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WK snert and stamppot champions short of challengers

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GRONINGEN – The northern Dutch provincial capital of Groningen hopes to profile itself with two culinary world championships for which in effect only Dutch cooks need to register. The two are creating snert, Dutch style peasoup, and stamppot, mashed potatoes mixed with such vegetables as carrots and onions, kale or sauerkraut. While all the Dutch could easily make these culinary dishes, disappointingly only forty enthusiasts registered, showing the rest of the country how little challenge actually goes into claiming a snert world championship…. Only eight enthusiasts entered the stamppot contest, all of them from somewhere in the Netherlands. The annual WK encourages participation from Dutch people living abroad where there is an abundance of expertise creating these typical Dutch dishes.