Netherlands

The Brussel sprouts grown today taste better because they are genetically different. In the 1990’s a Dutch research identified heirloom varieties that are less bitter and bred them to be tastier and have a higher yield.

From Culinary Dud To Stud: How Dutch Plant Breeders Built Our Brussels Sprouts Boom Foods go in and out of style. Few of them, though, have gone through as dramatic a renaissance in their reputation as Brussels sprouts. For many years, they were scorned. Even Steve Bontadelli admits it, and he makes his living growing …

The Brussel sprouts grown today taste better because they are genetically different. In the 1990’s a Dutch research identified heirloom varieties that are less bitter and bred them to be tastier and have a higher yield. Read More »

Meet the 1956 Dutch-American Friendship Treaty. Americans with 4500 Euros can obtain a 2-year visa to work as an independent contractor in Holland. This can be extended long enough to ultimately apply for Dutch/EU citizenship.

What is DAFT? The Dutch American Friendship Treaty (DAFT) is an agreement between the United States and the Netherlands, established on March 27, 1956. The treaty allows US Entrepreneurs and Freelancers to acquire Dutch residency for the purpose of “starting a business”. With this Netherlands Visa, USA citizens can easily relocate to the Netherlands. You …

Meet the 1956 Dutch-American Friendship Treaty. Americans with 4500 Euros can obtain a 2-year visa to work as an independent contractor in Holland. This can be extended long enough to ultimately apply for Dutch/EU citizenship. Read More »

Elvis Presley’s manager sold “I Hate Elvis” badges as a way to make money from people who weren’t buying Elvis merchandise

Colonel Tom Parker Thomas Andrew “Colonel Tom” Parker (born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk; June 26, 1909 – January 21, 1997) was the Dutch-born manager of Elvis Presley. Their partnership was uniquely successful, Elvis being an entirely new force in popular music, and Parker an entrepreneurial genius able to market him. At age 18, Parker had …

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