Category Archives: Belgium

An Intro to Belgian Cuisine

ONE unquestionable truth regarding the Belgian nation is that it has a fabulous reputation for food. Whilst the reputation of a country where big cuisine has preference over fine cuisine may overshadow the vibrant avant-garde Belgian gastronomic movement, you’ll notice … Continue reading

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PLACES TO VISIT – Gare Du Midi Market

SAID to be the biggest market in Europe, this sprawl of colourful stalls next to the railway lines has an international flavour, with exotic North African and Mediterranean spices, cheeses, meats, clothing, leather goods and everything else under the sun. … Continue reading

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STAPLE FOODS – Waffles

WHEN I think of Belgium, I immediately think of the immensely satisfying waffle as there’s simply no better place to sample them. So for all you potential waffle connoisseurs out there, here’s a quick slither of info to get you … Continue reading

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE – Belgium

IT’S always a good idea when visiting a foreign country to know what’s good to eat, but it’s an even better idea to find out when’s best to eat it. This is why the fantastic people at the Belgian tourist … Continue reading

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RESTAURANTS – Belgium

Belgium/Flanders has 17,000 restaurants, so it a bit of a foodie capital.  The high priests of Belgian cuisine have embraced the 21st-century avant-garde – after Luxembourg and Switzerland, the country can claim more Michelin stars per head than anywhere else … Continue reading

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DRINKS – Belgian Beer Goggles

TOURISTS flock from around the world looking to experience Belgian beer culture, and why wouldn’t they? Ever since the Middle Ages, when local Belgian monasteries first began to brew, beer has become well and truly ingrained into Belgium’s heritage. So … Continue reading

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FAST FOOD – A Guide to Moules

WHEREVER you go to eat eat in Belgium, you’re virtually guaranteed to come across Moules (aka Mussels) in various servings, usually with a side of chips and some homemade mayonnaise. It’s more than just the national food however, it’s a … Continue reading

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