dutch boil their potatoes (yes, we do it differently!)
  • How to make andijviestamppot (escarole mash)
  • How you can play with the concept of stamppot, using other vegetables and cooking techniques
  • How to make a full meal by adding protein
  • Who Sinterklaas is and how we Dutch typically celebrate his birthday

What you’ll need

  • A large pot (2 to 2.5 quart/liter)
  • Potatoes
  • Escarole, spinach or lettuce
  • Knife, cutting board
  • Potato masher or a hand mixer. A potato ricer is fine too
  • Full grocery and tools list will be provided after signing up

About your chef

In her cooking classes, chef Edie loves to explain what happens in your pots and pans. In these 1 subject only cooking classes we will dive a bit deeper then just follow a recipe. It won’t be super science-y, but often we will do experiments so you can taste the difference between various methods, cooking techniques or seasonings. All to empower you to get a bit looser with recipes so you can come a more confident and creative cook.

Feel free to get in touch with any questions you have.

chef Edie Dourleijn, owner creative cook co, seasoned chef, cooking teacher and cooking coach
Your chef Edie Dourleijn
owner of Creative Cook Co

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Dutch food: stamppot [Dec 5, free!]

Dutch food: stamppot [Dec 5, free!]

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