|Paulus Potter's impressive image of cattle in Mauritshuis.|
Larger than life-size, the bull dominates the entire room of the museum.
Dairy cows are part of the Dutch landscape, and have been for centuries. I love Dutch cheese, and I love to look at the cheese shops and market stalls that sell small, medium, and huge Dutch cheeses. The airport has its own brand of cheese to sell to departing tourists -- of course we couldn't resist and came home from last week's stay in Holland with a wedge of cumin-flavored gouda.
|Cheese in a painting by Clara Peeters, 1615.|
|A cheese shop in Delft|
|All kinds of Dutch seafood, especially herring, make a particularly delicious meal or snack.|
|A classic painting of a kitchen by Adriaen Brouwer |
shows delicious chickens
roasting on a spit -- you still see them at markets.