Dutch Cuisine — Hachée, Dutch Beef Stew

The Dutch landscape, much of it farmland reclaimed from the sea with an elaborate system of dikes, was difficult and labor-intensive to create and maintain.  The cuisine that has resulted from such a place is robust, hearty, and simple.  Dutch meals contain a ton of vegetables and a little meat or fish, and dairy products are typically served as well.  Dutch cheeses are famous around the world, especially the cannonball-shaped Edam, pungent Limburger, and, of course, Gouda:

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