Olivier B. Bommel Een heer van stand

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FILM 'Als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel' (Netherlands 1983, internationally known as 'the Dragon & Bumble the Bear')
"Als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel" (literally: If you know what I mean) is a 1983 Dutch film based on the popular Dutch comics of
Marten Toonder, which are treasured by whole generations. Toonder had a great influence in the Dutch language by introducing new words and expressions. The phrase "een eenvoudig doch voedzaam maal" (a simple yet nutritious meal) has become a colloquialism in Dutch. This film was the first animated feature produced in the Netherlands.
Sir Oliver is a bear of nobility (Dutch: een heer van stand), he likes to think, an eloquent, though not always coherent and not very bright gentleman with a slight stutter when he's upset. "Als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel" (If you know what I mean), is usually used at the end of nearly any speech he made.


In honor of the 100th anniversary of Marten Toonder's birth (2012 Marten Toonder year), famous Dutch culinary expert and cookbook author Johannes van Dam published the cookbook 'Koken op Bommelstein' (Cooking at Bommelstein).

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The first Bommel cookingbook, published in 1980, was The 'Gastronomisch Bommelbook': composed by Joost, Chef de Cuisine and butler of château Bommelstein. 
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