Roald Smeets – Belgium Food is World Famous
Belgium is world-famous for its chocolate and beer, but other Belgium food draws tourists and travelers here as well.
Belgian frites (french fries), Belgian waffles, and a tasty cookie (or biscuit) called ‘speculoos’ are just a few of the mouth-watering snack foods that visitors and residents enjoy here.
Then there are restaurants featuring Belgian cuisine specialties including moules frites (mussels and fries), Waterzoo, stoemp potato, and Salade Liégeoise. Enjoy a Belgian restaurant and you might agree with those who say that in Belgium you get the best of both worlds: the quantity of a hearty German meal and the quality of fine French cuisine. Are you getting hungry for Belgium food yet?
Belgian Beer Belgium is world famous for many things not the least of which is its beer. In an interview with Brussels Walks tour guide Jan Dorpmans, the Brussels-Belgium-Travel-Guide takes you behind the scenes of Belgium’s love affair with the brew in Belgian Beer
Belgian ChocolateWhat’s the story behind Belgian chocolate? How did chocolate become such a vibrant part of the Belgian economy? Who are the major players? And what makes Belgian chocolate ‘Belgian’?
The Brussels-Belgium-Travel-Guide offers this section to answer these questions and more about the wonderful world of Belgian chocolate. No matter how brief your visit to Belgium , you’ll want to experience Belgian chocolate. We’ll tell you how to do just that inBelgian Chocolate We’ll also tell you how to make delectable Belgian chocolate truffles in your very own home kitchen inBelgian Truffles
Belgian Fries You can find authentic Belgian fries at sidewalk stands, along ‘Pita Alley’ near the Grand Place, and in most Belgian restaurants. Called ‘frites’ in Belgium, they’re always served fresh and hot (very hot!) and often in paper cones with sauce on the side. More in:Belgian Fries
Belgian WafflesEnjoying warm, doughy Belgian waffles is just one of the pleasures of visiting Belgium.
If you’ve never had one of these authentic Belgian delicacies, then you’re in for a treat. Prepared from a yeast-leavened batter, these waffles are lighter and more crisp than other waffle varieties.
Served warm by vendors on the street or from small kiosks in stores, these Belgian treats are often enjoyed fresh from the iron or covered in whipped cream, fresh fruit or chocolate.
In our Belgian Waffle Guide we conduct ‘The Great Belgian Waffle Hunt’, offer Belgian Waffle recipes and links to where you can purchase a Belgian waffle maker…all in:Belgian Waffles
Brussels Cooking ClassesThere’s no better way to get to know a culture than through its food. For some, that just means dining out at restaurants. For others, that means learning the art of local cooking so they can take it home with them.
With our Brussels Cooking Classes page, we offer interviews and stories on cooking schools in Brussels which feature Belgium food as well as other culiary styles. Most schools offer short and long-term options so if you’re here for just a few days, you can choose your class, book ahead and enjoy a unique experience in aBrussels Cooking Class.
Speculoos Cookie If Belgium has a national cookie (or biscuit as the English say) it is the Speculoos. Originally created for children to celebrate Saint Nicholas day, the treat is now so popular it is served with coffee in bars and restaurants, used as a flavor in specialty ice creams, and has even inspired a Speculoos butter. We’ll tell you more inSpeculoos
Brussels RestaurantsHere, we feature reviews of Brussels restaurants and links to two great restaurant portal sites.
Follow this link and you’ll find our first reviews which feature a group of Pita restaurants just off the Grand Place, a small cafe on the Grand Place that offers quick and cheap eats, and a traditional Greek restaurant located on the Grand Place.
You’ll also find links to a website that lists a number of restaurants in the city and even gives virtual tours of establishments; as well as a link to a website that offers reviews of Belgium
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- Origin of Waffles (belgianwafles.wordpress.com)
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- Waffle House in Belgium (belgianwafles.wordpress.com)
- Beyond the Frites: Belgian food you’ve probably never heard of (alloverthemap.net)
- Photo Essay: Belgian Artisan Chocolate Shops (alloverthemap.net)
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- Waffle House Review (belgianwafles.wordpress.com)
- A Rainy Afternoon in Brussels (hartwish.wordpress.com)
- Classic Belgian Waffles (belgianwafles.wordpress.com)