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Ever wondered what Queen Máxima’s favourite meal is? Curious as to what makes Dutch folk singer, Frans Bauer, lick his lips in anticipation? Or perhaps you’d like to know what celebrated Dutch swimmer, Erica Terpstra, prefers to rustle up at home in her kitchen? Let’s find out!
Dutch celebrities – preferred dishes
You might think that the Dutch rich and famous would prefer to dine out in fancy restaurants, but this is actually not the case. In fact, many Dutch celebs favour traditional Dutch cuisine, and some are as at home in the kitchen as they are in the limelight! The list below reveals (in no particular order) the favourite dishes of some of the Netherland’s best-loved celebrities.
Dutch royal family – favourite dishes
The Dutch royal family have disclosed little about their culinary preferences in the past. However, Dutch archives now reveal that they tend to enjoy relatively simple fare: Queen Wilhelmina apparently loved porridge, Prince Claus liked nothing better than a Beef Stroganoff (without tomato paste), which he allegedly prepared himself, whilst Princess Beatrix still receives regular deliveries of Sachertorte. Queen Máxima, on the other hand, has slightly more exotic tastes, which is hardly surprising considering her Argentinean background. Yet, just like many other women in the Netherlands, she appears to have a decidedly sweet tooth – as evidenced by her fondness for ‘dulce de leche’ and chocolate mousse!
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