Dutch junk food has royal origins

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The ‘kroket’ (‘croquet’ of ‘croquette’, yes it’s a French word) actually has royal beginnings, according to top Dutch food critic Johannes van Dam in ‘Het volkomen krokettenboek’ (roughly ‘The comprehensive kroket book’), which will be published this fall. “It is nonsense to say that the kroket is made of meat leftovers,” Van Dam explains. According to his research, the recipe is from 1691 attributed to French chef Francois Massialot who made krokets out of delicacies such as truffles, mushrooms and cream cheese for King Louis XIV.

(Link: vleesmagazine.nl)

7 Comments »

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  3. Except that they ARE made of meat leftovers…and if you’re lucky you get a whole artery.

    Comment by Jean-Marc — December 22, 2009 @ 1:08 am

  4. I like the croquet.

    Comment by Bert — February 4, 2011 @ 10:31 am

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