Last week on Thursday I went out for a vegan
dinner at the Dokhuis gallery in Amsterdam. The Dokhuis Gallery is part of a
formerly squatted house, which has become legalized so the people living there
now do not have to be worried about being thrown out at any time. Every
Thursday evening someone of them is cooking a vegan meal, which you can
purchase and eat at the gallery for about five euros. Drinks can be purchased
at the bar (they’ve got this great organic ginger lemon, for example) Later in
the evening there’s often a band playing in the cellar or movies are being
shown. So if you are in Amsterdam on a Thursday evening, come and check it out!
Last week they served Bigos at the Dokhuis.
Bigos is a traditional polish dish. It is a savoury stew of cabbage and meat.
Recipes for Bigos vary from region and family. The girls who cooked at the
Dokhuis last week used sauerkraut and soya for it. Here is what it looked like:
The Bigos was accompanied by a creamy cucumber salad and small breads, which they
baked in a pan. I really liked the Bigos. It was the perfect food for the
uncomfortably, early autumm weather outside. The cook also gave me her recipe
for bigos. So if I divide her directions through 40 I should be able to use it
to cook bigos for my boyfriend and me ;-)
Here is a picture of the two wonderful cooks: