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An Intern Abroad: The Netherlands

 
Aug. 12, 2012 9:30 am 
Updated: Aug. 22, 2012 2:58 pm
So this past week was my last in the Netherlands unfortunately.  I had a great time spending the summer there and working for Allrecipes!  I will continue to work for another week from home trying out recipes and translating some, but the bulk of my internship is finished.  While I didn't… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 6, 2012 3:14 am 
Updated: Aug. 6, 2012 11:14 pm
Whenever people ask me what typical Dutch food is, I sigh and explain that its not very exciting, consisting of a lot of cabbage, potatoes, meats, and some seafood, i.e. mussels and herring.  The Netherlands is a very agricultural society.  Driving through the country, or a train ride between… MORE
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Jul. 30, 2012 6:00 am 
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012 2:02 pm
In an effort to find new people for recipes, it was suggested that we international interns get in touch with local schools.  Luckily for me, the family friend who is putting me up for the summer is a teacher/administrator at a local alternative school here in Zandvoort.  The school is… MORE
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Jul. 22, 2012 6:04 am 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2012 6:21 am
This week we international interns were asked to write a blog post detailing the typical kitchens of our respective countries.   In most respects, the Dutch kitchen isn't very different from an American one.  Most have a stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and toaster.… MORE
 
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Jul. 16, 2012 6:00 am 
Updated: Jul. 17, 2012 1:02 pm
So I've just passed the halfway point in my internship and things are going pretty well.  While certain strategies I've used to obtain recipes have been quite frustrating, the Allrecipes staff has been very supportive in helping come up with new ways to approach people by sharing ways in… MORE
 
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Jul. 9, 2012 5:45 am 
Updated: Aug. 1, 2012 12:27 pm
Coffee and tea, as in many countries around the world, plays an important role in the culture of the Netherlands.  Every time I visit someone at their home, coffee or tea is offered without question, regardless of time of day or occasion.  These hot beverages bring people together, makes them… MORE
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Jul. 2, 2012 1:21 am 
Updated: Jul. 4, 2012 6:24 am
One thing I notice every time I return to the Netherlands is that the quality of food seems to be a lot better here.   It’s most noticeable in the bread and the produce.  The bread, which is often baked at the grocery store, has a real crust, and more importantly, will become moldy if not… MORE
 
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Jun. 25, 2012 5:05 am 
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012 9:06 am
I know I've mentioned a market before in my previous post, Dappermarkt, but Noordermarkt also deserves special mention.  It is one of several open air markets in Amsterdam, the biggest being the Albert CuypMarkt which also has food, but also serves as an extension of various stores located on… MORE
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Jun. 15, 2012 10:46 am 
Updated: Jun. 15, 2012 6:37 pm
I arrived in the Netherlands on Monday to begin my summer as an International Content Acquisition Intern for Allrecipes.  Essentially this means I'm one of 18 interns with significant cultural ties to a foreign country with an allrecipes presence responsible for finding content for the Dutch… MORE
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Jun. 9, 2012 1:46 pm 
Updated: Jun. 13, 2012 6:29 am
I returned to New York yesterday after a two-day whirlwind introduction to the Allrecipes offices in Seattle.  I arrived on Tuesday afternoon along with a few other interns, and we were treated to a fantastic lunch at the hotel before venturing out into Seattle for the first time.  After a… MORE
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