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Food - Glorious Food! (Or - There Are Some Things Which Just Don't Taste The Same In The Wrong Country)
If you know me you will probably have heard me talk about one of my all time favourite dishes - Nasi Goreng (an Indonesian kind of "Egg Fried Rice" Dish - but 100 times tastier).

However, you probably not have heard of another of my favourite dishes - I think it appears in my Mum's big Dutch cookery book as "Brussels Witlof".

Now - I am not at my Dad's house so I am typing this from the memory of eating it.

What you need is the following;

A head of Chicory per person ("Witlof" is Chicory in English)
A Slice of Ham per head of Chicory
Grated Cheese (Do not use Edam for this - unless you like your cheese to have the consistency of plastic when it is melted.)
An ovendish big enough to fit all the ingredients in.
An reasonably hot oven in which to cook it.  (My Dad has been known to use a microwave to cook it but it is one dish which tastes better when cooked in an oven.)


Remove root end from each head of Chicory and rinse Chcory to remove dirt.
Wrap slice of Ham around head of Chicory and place in oven dish.  Repeat until you have got all the Chicory wrapped and in the oven dish.
Grate cheese over the top of all the wrapped Chicory.
Put in preheated oven and cook until ham is slightly crispy and cheese has melted.

Plate up and serve with boiled potatoes.

As the Dutch would say - "Eet Smakelijk" (or Bon Apetit).

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