Dutch Proverbs – The Farmer

Dutch Proverbs What farmer doesn't know, he doesn't eat.

13 responses to “Dutch Proverbs – The Farmer”

  1. AstridQK says:

    You’re been very fruity this month. Is this a hint?

  2. Bart says:

    Does not explain why Dutch people are so fond of ‘Broodje kroket’

  3. Invader Stu says:

    AstridQK – Wow. I had not even thought of that. There is obviously something going on deep in my psyche

    Bart – I love the stuff and I can’t explain it either.

  4. Does that also apply to mangoes? A life without mangoes isn’t very nice…

  5. Yvette says:

    This explains Dutch cuisine very well. “You mean it’s something we don’t traditionally have in Holland? Well screw THAT!”

  6. Beowulf.pt says:

    I’ve been in the Netherlands for 2 months now (coming from a southern-european country with great cooking) and at the moment anything that reminds me of my new Dutch friends and FOOD leaves me disturbed and anxious to the point of wanting to run to that Alprazolam stash I keep stashed for a “really stressful moment”.

    I love the Dutch so far, but loving – and mastering – food is definitely not one of their strengths.

    Fortunately, they are happy, because they do not really understand what they are missing. And I on the other hand am having some fun discovering some pearls like the native Dutch Speculoos drug you taught me about – which surprisingly seems indeed even more potent than the other popular Dutch award-winning export, White Widow.

  7. Invader Stu says:

    Barb – Hhhmmmm. Good point. I can’t remember the last time I had a mango.

    Yvette – And to think the English have based their whole cuisine around the other way around. “You mean it’s something we don’t have? Give it! It’s ours now!” (I’m mainly thinking of Curry.)

    Beowulf.pt – Welcome to the Netherlands. I sometimes wonder who has the most imagination when it comes to food. The Dutch or the English (Not counting food we’ve nicked from other cultures).

  8. Dragonlady says:

    Thats a very American looking farmer, I’ve never really noticed that the Dutch don’t seem to go for fruit that much except on pancakes.

  9. Invader_Stu says:

    Dragonlady – It’s not really about fruit. It’s a proverb that means a stick in the mud won’t try anything new. The pinapple was just something I chose while drawing the cartoon.

  10. Fabio says:

    haha amazing cartoon!

  11. Sabrina says:

    We have the exact same in German :) Was der Bauer nicht kennt, isst er nicht. Love the little cartoon!

  12. Oli4k says:

    The Dutch do like to take something foreign and turn it into their own. Broodje shoarma, tulips, the spices in speculaas (not speculoos, that’s Belgian), all of it foreign stuff turned into something ‘typical Dutch’.

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