Enjoy meeting a local in her beautiful apartment in the heart of Amsterdam over delightful Dutch pancakes! Meet your host Fusina at her home and weather permitting, walk by the canals to a local, organic grocery store (her favorite neighborhood shop!) where you will discover authentic Dutch food and brands, and shop for ingredients for your cooking class. Return to Fusina's cozy kitchen to learn to cook and flip pannekoeken or pancakes, a very typical Dutch meal. You can create savory pancakes from ham and cheese as well as sweet pancakes with a variety of ingredients and toppings like fresh apples from the market - all completely from scratch! Enjoy learning about the techniques involved in creating this dish as well as other traditions of Dutch cuisine before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Fusina.
Fusina is a warm, open and welcoming Dutch host who loves to meet new people and learn about their culture. Fusina used to be the organizer of the Dutch cookbook competition and has authored many cookbooks about Dutch cuisine. A delightful storyteller, Fusina enjoys teaching travelers how to make and flip Dutch pancakes, a signature Dutch food that is relished throughout the country. Pannekoeken are a traditional Dutch treat - they are served sweet or savory and the Dutch have fond memories of this dish they grow up eating! Please note: Fusina lives on a second floor (first floor in Europe) - there is a long and steep flight of stairs to get to her apartment which is typical Dutch. Please also note: Fusina doesn't serve alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own beer or wine to your culinary experience.