In winter erwtensoep (pea soup) is very popular. Depending on the weather, stamppot and winter soups are eaten from fall to the beginning of spring. It is commonly believed that a bowl of erwtensoep tastes better when it’s freezing outside. Which may be true, as in winter it is often served at outdoor activities.
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Erwtensoep is also called:
this is the last expression-of-the-month of 2013
- Literal Translation: “Speaking is silver, being silent is gold.”
- Meaning: It’s better to keep your silence, than to speak (for example in diplomacy or politics).
- English equivalent: “A still tongue makes a wise head.”