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In the Netherlands it is perfectly normal to enjoy a ‘jew cookie’, a ‘negro kiss’ or a ‘moor’s head’. Many of these typical Dutch sweets are cent… Read More
In the Netherlands it is perfectly normal to enjoy a ‘jew cookie’, a ‘negro kiss’ or a ‘moor’s head’. Many of these typical Dutch sweets are centuries old and part of Dutch heritage. An outdated and perhaps racist tradition? Or should we be proud of these unique names. Ruben Pater and Leon Dijkstra collected these strange sweets in the book ‘Dutch Sweets’ where also the origin of the names are explored. It turns out ‘jew cookies’ are called ‘Dutch cookies’ outside Holland and the ‘negro kiss’ originates from Denmark. Read Less
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DUTCH SWEETS
10 Dutch Traditional Sweets
 
In the Netherlands it is perfectly normal to enjoy a ‘jew cookie’, a ‘negro kiss’ or a ‘moor’s head’. Many of these typical Dutch sweets are centuries old and part of Dutch heritage. An outdated and perhaps racist tradition? Or should we be proud of these unique names. Ruben Pater and Leon Dijkstra collected these strange sweets in the book ‘Dutch Sweets’ where also the origin of the names are explored. It turns out ‘jew cookies’ are called ‘Dutch cookies’ outside Holland and the ‘negro kiss’ originates from Denmark.
 
The booklet is available at Motto in a limited numbered edition of 200.